Nurses and Health Professionals Lobby Day 2024

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Are you frustrated with the lack of safe staffing and feel overworked? Do you feel like no one is listening? ONA is listening and we are talking to lawmakers! Join us on April 24th for Lobby Day and make your voice heard!

Let’s rally together as health professionals with the common value of safe patient care, identifying the broken link of safe staffing, and presenting collective action and legislative advocacy as the vision for our solution.

This year’s Nurses & Health Professionals Lobby Day at the Ohio Statehouse theme is “Understaffing = Patient Care Crisis”. The theme highlights a pressing issue: the direct correlation between legally enforceable minimum staffing standards and the quality of care our patients receive. ONA’s vision for a solution involves legislative action to establish safe staffing standards that protect both patients and health professionals. We aim to mobilize nurses, health professionals, and allies toward a future where safe staffing is not just an ideal, but a reality.   

Lobby Day Agenda 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens 

  • Coffee & Conversations 
  • Read ONA Code Red Report (CE) 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 

     Remarks by the Honorable Jason Stephens, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
     Remarks by the Honorable C. Allison Russo, Minority Leader, Ohio House of Representatives

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Safe Staffing Rally 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Making Change Through Collective Bargaining 

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. BREAK 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. “Letter to My Abuser” A Conversation with Ron Smith, father of Tristin Kate Smith 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion regarding Safe Staffing & Workplace Violence 

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap Up / Debrief  

*agenda is tentative. 

4 Contact Hours will be awarded!

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