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Sign-On Letters Joined by ACNM

The table below lists advocacy letters written by a variety of organizations and coalitions, to which ACNM has added its name.

Date Sponsoring OrganizationLetter Description
2/16/17 Nursing Community Letter to Congress urging vote for Title X Program
1/19/2017Nursing Community
Letter to Congress on Health Reform
1/12/2017APRN Coalition
Letter to the VA on APRN Final Rule
12/12/2016Nursing Community
Letter to the Trump Transition Team
11/30/16 March of Dimes Letter of Support for Million Babies White Paper and Million Babies Logic Model
March of Dimes
Letter to Congress on Postpartum Depression and Mental Health Reform
10/26/16Nursing Community
Letter to the House and Senate Regarding Title VIII and NINR Funding
10/19/16Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics
Letter to Congressional Leaders Supporting S.2745, the Advancing NIH Strategic Planning and Representation in Medical Research Act
10/18/16Friends of HRSA
Letter to the House and Senate on FY17 HRSA Funding
10/14/16ACOGLetter to CMS Regarding Medicaid and CHIP Services
10/12/16Friends of AHRQ
Letter to the House and Senate on FY17 AHRQ Funding
9/12/16APRN WorkgroupLetter to Congress on Appropriations Bill on VA
9/7/16APRN WorkgroupStatement for the Record for the House Committee on Veterans Affairs
7/22/16Nursing CommunityComment Letter on Proposed VA Regulation Removing Physician Supervision
7/22/16APRN WorkgroupComment Letter on Proposed VA Regulation Removing Physician Supervision
7/13/16March of DimesLetter to Congressional Leaders on Zika Funding
7/12/16Nursing CommunityLetter to Senators on Funding for Title VIII Nursing Programs
7/12/16ACLULetter to Congress Opposing S. 304, the Conscience Protection Act
7/5/16Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics (SMFM Lead)Letter to House in support of H.R. 5219, the Safe Medications for Mothers and Babies Act.
6/28/16March of DimesLetter to Congressional Leaders on Legislation to Address Zika Virus
6/27/16APRN WorkgroupComment Letter on MACRA Regulation
6/23/16APRN WorkgroupLetter in Support of Congressional Dear Colleague Letter on VA Proposed Regulation
6/15/16National Urban LeagueLetter to Congressional TriCaucus in Support of HEAA
6/14/16March of DimesLetter to Congressional Conferees on Zika Funding
6/6/16March of DimesLetter to Congressional Conferees on Zika Funding
5/26/16APRN WorkgroupLetter to House and Senate on VA Proposed Regulation on APRNs
5/18/16 March of DimesLetter to House on Funding for Zika Virus
5/9/16Nursing CommunityLetter to Congress on Nursing Week
4/27/16Research!AmericaLetter to Senate HELP Committee in support of legislation promoting innovative clinical research
4/19/16APRN CoalitionLetter to Energy and Commerce Committee on Modifications to Medicare Physician Payments
4/15/16Nursing CommunityTestimony for Senate Appropriators on FY 2017 Budget
4/15/16Nursing CommunityTestimony for House Appropriators on FY 2017 Budget
4/5/16Coalition to Advance Maternal TherapeuticsLetter to Senate HELP Committee supporting creation of a Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women in the NIH Strategic Plan.
3/21/16Friends of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services ProgramLetter to Senate and House Appropriators in support of Title V Maternal Child Health Block Grant Program
3/8/16Nursing CommunityLetter to Senator Jeff Merkley in support of Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act.
3/3/16Nursing CommunityLetter to Appropriators in Support of Funding for National Institute of Nursing Research
3/3/16Nursing CommunityLetter to Appropriators in Support of Funding for Title VIII Nursing Programs
2/12/16SMFMLetter to Congressional Appropriators in Support of Funding to Address Zika Virus
1/26/16APRN CoalitionLetter to Senate Finance Committee on Chronic Care Policy Options
12/18/15APRN CoalitionComment letter on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017
12/16/15APRN CoalitionLetter to VA in support of APRN full practice authority, along with collection of letters from veterans and veterans groups and op-eds supporting same.
12/15/15National Coalition on Graduate Nurse EducationComment letter to CMS on proposed GNE evaluation process.
11/20/15APRN Coalition
Comment letter on draft white paper on Alternative Payment Model
11/17/15APRN Coalition
Comments re merit-based incentive payment system, promotion of alternative payment models, and incentive payments for participation in eligible alternative payment models
11/16/15Friends of HRSA
To Appropriations Committee urging highest level of funding for 2016
10/28/15APRN Coalition
Letter commending Speaker and Minority Leader on work to yield a bipartisan budget agreement
10/22/15Friends of AHRQ
Letter to Senate Appropriators urging them to enact sequestration relief and restore AHRQ budget authority
10/22/15Friends of AHRQ
Letter to House Appropriators urging them to enact sequestration relief and restore AHRQ budget authority
