AACN's 2022 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

May 10: AACN submits written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

April 19: AACN sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

March 10: AACN sent a request for information regarding national health security threats, challenges, and promising practices to help inform the development of the 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy.

February 7: AACN sent a follow up letter reiterating our academic nursing priorities after a roundtable discussion with Secretary Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services.

February 4: AACN sent comments on the PREVENT Pandemics Act discussion draft to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee.

January 20: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

January 20: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

January 19: AACN sent a letter to the Senate reiterating them to preserve and pass essential nursing provisions as the Senate considers the Build Back Better Act.

January 19: AACN sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees reiterating key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

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AACN's Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

May 16: AACN signed onto a Research!America joint letter urging for a robust 302(b) allocation for the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee to meet the very real research funding needs before us.

May 16: AACN signed onto the Friends of the VA Medical and Health Research (FOVA) FY 2023 budget recommendation for the Department of Veteran Affairs.

May 12: AACN signed onto an Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research letter supporting a program level of at least $49.048 billion for the NIH base budget in FY 2023 and urging lawmakers ensure that any funding for the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) supplement our $49 billion recommendation for NIH’s base budget, rather than supplant the essential foundational investment in the NIH.

May 10: AACN signed onto the Friends of NCHS letter supporting of $210 million in funding for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in FY 2023

May 6: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter urging Congress to take action on top legislative priorities that impact nursing education, practice, and research. This letter comes as we kick off National Nurses Week 2022.

April 28: AACN signed onto a letter urging House and Senate Appropriators to support $35 million for CDC and $25 million for NIH to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.

April 26: AACN signed onto a Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) letter urging Congress to provide $1.51 billion for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs for FY 2023.

April 25: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter urging Congress to take action to make waivers permanent beyond this Public Health Emergency (PHE).

April 19: AACN signed onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions letter encouraging the inclusion of health professions education and training programs in any legislative efforts to address the mental health challenges facing our country.

April 11: AACN signed onto the Nursing Community Coalition letters to the House and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining support for $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

April 6: 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.

April 1: AACN signed onto the CDC Coalition letter supporting of $11 billion in funding for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in FY 2023

March 31: AACN signed onto a Voices for Non-Opioid Choices letter urging the Senate Finance Committee to include the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (“NOPAIN”) Act (S. 586) in the mental health legislative package currently under development.

March 27: AACN signed onto an American Indian/Alaska Native Health Partners' letter endorsing the Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2022.

March 24: AACN signed onto letter urging Congress to pass emergency supplemental COVID-19 funding.

March 18: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter welcoming the new Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

March 17: AACN signed onto a letter supporting Congressman Troy Carter's resolution condemning violence against health care personnel.

March 8: AACN signed onto an APRN Workgroup letter to the secretaries of Labor, Treasury, and Health & Human Services, on provider nondiscrimination language.

March 8: AACN signed onto a letter thanking Senate and the House champions of H.R. 1667, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, for their work to pass this vital bill and support the mental health needs of health care providers, including nurses.

February 14: AACN signed onto Nursing Community Coalition letters to the Senate and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committees urging them to pass S.1220/H.R.2568 - United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021.

February 14: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to support and protect historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) following bomb threats made against the community.

February 4: AACN signed onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee outlining their comments on the PREVENT Pandemics Act discussion draft.
 
January 31: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter welcoming the new Administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration.

January 19: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter reiterating support for at least $314.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and at least $200.782 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
 
January 19: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter reiterating the Senate to preserve shared nursing priorities in their Build Back Better Act.

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