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Monday, November 29, 2010

Working to Prevent Obesity


Rebecca Frank, Network Analyst and Coordinator for www.preventobesity.net writes:

On behalf of many in the movement to reverse childhood obesity, I’d like to say thank you.

You are often on the front lines of the fight against childhood obesity, working to help children and families understand the connection between food and activity choices now and healthy, productive lives in the future. You are an essential part of the support network for families and communities working on childhood obesity. Increasingly, nurses are engaged in not only treating obese children but also asking why are so many kids are becoming obese. Nurses like you are looking beyond the bedside and the patient out to the policy and environment that makes it even harder to eat well or be active.

Now there is a new resource to help in these efforts: www.preventobesity.net, a hub of tools and services for leaders who are working to organize others to help the next generation live healthier. The focus of the services are to help leaders in the field “build the base” with online activity AND to foster connections among leaders so you can share, collaborate and take action together.

Does this sound like something that would help you do your work in the community? Would this help you proactively keep kids healthy, and keep them from needing treatment?


Join the map. Join the movement.

The premiere service of our site is a “Map of the Movement.” This innovative map is a visual representation of the network of leaders fighting childhood obesity, and is a great way to connect you with other leaders working on your specific issue, in your community, or across the country.

A leader is someone working at any level to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. If you organize others -- be it 10 to 10,000,000 -- to change polices and environments, we hope the team and the services will aid your efforts. If you’re not organizing others, we’d like to invite you to register as an Individual, to help show there is a network of activists who are concerned about child obesity nationwide.

One other thing - all the services and tools -services are free, to help you do your work better.

Please check out the site, register as a leader or individual, sign up to be on the map, and let us know what you think. You can reach our team at 800-399-9590 or info@preventobesity.net. We’re excited for you to join us, and can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thank You Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)



The National Nursing Network Organization and supporters thank Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-25) for his co-sponsorship of HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010.

Congressman Doggett proudly serves the 25th District of Texas. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and also serves on the House Budget Committee. He was honored with the national AARP 2008 Legislative Achievement Award for his leadership on Medicare

Congressman Doggett is especially committed to improving access to affordable healthcare and views this to be one of his top priorities. He also strives for a longer-term correction for the payment formula used for Meidcare/Tricare physicians and wishes to see Americans access the physician of their choice. Congressman Doggett is an active member of the Seniors Task Force to ensure the needs and interests of our elderly population remain at the forefront of work in Congress.

The Congressman is the senior member of the Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means in the House of Representatives and said the following of H.R. 4601, The National Nurse Act of 2010:

“As a senior member of the Health Subcommittee, I have worked with nurses to ensure that everyone has access to high quality, affordable care. The new health insurance reform law will result in even more reliance upon the nursing profession. I continue hearing firsthand of the important work that nurses are doing through my daughter, who is director of the University of Texas School of Nursing Family Wellness Center. I am pleased to support H.R. 4601, the National Nurses Act, to create an Office of the National Nurse, which will ensure that the needs, suggestions, and contributions of registered nurses will be recognized at the highest levels of government. In addition to providing a voice to the nurses in Central Texas, the National Nurse will also work with community groups to encourage volunteerism and assist them with grant opportunities aimed at improving public health.”

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is true, should have more attention to public health because many people need medical assistance they provide in hospitals and that the reform should be improved for the welfare of millions of people in the United States who need medical attention for better health care.


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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Welcome NNNO Advocacy Team Members


The National Nursing Network Organization (NNNO) wishes to acknowledge those individuals who are working to further the momentum for a National Nurse. During the NNNO’s last Board meeting, the Directors felt the timing was right for establishing an Advocacy Team. The Advocacy Team is composed of members who have performed a variety of activities in the past including:

· Visiting their US Representative’s office
· Writing an article or letter to the editor about HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010 (or legislation like HR 4601)
· Fundraising for the National Nurse Campaign
· Presenting The National Nurse Act of 2010 to professional organizations
· Gaining their organization’s endorsement for current legislation.
· Assisting with projects such as compiling data or research for the NNNO Board of Directors.
· Designing artwork that can be used on the National Nurse websites.
· Providing leadership and guidance to the NNNO Board of Directors.

Advocacy Team members are now posted on a web page that is linked to http://nationalnurse.org and they will also be recognized in the National Nurse newsletter.

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