In a recent editorial, former County Supervisor Lynne De Bruin, stated support of newly introduced legislation that would dramatically change control of mental health services in Milwaukee County. While I share her frustration on challenges to create a quality community based system of care, the solution she supports is not only wrong, but her rationale is flawed. I served on many of the same committees as she did and worked closely with the transitions of the same County programs and services and have a very different view.
The latest findings from a three-year nursing workforce study confirm what a mountain of research has told us for more than 20 years—that people die every day because there aren't enough nurses to care for them safely, AFT President Randi Weingarten says. The study, published in The Lancet, was conducted by RN4CAST, a consortium of investigators from 12 European countries.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
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