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From Patient Advocacy to Political Action: AACN's Guide to Understanding Healthcare Policy and Politics


State Profiles of Nursing Education and Research Funding

Legislative Resources

House of Representatives: information on members of the House of Representatives, House Committees and legislation.

U.S. Senate: information on members of the Senate, Senate Committees, and legislation.

THOMAS: bill summary, status, and text of congressional bills and public laws.

Government Accountability Office (GAO): studies and reports about how to ensure accountability of the federal government and improve its performance.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO): reports and analyses of congressional budget and cost issues.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB): information about the President's budget proposals and management policies.

The White House: information on Executive Branch initiatives and policies.

Federal Agency Sites

National Institutes of Health (NIH): information on grants available to colleges of nursing, links to various NIH institutions, and the latest health information.

NIH Guide: The NIH Guide is available on NIH's Office of Extramural Research (OER) Homepage.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): information on extramural research programs, training opportunities, the advisory council and The Outreach newsletter.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): information on grants available for colleges of nursing and current DHHS research.

The Bureau of Health Professions: information on grants available from the Division of Nursing.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): information on grants available for colleges of nursing.

Health Care 411: Provides weekly audio and video programs feature the latest research findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Department of Education: information on projects sponsored by DoEd and student financial assistance.

Indian Health Service (IHS): information on grants available for colleges of nursing, scholarships and loan repayment programs for nursing students.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): information about the agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid.

Department of Labor: information about workforce issues and policies.

Department of Veterans Affairs: information about the veterans health system and services.

Federal Register: Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.

Department of Homeland Security: information about the mission and purpose of homeland security.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: presents economic and labor statistics of the United States workforce.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): information about protecting the health and safety of people and providing credible information to enhance health decisions.

Other Related Sites

National Library of Medicine (NLM): information on grants available to colleges of nursing, research activities and NLM services.

MEDLINE: Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this site is one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases online. Medline contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from the past four years from biomedical journals published in the United States and foreign countries. The database covers many fields, including nursing and the health care system. Over 33,000 records are added each month with material from "special list" journals like the Internationl Nursing Index.

Library of Congress: information on how to research at the Library of Congress.

Institute of Medicine (IOM): information and advice concerning health and science policy.

American Council on Education (ACE): represents broad higher education policy concerns; regulatory issues, budget, appropriations, student aid, testimony presented.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): information about research grants to study health care issues.

Joint Commission: information about the safety and quality of care provided to the public due to health care accreditation.

Johnson and Johnson Campaign for the Fututre of Nursing: information about careers in nursing.

Congressional Quarterly (CQ): information and insight on government and politics.

Roll Call: news about Capitol Hill and politics in Washington.

Washington Post: news about Washington, national politics and policy.