10/14/15Nursing Community
Congratulatory Letter to Newly Appointed Rear Admiral (RADM) Sylvia Trent-Adams as Deputy Surgeon General of HHS
10/6/15APRN Coalition
Letter to HVAC Secretary in Support of Recommendation, "Formalize Full Nursing Practice Authority throughout VA"
10/6/15APRN Coalition
Letter to HVAC Chair and Ranking Member in Support of Recommendation, "Formalize Full Nursing Practice Authority throughout VA."
9/24/15ACOGProvider Letter to House and Senate in Support of Planned Parenthood Funding
Letter Opposing S 1553, "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
9/16/15Nursing Community
Letter to House and Senate Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education requesting highest level of support for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and National Institute of Nursing Research
9/8/15APRN Coalition
Comments on Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions for Part B for CY 2016
8/13/15Nursing Community
Support Letter for Mary Wakefield Nomination as Deputy Secretary of HHS
8/13/15Nursing Community
Support Letter re Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015
8/13/15Nursing Community
Thank You Letter to Senator Merkley for Title VIII Amendment
8/3/2015ACOGUrging the House and Senate not to prohibit Planned Parenthood from participating in federal health programs
7/27/15AWHONNSupporting nomination of Dr. Emily Drake as a candidate for membership on the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
7/27/15National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Amicus Brief - The People of the State of New York against Jennifer Jorgensen
7/14/15National Partnership for Women & Families
Letter urging Congress to support Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (HR 2654)
6/22/15Friends of AHRQ
Letter to Congress opposing elimination of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
6/22/15Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D)
Support letter for Friendly Airports for Mothers Act - legislation to require major airports to establish a lactation room in every terminal
6/10/15Nursing Community
Support letter for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (HR 2713)
6/9/15APRN Coalition
Opposition letter to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi opposing extension of Medicare sequestration cuts to offset costs of Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
5/20/15APRN Coalition
Support/Comments for NIH/NINDS Draft National Pain Strategy
5/19/15National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Endorsement of Amici Brief, State of WV vs Stephanie Louk
5/18/15Qualis Health
Endorsement of Oral Health Delivery Framework White Paper
5/15/2015Provider Coalition on Contraceptive Guidance
Thank You Letter to Labor, HHS, Treasury for Issuing FAQs on ACA Implementation
5/13/2015Physicians for Reproductive HealthLetter to US House Opposing H.R 36, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act."
5/6/2015 Nursing CommunityLetter to Congress Regarding National Nursing Week
4/22/15Somali Health Care Advocates
Co-creation/Endorsement of Brochure for Infibulated Somali Women to Give to Health Care Provider
4/13/2015APRN WorkgroupLetter to the Senate Supporting Legislation to Revise Medicare Physician Payment Methodology
4/3/2015AWHONNLetter to Congress on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
3/24/2015Friends of HRSALetter to Congressional Appropriators on Funding for HRSA
3/24/2015APRN WorkgroupLetter to House in Support of Reform of Medicare Physician Payments
3/17/2015Nursing CommunityLetter to Senators Moran, Tester and Thune in Support of the Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act
3/17/2015Nursing CommunityLetter to House Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee in Support of Funding for Title VIII Nursing Education
3/6/2015Broad ad hoc coalitionLetter to House in support of Home Health Planning Improvement Act (HR 1344/S 578)
3/4/2015APRN WorkgroupLetter to House in Support of "Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act"
3/3/2015First Focus Campaign for ChildrenLetter to Congress Urging Reauthorization of  the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
2/26/2015First Focus Campaign for ChildrenLetter to Congress Supporting Reauthorization of the CHIP Program
2/25/2015Broad ad hoc coalitionLetter to Senate on Bill to Allow APRNs to Certify Need for Medicare Home Health Services
2/11/2015APRN WorkgroupLetter to Rep. Upton on 21st Century Cures Bill
2/6/2015APRN WorkgroupComment letter on ACO Proposed Regulation
1/30/2015National Women's Law CenterLetter to Legislators Opposing H.R. 30
1/22/2015Nursing CommunityLetter to new members of the House introducing the Nursing Community.
1/22/2015Nursing CommunityLetter to new members of the Senate introducing the Nursing Community.
1/21/2015Nursing CommunityLetter Congratulating Margaret Wilmoth on her appointment as Major General, in charge of US Army Reserve medical assets.
