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advocacy
an act of support on behalf of another for a cause that improves health for persons and/or populations
advocate
a person who champions causes, such as disease awareness or other health issues
Campaign for Action
a coalition of nurses dedicated to transforming health and health care by nurses in collaboration with consumers, educators, and businesses in the United States
coalition
a group of people with shared vision or concerns such as nurses or nursing associations and other groups that join forces to support a cause
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations that works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce
National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
an independent scientific advisory organization formed in 1970 that aims to improve health for all by advancing science and health equity and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice on a national and global platform
political action committee (PAC)
a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates
social justice
a view that each person deserves equal economic opportunities as well as political and social rights
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
the bill that reauthorizes loan repayment and scholarships for nurses, loans for nursing faculty development, advanced education nursing grants, grants for increasing nursing workforce diversity and nurse education, practice, quality, and retention grants
vaccine hesitancy
a delay in acceptance of or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccine services
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