Unfair Treatment of Immigrant Nurses Needs to Be Addressed, New Commentary Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Lawmakers have the opportunity to improve labor conditions within the international nurse-staffing industry by adding employment rules to a bipartisan bill currently under debate in the Senate, concludes a commentary published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, currently pending a vote in the U.S. Senate, would remove caps on employment-based visas from any single country and reserves 4,400 employment-based visas for immigrant nurses. If signed into law, the proposed legislation would be a win for the international nurse-staffing industry, but may also exacerbate current unfair labor practices, writes Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD, FAAN, the commentary’s author and a professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 16, 2020) – The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute), based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH), today announced the 2020 fellows of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program. The year-long program honors health sector professionals with a commitment to health equity and demonstrated leadership potential. This year’s fellows, the fourth and largest class in the program, were selected from a competitive pool of global and national applicants.
“We are thrilled to announce this year's cohort of extraordinarily talented fellows from all over the U.S. and the world,” said Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD, director of the Mullan Institute. “They will be tackling enormously complex challenges to advance health equity in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as they develop their leadership skills over the next year.”