How to influence public policy?
For individual nurses, it is difficult to monitor, track and influence health policy within the Commonwealth given the fact that the Massachusetts legislature debates hundreds of health care related bills and regulations that can impact nurses, nursing practice, patients, quality care and access to care. But ANA - Massachusetts members working together within the ANA - Massachusetts Health Policy Committee do have the potential to make a great difference on health policy issues.
Join the ANA Massachusetts Action Team and continue to help in lobby efforts, please fill out form below and submit,
ANA - Massachusetts Action Team Toolkit
The ANA MASS Action Team – MAT cordially invites you to join this new and exciting team. When you join you will be lending your voice to those matters affecting all nurses in Massachusetts. When you join, you agree to be informed about issues affecting those we care for. When you join, you will be standing up for yourself and your colleagues by creating an active electronic network that can quickly respond to legislative issues. Your support is needed in Going to the MAT for Nursing!
You can support MAT in two ways –
Ø Join the Legislative Response Team - this team is comprised of ANA Massachusetts members who agree to contact their legislators by email, in writing or by telephone when there is a matter before the legislature affecting nursing or health care. When you join MAT you will receive education on how to communicate with your legislator and other important materials.
Ø Join the Legislative Testimony Team – being on this team means that you possess an expertise or competency in a particular subject area and you are willing to share your knowledge and expertise with the Health Policy Committee. It also means that you are available to submit verbal testimony during selected legislative hearings.
To Join ANA Massachusetts Action Team - Please fill out the following form: