American Nurses Association And Lead Poisoning And Screening

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American Nurses Association and Lead Poisoning and Screening The American Nurses Associations (ANA) is an organization cherished by most, if not all registered nurses. It is an organization that aims to improve the nursing career by offering opportunities on building nurses rights, practices, and views by the public. ANA is a representation of all nurses and acts as their voice in better improving the profession and revolving issues (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2016). The American Nurses Associations’ mission statement is as follows: “Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all” (ANA, 2016). One issue that the ANA is trying to settle is the increasing amounts of pediatric deaths due to lead poisoning. “ANA supports lead poisoning prevention activities to reduce children 's blood lead levels to <10 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood” (ANA, 2016). It also supports screening activities to better catch this poisoning before it becomes deadly. Lead poisoning is very preventable among children and with support from the ANA; the United States could put a stop to this health issue. This paper will discuss how the ANA is governed, the legislative agenda, the issue of lead poisoning that they are pursuing to eliminate, how the agenda is communicated, and partnerships with coalitions.
Governance
The American Nurses Association is governed by a Membership Assembly and a Board of Directors. First off, the Membership Assembly is responsible for voting and…

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