In January of 2015, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Board of Directors approved an initiative to create a Health Policy Advisory Council (HPAC) that would provide significant insights to guide the association in its development of Policy statements surrounding current and emerging areas in health, healthcare, and higher education. This work is a part of a larger Board approved proposal that will increase the footprint AACN members can make in the policies that will impact health locally and globally.
HPAC’s purpose is to provide contextual and policy guidance to the association for issues that require insight from nursing academia expertise.
AACN’s Health Policy Advisory Council will:
1) Provide strategic guidance for the health policy department on federal level rules and regulations, notices, and other requests for comment;
2) Identify contemporary and emerging policy issue areas that impact academic nursing;
3) Review policy statements, analyses, and member communications regarding AACN’s position on national policy issues;
4) Assist with identification and vetting of individuals to serve as experts to represent the association on specific issues and as nominees for federal committees.
Please address your comments to either the chair or AACN staff liaison noted.