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Legislative Action Center

The APHON Legislative Action Center provides federal and state legislative information about 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 newsletter's goal 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 Congress members, congressional committees, or federal agencies expressing the signatories' viewpoint.

Title VIII, STAR Act, Cancer Drug Parity, Creating Hope, COVID-19 Packages, and Other Key Legislation

APHON Endorses the RISE Act

March 15, 2021

APHON signed on to the Alliance for Childhood Cancer letter supporting the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act.

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APHON Reiterates COVID-19 Priorities Including the FAAN Act

February 25, 2021

APHON signed on to the Nursing Community Coalition letter to Congress reiterating COVID-19 priorities, which includes additional nursing education infrastructure through the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act.

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APHON Welcomes 117th Congress

January 29, 2021

With the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC), APHON sent letters to the Senate and House welcoming the 117th Congress and outlining our shared priorities to combat COVID-19, invest in Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs, and support nursing research.

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APHON and NCC Congratulate Chairwoman DeLauro on her Leadership of the House Appropriations Committee

January 29, 2021

APHON signed on to the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) letter congratulating Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) on her election as House Appropriations Committee Chair and looks forward to working with her again on issues relevant to nursing and healthcare.

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Health and Justice

Leading Cancer Organizations Endorse Goal of Resuming Cancer Screening and Treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 28, 2021

APHON is teaming up with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and other leading cancer organizations and cancer centers across the country to endorse the resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Government Funding and Research

APHON Supports Federal Sickle Cell Disease Programs

March 19, 2021

APHON has joined the American Society of Hematology and other fellow Sickle Cell Disease Coalition organizations in signing on to a letter to Congress requesting funding for federal sickle cell disease programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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APHON Urges House and Senate Subcommittees on LHHS-ED to Fund Title VIII and NINR

March 16, 2021

APHON signed on to the Nursing Community Coalition letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) outlining the funding request levels of $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $193 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) for FY 2022.

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APHON Supports Funding for Pediatric Reference Intervals

February 17, 2021

APHON signed on to a letter led by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry which supports funding to help generate pediatric reference intervals from existing clinical samples at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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