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.

Take Action

Visit our Action Center to take action on important issues today. Learn about recent advocacy activities and contact your representatives about bills that impact.

Advocacy Toolkit

PCNA’s advocacy toolkit includes information and resources to help you take action in support of cardiovascular nurses and the health of the nation.

2018 Advocacy Award Winner Karen Larimer with members of the Advocacy Committee

Advocacy Award

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.

Advocacy Committee

The PCNA Advocacy Committee identifies issues that align with our mission and impact nursing and our patients. Learn more about the Advocacy Committee.

Advocacy Partners

PCNA works with the following organizations to advance public policy initiatives:

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Advocacy News

A Continued Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

In our commitment to advancing maternal health, PCNA’s Advocacy Committee and other PCNA leaders present a renewed call to action in the fight against cardiovascular-related maternal mortality. Our Advocacy Committee first authored a call to action in the 2021 July-August issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing “Progress in Prevention” column. This article shed light…


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…