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Policy and Advocacy

The purpose of the Policy and Advocacy Committee is to facilitate cancer nurses’ engagement in health policy and cancer control activities and influence cancer control policies at the global, national and local level.

The primary objective of the Policy and Advocacy Committee is to develop policy and advocate for actions which optimise nurses’ contribution to the care of people at risk for or living with cancer and raise awareness regional and international to cancer control.

The Committee will do this by performing the following functions:

  • Develop and update position statements in areas of priority to ISNCC.
  • Disseminate and implement position statements using a range of communication platforms.
  • Identify opportunities for partnering with member organisations to enable translation of position statements and resources into other languages, using ISNCC policy for translation.
  • Advocate for the needs of cancer nursing in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Educate nurses about how to assess cancer control priorities and relevant health policies in their countries and advocate for change.
  • Respond to and comment on major cancer issues and activities that occur/take place around the world.

Committee Terms of Reference


Chair:

Julia Downing, USA

Members:

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, USA
Arlyce Coumar, USA
Tysoe Flynn, UK
Cathy Glennon, USA
Biemba Kahula Maliti, Zambia
Jane Marsh, Australia
Ariesta Milanti, Indonesia
Jane Phillips, Australia
Joanne Power, Canada
Elizabeth Salib, Australia
Supun Prageeth Samarakoon, Sri Lanka

Ex-Officio Members:

ISNCC President: Winnie So, Hong Kong, China
ISNCC Past President: Patsy Yates, Australia

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