Advocacy Resources

Key Committees for Nurses and Healthcare Issues


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The public information and advocacy section of the website contains an extensive listing of resources and links to websites for advocacy/public Information, clinical and educational issues, funding, professional organizations, and policy and practice issues.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Non-members can access information about: legislation/regulation, Congressional committees; practice issues; political action committee (PAC) activities; Office of Health Policy contact information; and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

American College of Nursing Practitioners

Another excellent resource for policy information and advocacy tools related to advanced practice.

American Nursing Association


This site contains information related to perioperative nursing practice at the federal and state level.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Information about advocacy and issues related PNP practice issues, pending legislation, and legislative action. The site also has a mechanism to register for a legislative listserver.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Site provides information, advocacy tools, supported legislation/cost reports/policy briefings, policy alerts, and regulatory/state affairs information.

Oncology Nurses Society

This site contains an excellent source of information on public policy and advocacy, including action alerts, and access to ONSTAT, the ONS electronic advocacy network.

The Public Policy Committee has created the following tool to assist you in understanding the law making process in your state.  The provided links will directly connect you to guides, manuals, FAQs or general legislative information.  If you should have any additional questions regarding your particular state, please contact Chad Reilly,, in the National Office for assistance.

IOM Future of Nursing Report

The entire IOM Future of Nursing Report 620-page report can be downloaded for free as a PDF file or purchased as a print publication from the National Academies Press.

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