Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The weekly update includes an overview of current activities on Capitol Hill that are of interest to the nursing and kidney care communities, including the Congressional schedule, legislative and regulatory updates, events, articles of interest, etc.
As part of the Nursing Now 3-year global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide, Nursing Now USA launched on April 9, 2019. Health professionals celebrated the launch with a special event and panel discussion in Washington, DC. Nursing Now is a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health.
April is National Donate Life Month. This month features activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate individuals who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 held a public session on March 20, 2019, in Washington, DC. This committee has been tasked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and to chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center to act as quality measure developer and Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) technical content support contractor, under the Kidney Disease Quality Measure Development, Maintenance, and Support contract (contract number 75FCMC18D0041, task order number 75FCMC18F0001).