Policy Seminar Series: Advocacy in the Age of Adversity

The Need for Nurses to be Engaged in Public Policy

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The Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement presents the next installment of the Policy Seminar Series. Join Alec Stone, Public Affairs Director at the Oncology Nursing Society, for a presentation on "Advocacy in the Age of Adversity: The Need for Nurses to be Engaged in Public Policy."

About the Speaker:
Alec J. Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Public Affairs Director, has been a leader in healthcare legislative and regulatory affairs for more than two decades. With expertise in biomedical research and healthcare advocacy, Mr. Stone has worked with premiere organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Library Association, Deafness Research Foundation, Research! America, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. His corporate partnerships have included GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Pfizer.

As a public policy professional, Mr. Stone has extensive experience with Congress, the NIH, FDA, CMS, NSF, HHS, and other federal agencies. He has created two Congressional health caucuses, drafted report language, held legislative briefings, written Congressional testimony, provided information for the Congressional Record, and set up annual meetings between advocates and their federal representatives. Mr. Stone has worked with local, state, and federal candidates and elected officials. From campaign management to media development, Mr. Stone has worked in the Clinton White House and for several members of Congress. He continues to consult for elected officials in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Mr. Stone holds a BA in history from Memphis State University, a Masters in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University’s Graduate School of Public Affairs, and a Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Mr. Stone has been recognized by numerous awards and is a member of several civic and community boards and committees. He and his wife, Lisa, have four children.

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