Advocacy is the newest committee in SEFANN and we are excited
about the possibilities for giving voice to neonatal, professional and healthcare issues.
If you are interested in this work, come to a meeting and let us know. Opportunities are many!!
We have a lot of informational and action websites and helpful links listed below. Start by becoming informed, and then join an initiative or start your own!
At the bottom of the page, click on a downloadable copy of the Political Self-assessment from NANN's educational conference in 2013.
We started with a meeting for a discussion on becoming active in advocacy and the assessment is where we began.
Go to NANN.org and click on Advocacy to get in touch with up to date information and initiatives.
Advocacy committee chair, Allyson Kayton MSN, ARNP, NNP-BC Allyson serves as the SEFANN Advocacy committee chairperson, and is part of the NANN advocacy committee and state advocacy liaison for NANN. She has attended the Nurse in Washington program this year with NANN and is helping our neonatal nurses stay in touch with current legislation and topics of importance to neonatal nurses, our patients and their families.
NANN has just launched a resources website for advocacy. We can reach our senators and write letters online a lot easier now and our voices together MAKE the difference. Follow this link and you can be an advocate for Neonates. We were part of a letter writing campaign in 2016, to call attention to the Senate Bill S. 2041 "Promoting Lifesaving New Therapies for Neonates Act".
Winter 2016 Legislative Report: Click on the link at the bottom of this page to read and download the report.
Dates of interest in legislature for 2018: TBA
March of Dimes Day
Coral Gables Chamber
United WayAssociated Industries Advocacy Day
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Hospital Days
Florida League of Cities
Florida Conference of Black Legislators
Florida Nurses Days
Florida International University Day
Florida Keys Day
Florida Chamber of Commerce International Days
Miami-Dade County Days
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses is very active in advocacy at the national level in issues related to neonatal professionals and their patients. Go to NANN advocacy.
The March of Dimes is always on the forefront of advocating for our special babies and the health of all infants. They have a special page for issues and avodcacy. Go to March of Dimes
The Florida Hospital Association has a very good website with weekly updates on happenings in the Florida legislature related to healthcare. You can connect to the weekly Capitol Update selection here. They also have the AHA Advocacy which will connect you to their website for healthcare advocacy on the state and federal level. You can see what issues are hot and when they are coming up for votes.
The Nursing Community This website is for the collaborative advocacy of many nursing organization. Check it out at the nursingcommunity.org.
Check out NANN's advocacy agenda and resources by clicking on the Flyer below.