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Health Policy & Advocacy

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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.

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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.

APHON Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Additional COVID-19 Priorities

April 28, 2020

APHON and fellow Nursing Community Coalition members sent a letter to House and Senate leadership thanking them for their work to combat COVID-19 and outlining additional priorities for future COVID-19 legislation.

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APHON Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

April 23, 2020

APHON joined sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition and signed on to written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony included funding requests of $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

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APHON Joins the Nursing Community Coalition Letter to Senate HELP Committee Urging Them to Advance Title VIII

September 5, 2019

APHON joined all members of the NCC and signed on to a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee urging them to consider and advance Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S.1399).

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APHON joined the Patient Quality of Life Coalition in commenting on the Pain Management Best Practices Draft Report

April 2019

The overall comments focused on ensuring that pain management policies continued to address the opioid epidemic and to ensure patients with serious illnesses had access to pain medications

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APHON sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

April 2019

The letter commented on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies supporting $10 million in fiscal year 2020 to help generate pediatric reference intervals from existing clinical samples. This funding would help create a more standard reference interval for a more accurate diagnosis.

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APHON Joins Comments To Address America’s Rising Health Care Costs

March 2019

APHON joined the Patient Quality of Life Coalition in responding to the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s request for information on ways to address health care costs. PQLC supported efforts to increase access to palliative and hospice care services as a way to lower health care costs.

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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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