As the largest group of health-care providers in Canada, nurses have significant influence on a wide-range of policies related to health and health care. Decision-makers seek out nurses’ expertise when considering changes or reforms to health policy. CNA, in consultation with nurses and other health-care providers, offers guidance to policy-makers on ways to improve laws that support Canada’s universal, publicly funded health-care system.
CNA’s policy experts consult, research and deliver evidence-based recommendations through presentations and briefs when governments look to Canada’s nurses for guidance. CNA develops position statements when health issues of concern demand a clearly articulated standpoint and/or an effective course of action.