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2024 Lillian Wald Award

By NASN Inc posted 02-05-2024 14:43

  

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For Immediate Release
February 5, 2024
Contact: Kate McDuffie
National Association of School Nurses
kmcduffie@nasn.org

California Congressmen Dr. Raul Ruiz & Adam Schiff Win Lillian Wald Award

SILVER SPRING, MD— The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has named Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, of California's 25th District, and Congressman Adam Schiff, of California's 30th District, as the winners of the Lillian Wald Legislator/Public Policy Award. Congressman Schiff was unable to join the award ceremony in person.

The award recognizes a legislator or public policy official who has supported or uniquely contributed to NASN, school nursing, or school health services.

"We are pleased to award Congressmen Schiff and Ruiz the Lillian Wald Award for their work introducing the "Helping Educators Respond to Overdoses" or HERO Act," said NASN CEO Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE. "For almost 10 years, NASN has been advocating for the safe and effective management of opioid-induced overdoses in schools, including calling for ready access to Naloxone to save lives. NASN is grateful to Representatives Schiff and Ruiz for prioritizing student health and recognizing the important role Naloxone plays in combatting the opioid epidemic. This work is critically important to school nursing."

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The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 19,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas school nurses. The mission of the NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. To learn more about NASN, please visit www.nasn.org or call 866-627-6767.

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, of California's 25th District,
accepts the Lillian Wald Legislator/Public Policy Award
from NASN President Kate King, DNP, M.S., RN, LSN


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