AONL comments on proposed and interim rules put forth by federal regulatory agencies. AONL also communicates with federal legislators to convey nursing leadership’s position on legislative proposals impacting patients, health care and the nursing profession.
June 14, 2022 SAVE Act
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) strongly supports the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act of 2022, which would make it a federal crime to assault or intimidate a hospital employee. Thank you for your leadership in offering health care workers the same protections as aircraft and airport workers. As the professional organization of the more than 11,000 nurse leaders who manage and provide patient care across the health care continuum, AONL is the voice of nursing leadership and an affiliate of the American Hospital Association.
Sept. 17, 2021 Build Back Better Maternal Health Stakeholders Letter
The 244 undersigned organizations, dedicated to the health and well-being of birthing people and their families, write to express our enthusiastic support and appreciation for the maternal health provisions included in the Committee on Energy and Commerce print of the Build Back Better Act. We appreciate the Committee’s demonstrated commitment to addressing our nation’s maternal mortality crisis, which disproportionately impacts Black and Indigenous people, through bold policies that will help us ensure that pregnant and postpartum people have access to critical resources, health care coverage, community-based and social supports, and the high quality health care they need in order to thrive. We urge you to swiftly enact these provisions and send them to the President’s desk. Our nation’s moms depend on it.
Nov. 16, 2020 Letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris
On behalf of our more than 10,000 member nurse leaders who manage and provide patient care, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) commends you on quickly establishing the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board and urges you to include the nursing perspective as your team prepares to address this public health crisis. Facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the collective resources of the health care community.
Aug. 21, 2020 AONL urges funding TriService Nursing Research Program
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) urges you to provide at least $6 million in FY2021 in funding for the TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP), within the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 6935). This critical and effective program promotes the health and wellness of our nation’s military.
June 29, 2020 340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth
340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range of health care stakeholders and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
May 7, 2020 Funding for Emerging Threats to Moms and Babies initiative
AONL joins national effort in requesting funding for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Moms and Babies initiative in the next COVID-19 response package.
May 4, 2020 Health Organizations Support DACA
Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients work as health care professionals across the United States. Rescinding DACA and the corresponding work authorizations for these providers would reduce our nation’s health care capacity at a time we can ill-afford to lose valuable personnel.
Apr. 30, 2020 AHA & AONL Support the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act
The American Hospital Association(AHA) and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) are writing to strongly support the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act.
Mar. 10, 2020 Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020
AONL strongly supports the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020, which offers a comprehensive approach to addressing the black maternal health crisis in the United States.
Jan. 13, 2020 Initiative to Accredit Nurse Practitioner Residency Programs
The AONL appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Practitioner Residency/Fellowship Programs and supports the need for the accreditation of these programs.