NP Week Proclamation by Fargo Mayor
The City of Fargo
WHEREAS, Nurse practitioners (NPs) serve as trusted health care providers for patients in our state; and
WHEREAS, NPs are at the forefront of efforts to combat COVID-19, educating patients about prevention and ensuring the equitable distribution of vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, NPs work to expand access to care in underserved communities and end health disparities; and
WHEREAS, Patients depend on the more than 325,000 licensed NPs in the United States to diagnose, manage and treat their chronic and acute health care conditions; and
WHEREAS, NPs provide high-quality primary, acute and specialty health care services while emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling, guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices every day; and
WHEREAS, The confidence that patients have in NP-delivered health care is evidenced by the more than 1 billion visits made annually to NPs across the country; and
WHEREAS, Better utilization of NPs through modernized state laws and improved policies creates better health through a more accessible, efficient, cost-effective and higher-quality health care system; and
WHEREAS, The City of Fargo is proud to recognize and honor the service of NPs.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Dr. Timothy J. Mahoney,
Mayor of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, do hereby proclaim November 7-13, 2021 to be NATIONAL NURSE PRACTITIONER WEEK in the City of Fargo in recognition of the contributions NPs have made over the past half century and will continue to make on behalf of the health and well-being of citizens.