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September 21, 2017

ENA Opposes Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA Without Significant Improvements

Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage of the recently-released legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson.​

July 20, 2017 Conference Opioid

Opioids Posing Increasingly Dangerous Threats to Emergency Nurses

The threat from opioids has become so prevalent that the Emergency Nurses Association is dedicating four sessions at their national conference, Emergency Nursing 2017, in September to help healthcare professionals deal with it.

June 28, 2017 Awards News

Emergency Nurses Association Recognizes 2017 Achievement Awards

The Emergency Nurses Association today announced recipients of its 2017 Achievement Awards. The awards recognize emergency nurses and exemplary supporters of the profession who demonstrate exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy.

May 24, 2017 Legislation News

Emergency Nurses, Emergency Medical Service Providers and Children’s Advocates Oppose Proposal to Eliminate Emergency Medical Services for Children Program

The following organizations join the statement below, opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the EMSC program in his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget: the American Ambulance Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Children’s Health Fund, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, National EMS Management Association and Save the Children.

May 2, 2017 Awards News

Emergency Nurses Association Wins 2017 Gold Circle Award for Excellence in Membership Rebranding

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) announced it has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2017 Gold Circle Award in the rebranding category. The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, membership and communications award that recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communications programs.

May 1, 2017 Day on the Hill Legislation

Emergency Nurses Association Members Descend on Capitol Hill to Fight for Better Emergency Care

More than 125 Emergency Nurses Association members visited Capitol Hill advocating for legislation that directly impacts emergency nursing. Day on the Hill is an opportunity for us to educate lawmakers about the issues facing emergency nurses and our patients, particularly as the future of healthcare in this country remains unknown...

December 13, 2016 News

President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, includes comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis. Key elements in the Act that will improve the treatment of those suffering from serious mental illnesses include the elimination of the prohibition on same-day billing for mental health and primary care services in Medicaid, additional resources for suicide prevention and expanded crisis intervention training for first responders.

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