ARNBC Policy and Advocacy

Policy Priorities

The ARNBC has identified a number of key policy priority areas. ARNBC's policy priorities represent ongoing, long-term work the association is undertaking. These priorities are advanced through position statements, issues briefs, advocacy campaigns, forums, papers or blogs.

There are currently five policy priority areas which include: Aboriginal Health, Community Health, Population Health and Wellness, Seniors Health and Team Based Care. For background information on these policy priorities as well as resources such as issues briefs, position statements and blogs please clink on the links below.

Aboriginal Health

Community Health

Population Health and Wellness

Seniors Health and Healthcare

Team Based Care

Getting involved in Policy and Advocacy

RNs and NPs have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in identifying and advancing key policy issues that impact their nursing practice, their patients, and their community. ARNBC is strongly committed to ensuring that nurses have opportunities to participate in the policy development and advocacy process through forums, consultations, surveys, email, social media and meetings.

Issues Report Form
Issues within nursing and the healthcare system are constantly evolving. RNs and NPs are welcome to identify policy areas that you would like us to work on. If you would like to identify an emerging or critical issue that you believe ARNBC and/or the nursing community should be aware of, please submit
an Issues Report Form.

Issues Workshop
The ARNBC Issues Workshop is designed to provide tools and tips to help registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students develop the messaging and advocacy materials they need to identify, address and move towards resolution of an issue. By the end of the workshop, nurses and nursing students will have a greater understanding of:
• How to identify and advance an issue.
• The types of resources that can be used to research an issue.
• Tools that can be used to communicate and articulate an issue to colleagues, the public and decision and makers.
• How to identify key stakeholders and the varying levels of engagement.
• Social media tools to bring awareness to your issue.

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