AACN's 2021 Advocacy & Policy Efforts

View the efforts made by AACN's Government Affairs team to advance academic nursing's policy priorities during the 117th Congress.

AACN's Advocacy Efforts

September 10: AACN provides comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule.

August 19: AACN provides comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

July 29: AACN sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27) thanking her for reintroducing the POST GRAD Act of 2021 (H.R.4631).

July 27: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

June 28: AACN comments on Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems FY2022

June 14: AACN provides recommendations for the NINR 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

June 11: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
 
June 10: AACN submits written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

June 9: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education.

May 24AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

May 18: AACN submits written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

May 13: AACN sent a letter to Congressional and key committee leadership urging them to include public health and higher education priorities in any upcoming infrastructure package.

April 9AACN sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee urging them to include the FAAN Act in any healthcare workforce legislative package.

April 6, 2021: AACN sends Congratulatory Letters to HHS Appointees

March 16: AACN sends letters to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

March 8: AACN sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona congratulating him on his recent confirmation.

February 12: AACN sends a congratulates the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough.

February 11: AACN urges Congressional Leadership to include our academic nursing priorities in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package.

February 3: AACN send letters to Administration Agencies regarding implementation of Executive Order 13996

January 21: AACN sent a letter to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives welcoming them to the 117th Congress and outlining our shared academic nursing priorities.

January 19: AACN Launches New National Campaign to Elevate Academic Nursing’s Role in Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 18: AACN Encourages the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Team to Utilize Nursing Faculty, Students, and Staff to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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AACN’s Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

September 17: AACN singed onto a letter supporting patient and provider access to non-opioid pain management approaches.

September 17: AACN signed onto a letter to Congressional leadership in support of maternal health provisions in the Build Back Better Act.

May 24: AACN onto letters to key Senate and House leaders endorsing the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Service (MOMS) Act.

May 19: AACN signed onto an Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research letter urging Congressional Leadership to support medical research infrastructure.

May 12: AACN signed onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions letter urging the 117th Congress to support their COVID-19 priorities.

March 29: AACN signed onto a Friends of NCHS Letter urging Congress to support $200 million for National Center for Health Sciences in Fiscal Year 2022.

March 25: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant.

March 24: AACN signed onto a letter a Research!America letter urging the President to support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act.

March 24: AACN signed onto a Trust for America’s Health letter urging funding from the American Rescue Plan Act be equitably distributed.

March 24: AACN signed onto a letter urging to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant.

March 15: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter thanking Congressional Leadership for supporting postsecondary students and institutions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

March 1: AACN signed onto a CDC Coalition letter urging Congressional Appropriators to provide at least $10 billion in funding to the Centers for Disease Control in Fiscal Year 2022.

February 24: AACN signed-onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter to Congressional Leadership and key Committee Members outlining shared COVID-19 legislative priorities.

February 22: AACN signed onto two Friends of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) letters, one to U.S. Representatives and another to Senators, requesting increased funding for AHRQ for Fiscal Year 2022.

February 22: AACN signed-onto an American Council on Education letter to Congressional Leadership urging support for the Dream Act of 2021 (S.264).

February 12: AACN signed onto a Trust for America’s Health letter urging investments in public health infrastructure and workforce in the next COVID-19 bill.

February 3: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security congratulating him on his recent confirmation and highlighting issues important to higher education.

February 2: AACN signed onto an APRN Workgroup letter to President Biden congratulating him on his inauguration.

January 29: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter congratulating Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) on her election as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

January 29: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter to President Biden offering the higher education community’s willingness to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 28: AACN signed onto a letter urging Congressional Leadership to support the Strengthening America’s Health Care Readiness Act (S. 54) that would invest additional funding into the National Health Service Corps and the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship programs.

January 21: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter welcoming Senators and Representatives to the 117th Congress.

January 8: AACN signed onto a Safe Sates Alliance letter urging the upcoming Biden Administration to rescind Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The undersigned organizations strongly oppose race and sex stereotyping, which inhibits efforts to build a more inclusive workplace, and this Execution Order creates concern, confusion, and uncertainty for federal contractors and grant recipients.

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