The American Academy of Nursing's (Academy's) mission is to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science. The Academy strongly believes that violence, discrimination, and racism have a direct impact on determinants of health, exacerbate health inequities, and can lead to long-term trauma. We strive to utilize nursing leadership, innovation, and science to promote policies that will achieve health equity.2021-2024 Strategic PlanDiversity and Inclusivity StatementReport Release: INL Critical Conversation on Health Equity and RacismUpcoming Event: 2021 Bystander Training Workshop
On July 26, 2021, the Academy, along with over 50 other professional health care organizations, signed onto a letter to call for required COVID-19 vaccines for all health care and long-term care workers. Read more. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Academy's requests and focus has been centered on the following requests: (1) Protect our most vulnerable populations; (2) Support nurses and healthcare providers; (3) Accelerate access to and education of COVID-19 vaccines; and (4) Increase access, speed, and accuracy of testing.Visit the resource page for further information on the Academy's actions, resources, and federal actions.
Academy staff will remain telecommuting until further notice. Office hours remain 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.September 27, 2021: Bystander Training WorkshopOctober 6, 2021: 2021 Advanced Methods Conference (Virtual)October 7-9, 2021: 2021 Health Policy Conference
This year, the Academy has worked tirelessly to advance our policy priorities: Advancing Health Equity & Championing Wellness; Promoting Innovation & Sustainability; Reducing Patient, Provider, & System Burden. 2020 Annual Report
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