Thank you to the National Physicians Alliance
for their endorsement of the initiative to establish an Office of the National Nurse. According to the NP Alliance website, "The National Physicians Alliance was founded in 2005 by former leaders of the American Medical Student Association. Membership is open to all physicians who have graduated from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education or who hold a license to practice medicine in the United States."
Here is their letter of support:
March 10, 2008
Representative Lois Capps
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
The Honorable Congresswoman Capps:
On behalf of the 10,000 members of the National Physicians Alliance, I am writing in support of HR 4903. The NPA affirms the World Health Organization's definition of health as a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." We believe that by re-titling the Chief Nurse Officer of the USPHS to be the "National Nurse" that more attention will be brought to the public health and preventive issues that are cornerstones of the nursing profession.
The NPA looks forward to being part of the growing coalition that will make this initiative a reality. Please feel free to contact us for any assistance you may need.
Jean Silver-Isenstadt, M.D., Ph.D.
National Physicians Alliance
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, March 17, 2008