Health Policy Coalitions

Because we're stronger together, ONS is an active member of the following health policy coalitions. 

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce the deadly toll of tobacco use in the United States and around the world. We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that help smokers quit, prevent kids from smoking, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

Coalition to Improve Access to Cancer Care
The Coalition to Improve Access to Cancer Care (CIACC) is a patient-focused organization representing patients, healthcare professionals, care centers, and the life sciences industry.

Coalition for Patients’ Rights
The Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) represents a variety of licensed healthcare professionals who provide safe, effective, and affordable services to millions of patients each year. By ensuring that patients everywhere have access to quality healthcare providers of their choice, CPR seeks to counter efforts by the AMA Scope of Practice initiative that would limit their access. 

Health Professions Nursing Education Coalition
The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) is an informal alliance of organizations that are dedicated to educating and training the healthcare workforce. We advocate for adequate and continued support for the health professions and nursing education programs authorized under Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act.

National Patient Advocate Foundation
The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) is a national nonprofit organization that champions the patient's voice on access to and reimbursement for high-quality healthcare. NPAF members work together on regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.

Nursing Community
The Nursing Community is a coalition of more than 60 nursing organizations that advocate on behalf of education, research, and workforce issues important to nursing. These issues include a robust nursing workforce, affordable access to high-quality health care, a healthcare model that prioritizes interprofessional partnerships, and nursing involvement in developing all aspects of the new healthcare information infrastructure.

One Voice Against Cancer
One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), a collaboration of national nonprofit organizations, delivers a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations. Our united front enhances each organization’s ability to attain the funding levels necessary to win the war on cancer and to equip those facing cancer with the tools they need to fight this deadly disease. 

Pain Care Forum
The Pain Care Forum is a broad-based network representing patient advocates, nursing and physician associations, and medical institutes working to protect the rights of people with pain. The Pain Care Forum includes nonprofit groups such as the American Cancer Society, American Pain Foundation, Pain Care Coalition, American Pain Society, and National Pain Foundation.