Health Policy Committee
The ANA Massachusetts Health Policy Committee is comprised of members who have experience with and/or interest in health care policy. The Committee monitors regulations and public policy activities within Massachusetts though periodic electronic updates. The Committee also makes recommendations for statewide legislative and regulatory priorities for the Association and its membership. The national perspective on key health issues is provided by the American Nurses Association.
Participation on the Committee, which comes together on a monthly basis via conference call or at “in person” meetings, offers nurses the opportunity to become actively engaged in the political process.
The Health Policy Committee
- advises the ANA Massachusetts Board of Directors on legislative and health policy priorities
- advocates ANA Massachusetts positions on established priorities through legislative testimony, website postings, published articles, position papers
- educates and updates ANA Massachusetts members regarding current legislative priorities
- provides a mechanism for political activity regarding health policy and legislative issues
Examples of Committee Member Activities
Attend public hearings
Attend educational sessions related to public policy issues
Participate in coalitions
Meet with legislators
Represent ANA - Massachusetts in public forums
Present at schools of nursing
Write for the ANA - Massachusetts newsletter
Health Policy Committee Members
Christina Saraf - Co chair
Arlene Swan-Mahony - Co-chair
Margaret (Peg) S. Blum
Mary A Manning
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Questions? Contact ANA Massachusetts at info@ANAMass.org or 617-990-2856.