1/21/2015Physicians for Reproductive HealthLetter to the House objecting to H.R. 36, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation.
1/20/2015APRN WorkgroupLetter to House Committees on Reform to Medicare Physician Payments.
11/11/2014Nursing CommunityLetter to Senate and House appropriators regarding funding of Title VIII nursing education
11/5/2014CQMCComments on USPSTF's proposed research framework looking at breastfeeding interventions.
10/28/2014National Association of Community Health CentersLetter to Congress urging support for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps
10/23/2014First FocusLetter to Congressional leaders urging extension of funding for the CHIP program.
9/23/2014Nursing CommunityLetters to Senator Brown and Senator Murray expressing thanks for their sponsorship of S. 2694, a bill to increase Medicaid primary care payments.
9/22/2014National Women's Law CenterLetter to HHS Secretary Burwell encouraging a thorough review of the essential health benefits package.
9/5/2014APRN WorkgroupLetter to Veterans Health Administration Chiefs and Facility Administrators Regarding Changes to VHA Nursing Handbook
9/2/2014APRN WorkgroupComment Letter on Proposed CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
8/13/2014SMFM/ACOG/ACNMLetter to Secretary Burwell Encouraging HHS to Consider Guidelines from these Organizations with Respect to Cervical Length Measurement and Use of Progesterone.
7/30/2014APRN WorkgroupLetter in Support of Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Conference Report on H.R. 3230, as Amended
7/24/2014Nursing CommunityLetter of Congratulations to Secretary Burwell on Her Nomination to Lead HHS
7/23/2014Nursing CommunityLetter in Support the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014, S. 2154
7/22/2014Nursing CommunityLetter in Support of Robert MacDonald's Nomination to Lead the VA
7/16/2014ACOGLetter in Support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 1975
7/15/2014Informal Coalition of OrganizationsLetter in Support of Legislation Establishing Training Standards for Military Healthcare Personnel Conducting Forensic Exams on Victims of Sexual Assault
6/17/2014Nursing CommunityLetter to Reps. Burgess and Capps supporting H.R. 4385
6/9/2014APRN WorkgroupLetter to Sens. Sanders and McCain supporting efforts to reform the Veterans Health Administration.
6/9/2014 Coalition for Patients' RightsComment letter on Request for Information on Provider Non-Discrimination Language of the Public Health Service Act.
6/6/2014Nursing CommunityLetter expressing thanks to Secretary Sebelius for her service
6/4/2014Nursing CommunityLetter to Veterans Administration Supporting Changes to Veterans Health Administration Nursing Handbook
5/20/2014 National Women's Law CenterLetter to House Rules Committee supporting amendment to cover breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling for military families under TRICARE.
5/6/2014Group of National OrganizationsEmail to House and Senate Encouraging Legislation Promoting Full Practice Authority for APRNs.
4/28/2014Group of National OrganizationsComments in response to proposal to reschedule hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule I.
4/4/2014 National Health Service Corps Stakeholder AssociationsLetter to House and Senate appropriators requesting sustained financial investment in the National Health Service Corps.
4/2/2014Nursing Community
3/28/2014Nursing CommunityRequest that House appropriators fund Nurse Workforce, Nurse Research and Nurse-managed clinics in FY 2015 appropriations bill.
3/28/2014Nursing CommunityTestimony Submitted to House Appropriations Committee on Funding for Nursing Programs
3/28/2014Group of National OrganizationsSupport for extension of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.
3/25/2014APRN WorkgroupSupport for Senate legislation (S. 2110) to repeal the current Medicare physician payment methodology.
3/24/2014National Women's Law CenterUrging Treasury and HHS to issue guidance on applying for premium tax credits when circumstances make it impossible to submit a married filing joint return.
3/21/2014Friends of HRSAIncreasing HRSA's discretionary funding in FY 2015.
2/25/2014APRN WorkgroupSupport for legislation (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) to repeal the current Medicare physician payment methodology.
2/20/2014Nursing CommunityCongratulating Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams on her appointment as the new Chief Nursing Officer of the Public Health Service.
2/20/2014Nursing CommunityThanking Rear Admiral Kerry Paige Nesseler for her service as Chief Nursing Officer of the Public Health Service.
2/5/2014 Nursing CommunityExpressing opposition to a "Dear Colleague" letter being circulated in the U.S. House that expresses concerns with the VA's proposed changes to its nursing handbook to allow independent practice for APRNs.
2/3/2014 HHS Encouraging providers to administer influenza vaccine to pregnant and postpartum women.


