Virtual Hill Day: Call Congress

When:  Jun 13, 2024 from 00:01 to 23:59 (ET)

Call Your Member of Congress

Call your Representative or Senator and ask them to Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act S.3953/ H.R. 3197. Call the U.S. House of Representatives Switchboard at 202-225-3121, or the U.S. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Use these talking points

  • As a constituent and a school nurse, I know how important it is that children have their health needs met at school.
  • National data indicates 65.7 percent of schools have access to a full-time school nurse [up from 39 percent as a result of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER funds)].
  • The NURSE Act would provide grants to increase the number of school nurses in Title I schools where there is not a school nurse.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40% of school-aged children and adolescents have at least one chronic health condition – which requires the knowledge, assessment skills, and judgment of a school nurse to provide management of these lifelong conditions.
  • In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau reported 5.6 percent of children under 19 (4.3 million) were uninsured. For many of our nation’s children, the school nurse is the sole provider of access to health care.
  • School nurses help keep students safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Please Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act S.3953/H.R. 3197.

See also:

Virtual Hill Days main web page

Virtual Hill Days: Tweet Your Member of Congress

Virtual Hill Days: Email Your Member of Congress