Friends of the Nursing Community Coalition
What is Friends of the Nursing Community?
The Friends of the Nursing Community (FNC) is a broad-based collaboration that helps to promote America's health through nursing care. FNC partners with the Nursing Community to advocate for sound public policy that improves the health and health care of the nation with a specific focus on the unique contributions of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).
Who can join?
Any healthcare related organization that agrees to support and/or currently champions the core NC principles as outlined in the Nursing Community mission may join. There are no fees to participate.
How can my organization participate?
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management promotes a model of integrative pain care. Such care is multimodal, interdisciplinary, and team-based. We recognize the key role played by nurses in providing such care, whether as a nurse practitioner or in other nursing roles. We know that, frequently, nurses take on a care coordination role for the pain care team, a role that effectively makes them the “quarterbacks” of the team. Nurses make up the second-largest group within our membership, and we hope to expand that constituency by continuing to provide top-quality education and advocacy for nurses.
Eldercare Workforce Alliance
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance is a group of 31 national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America.
The Institute of Medicine, in its critical report Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, called for immediate investments in preparing our health care system to care for older Americans and their families. In response, we formed the national Eldercare Workforce Alliance --representing consumers, family caregivers, the direct-care workforce, and healthcare professionals-- to propose practical solutions to strengthen our eldercare workforce and improve the quality of care.
The Harm Reduction Coalition
The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. HRC’s efforts advance harm reduction policies, practices and programs that address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration. To that end, HRC works closely with numerous national public health, medical, and health professional organizations and coalitions on issues of mutual interest, including ensuring that the nation has the public health workforce to provide comprehensive care to individuals, with a focus on helping those most at-risk with respect to adverse outcomes associated with poor mental health, drug misuse and abuse, and addiction.
HRC supports federal policies and programs that serve to expand and strengthen the nation’s health care workforce, recognizing that special attention and investment must be made to address current and expected shortages of nurses, mental health professionals, addiction medicine specialists, and treatment and recovery professionals. HRC recognizes and appreciates the critical role that nurses play in providing quality care in all care settings (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, at-home, community-based clinics, etc.), educating patients and families about disease prevention and health promotion, and otherwise serving as the backbone of the nation’s health care system.