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Health Policy & Advocacy

dcimageAPHON is committed to ensuring that Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses are provided with the latest information on pending legislative and regulatory issues and activities impacting the profession and patients. For more information view our health policy agenda. You may also contact APHON’s Health Policy and Advocacy Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Legislative Action Center

The APHON Legislative Action Center provides federal and state legislative information related to pediatric hematology/oncology patient care and nursing. Get involved by staying informed and taking action!

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Advocacy Correspondent

A quarterly offering from the Association of Pediatric/Hematology Oncology Nurses, the goal of the newsletter is to inform members about legislative and regulatory issues impacting the profession of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and the patients we serve.

2016 Issues

Winter Spring | Summer Fall

2015 Issues

Winter | Spring | Summer | Fall

2014 Issues

Winter | Summer Fall

Sign-On Letters

Sign-On letters are policy-oriented letters sent to members of Congress, congressional committees or federal agencies expressing the viewpoint of the signatories.

Alliance for Childhood Cancer

February 2017

Protect Coverage for Children with Cancer and their Families 

APHON joined members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer in urging Congressional leaders to protect coverage for children with cancer and their families, as changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other health care programs are debated.

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Nursing Community Coalition 

March 2017

APHON Supports Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Request

APHON supported testimony provided by the Nursing Community to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting $244 million for the HRSA Nursing Workforce Development programs and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

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February 2017

APHON Supports Title VIII Reauthorization

APHON joined with the Nursing Community in a statement commending the reintroduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act.

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January 2017

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Support

APHON joined with members of the Nursing community in urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to include Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists as part of its full implementation of the final rule pertaining the practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

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January 2017

Introductory Letter to Congress

APHON joined with members of the Nursing Community in a letter to the House and Senate outlining the core principles of the coalition and highlighting its policy agenda.

December 2016

Support of Policy Principles

APHON joined with members of the Nursing Community in a letter to the Presidential Transition Team outlining the core principles of the coalition and highlighting its policy agenda.

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Many times, the best way to make an impact with a broad audience is to partner with a coalition that can help advance our priority issues. APHON belongs to the following coalitions:

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