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Monday, June 30, 2008

Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans Adopts Resolution Supporting Office of the National Nurse Intiative



Thank you to President Verna Porter and the Executive Board of the Oregon Alliance for Retired Persons who passed the following resolution in support of creating the Office of the National Nurse:

RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT LEGISLATION TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL NURSE:


WHEREAS nurses are highly valued and trusted by the public and, in addition to administering healthcare, are often called up to deliver educational messages about health maintenance and disease prevention; and

WHEREAS there are thousands of nurses and nurse educators currently living and working in the State of Oregon; and

WHEREAS a national effort is under way to create an Office of the National Nurse; and

WHEREAS on March 8, 2006, Congresswoman Lois Capps, a nurse representing the 23rd District of California, introduced HR 4903 in the House of Representatives to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of the National Nurse; and

WHEREAS HR 4903 enjoyed bipartisan support and 42 members of the House of Representatives signed on to the bill, including the entire Oregon House delegation; and

WHEREAS the Office of the National Nurse would raise awareness of health issues and engage all nurses in promoting good health through education and community outreach; and

WHEREAS the National Nurse would effectively complement the existing Office of the Surgeon General of the United States; and


WHEREAS
the Office of the National Nurse would support valuable initiatives, such as producing weekly media broadcasts to promote health, increasing the numbers of nurse educators, facilitating deployment of nurses to underserved areas, promote volunteerism within the Medical Reserve Corps and partnering with existing agencies to deliver nursing assistance and education to communities, particularly communities in crisis;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans memorializes the Congress of the united States to enact legislation to create an Office of the National Nurse; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that this resolution be forwarded to the National ARA with a request for them to adopt a similar resolution; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the leaders of the House Nursing Congressional Caucus, the presiding officer of each branch of Congress and the entire US House and Senate delegation representing Oregon

Approved by the Oregon ARA Executive Board June 12, 2008

Signed

Verna Porter
President

Val Jack
Secretary

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, June 30, 2008  

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