Faculty: Janet Davis, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN
Release Date: 07/01/2014
The Health Policy and Advocacy Committee is building a grassroots network of DNA members from across the country. Join us as we prepare to take action on bills and other policy matters that come before the legislature.
What is the purpose?
Members of Congress will often accept correspondence or phone calls only from their own constituents. Even if they do accept them from others, the members’ constituents’ opinions receive greater consideration. For this reason, it is important that DNA be represented in every state.
In addition to federal legislation, many issues important to dermatology nurses come under state jurisdictions. For instance, indoor tanning legislation is enacted on a state by state basis. Our goal is to recruit DNA members from every state who can help us get our message out and effect legislative action.
How do you think you can effectively voice your opinion?