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Home Health Expert Joins VNAA's Advocacy Team (News Article) - Jul 17th, 2006
Capitol Health Group, a prominent national consulting firm representing VNAA, recently announced that Jennifer Higgins has joined their lobbying team as a federal affairs associate. Ms. Higgins has extensive experience working in the healthcare policy area, including two years as an analyst at...
Senate Committee Passes Older Americans Act (News Article) - Jul 10th, 2006
On Wednesday June 28th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)Committee approved S. 3750 the "Older Americans Act." The legislation is a bipartisan reauthorization of the act and provides for many social service programs for senior citizens and the elderly, including long-term...
VNAs Urged to Educate Legislators During Upcoming Congressional Recess (News Article) - Jun 26th, 2006
With Congress adjourning at the end of this week for the traditional July 4th recess, now is the time to check-in with your legislator’s office to schedule a meeting with your Representative or Senator, find out about town-hall meetings, and extend the invitation for them to visit your agency or go...
Grassroots Key to Fighting Medicare Cuts (News Article) - Jun 19th, 2006
VNAA's legislative success in preventing another freeze to the home health market basket update is directly tied to our grassroots advocacy. Last year our grassroots network came withine one vote in preventing a freeze; this year we believe that we can successfully turn back the tide on another...
Senate Authorizes Funding "Troops to Nurse Teachers" Pilot Program (News Article) - Jun 19th, 2006
The Senate passed an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations that authorized funding to create a pilot program to encourage honorable discharged or retired Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps officers to become nurse educators. Under the program, scholarships would be available...
VNAA, Nursing Groups Push for Federal Funding for Nursing Workforce Development (News Article) - Jun 12th, 2006
VNAA recently joined forces with other national nursing adovcates to urge Congress to increase funding for the critical Nursing Workforce Development programs by $25 million for FY 2007. Nursing Workforce Development programs are the largest source of federal funding for nursing education,...
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