The annual ONS Capitol Hill Days is a two-day education and advocacy conference where members meet to network and 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. This presents an incredible opportunity for ONS members and their chapters to experience how the legislative and regulatory process affects nurses. Equally important is the training that members will bring back to their chapter to help ONS reinforce its health policy agenda in local congressional districts.
Capitol Hill Days has become a must-attend event for any oncology nurse interested in health policy.
From September 18–20, 2022, a cohort of more than 100 oncology nurses from more than 30 states gathered in Washington, DC, to meet with their congressional offices. A huge impact was made on the legislative environment with numerous U.S. Representatives and Senators signing onto the bills being advocated for. This was activism in its truest form, and the hard paid off.
ONS is a strong voice because of our members. We thank them for taking their valuable time to attend Capitol Hill Days and make a real difference for oncology nurses and the patients they serve.
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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.