On October 8, healthcare writer Heather Stringer posted a new article to the Nurse.com blog titled Nurses Target Health Disparities to Enact Social Change. The author details efforts underway to shape the National Academy of Medicine's (NAM) upcoming report on the Future of Nursing: 2020-2030, including town hall meetings held this past summer in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Dr. Susan Hassmiller, a NAM scholar-in-residence, is quoted: "Research has shown that social determinants of health such as education status, access to health care, social connectedness, and food and housing insecurity can all affect an individual's health and well-being. During the town hall meetings, we were trying to uncover what the nurse's role would be in addressing health equity and these determinants of health."
AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 2000
With initial funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AACN launches the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) in partnership with the City of Hope. Since its inception, ELNEC—a national education initiative to improve palliative care—has seen over 24,500 nurses and other healthcare professionals participate in the project's training. These trainers, in turn, have educated more than 735,000 care providers worldwide. For the past 16 years, Pam Malloy (seen here, top left, in Kenya) has been ELNEC's able Director and Co-Investigator. As she gets set to retire at the end of this year, AACN congratulates Pam for her remarkable impact on international nursing education and practice.
See more historic photos on AACN's 50th Anniversary website.
AACN Set to Celebrate 50th Anniversary this Weekend in Washington, DC
New Members Selected for AACN's Health Policy Advisory Council