As more emphasis is placed on community action to promote better health, the vision and purpose of having a National Nurse is reinforced. National Public Health Week is April 5-11 and this year's theme is a perfect example.
Read this important message below from our colleagues at APHA:
National Public Health Week (NPHW) kicks off next Monday, April 5, 2010! This year’s theme is “A Healthier America: One Community at a Time.” During the week, Americans will be asked to champion public health by making healthy changes – big and small – in their communities, workplace, and schools.
This year, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard and Senator Tom Udall have introduced resolutions in recognition of NPHW highlighting the need to strengthen our public health system and better educate Americans about the importance of public health and prevention in building healthier communities.
Please take the time to send a message TODAY to your Representative and to your Senators urging them to cosponsor the NPHW resolutions! Congress is in recess this coming week, returning to Capitol Hill on April 12th. This is an ideal time to call your US Representative's local office to make an appointment to discuss and advocate for HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
. To assist you in finding out who your Representative is and to find their phone number, visit this Take Action Link
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, April 02, 2010