Photo courtesy of Providence Health Systems.
Photo courtesy of Providence Health Systems.

THE OREGON ACTION COALITION IS WORKING TO MEET GROWING HEALTH CARE DEMANDS AND CHALLENGES.

Our nation and our state face pressing health care challenge, such as an aging and diverse population with more chronic conditions, soaring costs, and a shortage of providers. And as the largest health workforce in Oregon, nurses can be the key to improving health for everyone.

Nurses improve access to care, promote wellness, and lead system change as part of their work every day. Yet, to be ready to meet the growing demands, we must help nursing as a profession advance to make what they do ready for the new health care environment.

Nursing must be ready to meet growing demands and lead change. This includes preparing nurses to practice in new ways and in different settings with more diverse populations. We need:

  • More nurses with bachelor and graduate degrees to manage complex health system challenges in a range of settings, and to teach the next generation of nurses;
  • Health care providers who practice to the full extent of their education and training so we have fully qualified nurses able to expand access to care;
  • Expanded nurse leadership so nurses have a voice on management teams, in board rooms, and during policy debates.

The Oregon Action Coalition is here to work on these and other important topics. But we need organizations and individuals from all industries to be part of our coalition. We need to share the message of nursing as the keystone to a new culture of health.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE  FORM BELOW TO BECOME A COALITION MEMBER TO HELP SHAPE HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE IN OREGON AND THE UNITED STATES.

PS: Donations to the OAC are happily accepted through the Oregon Center for Nursing. To direct your donation to the OAC, please click http://oregoncenterfornursing.org/donate/ and specify Oregon Action Coalition.