Make a Difference in Your Patients’ Lives Through Public Policy
As the most trusted profession in the country, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association believes that nurses have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their patients through public policy. PCNA Advocacy helps nurses have a voice, grow personally and professionally, and impact public policy.
Visit our Action Center to take action on important issues today. Learn about recent advocacy activities and contact your representatives about bills that impact.
PCNA’s advocacy toolkit includes information and resources to help you take action in support of cardiovascular nurses and the health of the nation.
PCNA's Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention recognizes a member’s leadership in advocacy at the local, state, or federal level in the areas of cardiovascular disease prevention or advancing the nursing profession.
The winner of this award works strategically to bring awareness and support to initiatives through direct interaction with legislators, grassroots, or the media. Learn more about the Advocacy Award.
The PCNA Advocacy Committee identifies issues that align with our mission and impact nursing and our patients. Learn more about the Advocacy Committee.
PCNA works with the following organizations to advance public policy initiatives:
- Alliance for Aging Research
- American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- The American College of Cardiology
- The American Diabetes Association
- The American Heart Association
- The American Nurses Association
- National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
- Nursing Community
- Partnership for Prevention
- Tobacco Free Kids
- Society for Behavioral Medicine
Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America: 2022 Health Equity Legislative Update
Once again, PCNA has partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Medical Alley Association on a series designed to educate legislators about the links between race and cardiovascular disease in the United States. Following a successful 2021 program, the series includes two podcast episodes and a webinar. Obesity’s Impact on Heart Health The…
Addressing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Ensuring that we are addressing ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease) at the individual, organizational, and system level, across an individual’s lifespan, and taking into account social determinants of health and their impacts, can help stem the tide of increasing rates of ASCVD and the associated morbidity and mortality. ASCVD: Reasons, Rates, and Responses ASCVD is caused…
Advancing the Cardiovascular Nursing Profession
Can you remember exactly what inspired you to be a nurse? For many of us, the calling comes in childhood. Maybe we are following in the footsteps of someone we know, or are encouraged to this noble profession by one or more family members or family friends. We may have had a positive experience with…