International Association of Forensic Nurses and the Nursing Community

Supporting Sen. Boxer's amendment to Defense Authorization Act that would require training for nurses helping victims of sexual assault in the military.


Family Planning Coalition

To OMB urging the President to continue making women’s health a priority in his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request and respectfully requesting increased funding for family planning and reproductive health programs at home and abroad.


Nursing Community

Letter to House and Senate Budget committees urging that investments in nursing education and research programs are protected from further cuts in FY 2014 and in the future.


Nursing Community

Addressed to the Budget Conference Committee chairs, this letter emphasizes the negative impact sequestration has on nursing workforce development and research.



Suggested changes to the draft SGR reform legislation. Sent to Finance and Ways & Means committees.


March of Dimes

Letter to all House offices urging support for S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, when it is considered under Suspension of the Rules later today.


Nursing Community

Request to House Energy & Commerce Committee to oppose the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013 (HR 2817)


Nursing Community

Letter to Rep Suzanne Bonamici thanking her for introducing Protecting Access to Primary Care Act (HR 2986)


Nursing Community

Letter to Rep Kristi Noem thanking her for introducing Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services (PARTS) Act (HR 2801)


Nursing Community

Letter to Sen Jerry Moran thanking him for introducing Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services (PARTS) Act (S 1143)


Management Sciences for Health

Letter urging UN Member States to adopt agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries


Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition

Letter to chairs of Environment & Public Works Committee, and Environmental Health Subcommittee, requesting substantive changes to Chemical Safety Improvement Act



Report from ACOG Task Force on Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. This report was reviewed by Cecilia Jevitt and Deborah Morrison Martin.


US Breastfeeding Committee

Letter to Rep Carolyn Maloney and Sen Jeff Merkley thanking them for introducing the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2013


Nurse Practitioner Advocacy

Views of APRN Organizations on the President's and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare


Frontline Health Workers Coalition

meeting request to USAID


Frontline Health Workers Coalition

meeting request with U.S. Office of Global Health Diplomacy


Frontline Health Workers Coalition

request to President Obama that a high-ranking member of Administration represent the US at Global Forum on Human Resources for Health



Letter to House & Energy Commerce Committee and Health Subcommittee from APRN groups in support of continued legislative progress on bipartisan legislation (HR 2810)


US Preventive Services Task Force

ACNM invited to review USPSTF Guidelines on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus



APRN groups in support of HR 2504 Home Health Legislation


Nat'l Health Equity Coaltion

Letter thanking House and Senate Appropriations Committees for advancing health equity and urging them to continue funding for federal programs.


Amer Assoc of Nurse Anesthetists

APRN Work Group comments to the House Energy & Commerce Committee on its proposed draft legislation repealing SGR and reforming Medicare payment



Disappointment in Administration decisions regarding Tummino vs. Hamburg case and emergency contraception


US Breastfeeding Committee

USBC Core Competencies


Patients' Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)

PARCA rejects HR 1427. PARCA calls for Congress to reject legislation that would limit patient access to care, etc.



Neonatal Encephalopathy Task Force Report


Nat'l Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

HR 2954 - Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011 (Title V and maternal health provisions)


Nat'l Task Force to End Sexual Violence Against Women

Sign-on letter to Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations, and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations. Letter asks for support of continued investment in VAWA and FVPSA.


Nat'l Network to End Domestic Violence

Support for continued investment in Violence Against Women Act Programs and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act


Proposed Rule, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Part II - Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Proposed Rule (78 Fed. Reg. 9216; Feb 7, 2013)


March of Dimes

Letter to Sponsors of Preemie Reauthorization Act

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