The 7th Annual ONS Advocacy Capitol Hill Days will be back in person in 2022 in Washington, DC! This two-day education and advocacy conference has become a must-attend event for any oncology nurse interested in health policy.
ONS continues to be a strong advocate for the 110,000 oncology nurses in the country and the important issues that are legislative and regulatory priorities. Advocating for palliative care, oral parity for cancer drugs, telehealth, vaping, clinical trials, and a host of policies has kept the Board, chapters, and individual members engaged with elected officials on the role of the nurse in healthcare, especially during a global pandemic.
From September 18–20, 2022, a cohort of 100 ONS members will meet to network and then learn about a variety of advocacy issues so they can carry the message to their elected officials on Capitol Hill on the final day of the event.
Nurses will be briefed by policy experts, government officials, nurse leaders, and the ONS advocacy and health policy team on the current political environment and relevant topics, including palliative care, oral drug parity, and care planning. In addition, pundits from “inside-the-beltway” will provide insight on issues such as access to opioids, drug cost legislation, Medicare reform, tobacco cessation, workforce safety, and federal funding for research.
This is an incredible opportunity for ONS members—and for your chapter—to experience how the legislative and regulatory process affects nurses. Equally important is the training that your member will bring back to your chapter to help ONS reinforce its health policy agenda in your local congressional district.
ONS is very excited about the opportunity to lead a new delegation of oncology nurses in meeting with their federal representatives. If you are interested in participating, apply using the link below or contact Alec Stone.
The Oncology Nursing Society engages oncology nurses throughout the country, connecting them virtually to elected officials, policy leaders, and decision makers via video conferencing, telephone interviews, and podcasts. ONS is strengthening the Health Policy agenda with oncology nurse leaders who represent the important policy and advocacy issues relevant to the practice, peers, and patient community. View More
The ONS 6th Annual Capitol Hill Days event was held virtually on December 14, 2021. Over 100 nurses from across the country joined the hour-long virtual event to hear presentations from a variety of speakers, including policy experts, Congressional officials, inside-the-beltway pundits, and the ONS advocacy and health policy team.
The ONS 5th Annual Capitol Hill Days event was held virtually on December 17, 2020. Almost 200 nurses from across the United States joined the online video call to hear presentations from society leaders, special congressional guests, and Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator.