WOCN® Society members must be engaged at a state level because we are the eyes and ears of our profession and our patients. Policy decisions often happen quickly at the state level and can be made without the input of all stakeholders, if those stakeholders are not engaged in the process. So, how do you become engaged in the process at the state level? There are some simple steps that can be taken:
Taken directly from “Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ Advocacy and Grassroots Toolkit”. The complete document may be read below.
For more information and up to date reports from Washington, go to the National WOCN Advocacy and Public Policy website: https://www.wocn.org/public-policy-advocacy/
State Legislature websites: