Policy and Advocacy Committee



Jamie Callahan

Jamie Callahan, BSN-RN, OCN, CBCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, UCHealth

The mission of the Policy and Advocacy Committee is to utilize legislative, regulatory, and policy advocacy to protect and promote the practice of oncology patient navigation in order to best serve individuals and families impacted by cancer.


  • Facilitated a webinar on Grassroots Advocacy 101
  • Conference plenary presentation
  • JONS article on Medicaid Expansion and Advocacy Day participation
  • Signed onto letters regarding Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Oncology Care First Model and Radiation Oncology Model; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Proposed rule to modernize Part D and Medicare Advantage, Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, and 14-Day Rule


  • Develop AONN+ legislative agenda
  • Propose a reimbursement summit/meeting to AONN+ leadership
  • Designate a committee member as a social media lead
  • Regularly update the committee webpage with relevant information
  • Write 6 blogs on policy issues
  • Write 2 JONS articles
  • Conduct at least 1 webinar
  • Create advocacy toolkit
  • Schedule and hold Capitol Hill Day
  • Submit Conference Abstract

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