The National Nurse Act for Public Health (HR 1597 and S 696) are important Identical bills before both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The act would designate an already funded position, the Chief Nurse Officer of the USPHS to be the National Nurse for Public Health and give nurses a huge voice in public health for all Americans.
Nurses are 4 million strong and need a solid voice and strong leadership to educate the public in how to Prevent chronic illnesses and complications which take a huge toll on the health care industry as well as the financial status of all Americans. We face multiple public health crises including the Opioid crisis. We have an emerging Measles epidemic and chronic illnesses are reaching epid… Read More