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NLN Capitol Connection - November 2017

11/07/2017
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
November 7, 2017

DOES YOUR SCHOOL RECEIVE FUNDING FOR YOUR NURSING PROGRAM?

CCimage   The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 959/S. 1109) reauthorizes or continues the Title VIII nursing workforce development programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Reauthorization will allow your school to continue to compete for funding in the form of federal grants for your nursing program. The Title VIII nursing programs give grants to schools to support nurse faculty production, prepare RN’s and APRN’s, increase opportunities for minority students, supports retention, as well as scholarships and loans to nurses who practice in a nurse shortage area after graduation.
Without reauthorization, the government may defund or worse eliminate the Title VIII programs. If your school currently is or has benefited from funding for your nursing program, then ask your Representative and your Senators to support the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017.

LAWMAKERS UNVEIL BILL EXPANDING COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
mental health Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) along with Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Doris Matsui (D-HI) introduced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 1905/H.R.3931) in October. This bill expands funding for community mental health services. Read more...
SENATORS ALEXANDER AND MURRAY STRIKE BIPARTISAN DEAL ON ACA
hands In October, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a deal on providing subsidies to Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans and state flexibility.
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PRESIDENT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON HEALTH CARE
signing order Last month, the President signed an executive order on health care. Essentially the executive order eases rules on small businesses banding together to buy health insurance, through what are known as association health plans, and lifts limits on short-term health insurance plans. Read more...


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