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AACN's COVID-19 Letters and Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

May 14: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter expressing support for H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions(or HEROES) Act.

May 7: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter requesting a range of clarifications and technical corrections to provisions in the CARES Act.

May 6: AACN signs onto a letter expressing concern regarding HRSA’s implementation of the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Workforce Training Demonstration.

May 4: AACN signs on in support of a Dear Colleague letter circulated by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) and more than 90 Representatives urging investments in the mental health of frontline healthcare workers.

May 4: AACN signs onto a letter urging regulatory or legislative action to retain DACA during the COVID-19 national emergency.

April 30: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter on international student visas.

April 30: AACN signs onto a Voice for Non Opioid Choices letter urging Congress to include the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (“NOPAIN”) Act (H.R. 5172) in any upcoming COVID-19 legislation.

April 28: AACN signs onto Nursing Community Coalition letter laying out additional COVID-19 legislative priorities.

April 21: AACN signs onto an Academy Health letter urging Congress to include $71 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to support evaluations and research related to the health care system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 3: AACN signs onto letter urging the Administration take immediate action to alleviate the critical shortage across the nation of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).

April 2: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter urging governors to temporarily suspend or modify barriers to ensure healthcare access, especially in telehealth services.

April 1: AACN signs onto letter urging Congress to include a significant, long-term investment in public health infrastructure.

March 23: AACN signs onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions letter to the House and Senate leadership as well as the Administration.

March 20: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter laying out higher education priorities for COVID-19 legislation.

March 20: AACN signs onto letter urging Congress and the Administration to ensure that personal protection equipment (PPE) is available to all health care systems, facilities, and providers.

March 20: AACN signs onto a Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults letter regarding PPE donations.

March 19: AACN signs onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter on its shared priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.

March 18: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter urging Congress to ensure that veterans' education benefits are not disrupted as colleges and universities move courses online due to coronavirus.  

Read the Latest Editions of AACN's Washington Weekly Newsletter

May 6, 2020: Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Research!America Talks COVID-19 Response Efforts and Challenges Facing the Research Community; and National Academy of Medicine to Host Virtual Forum on Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19

April 29, 2020: Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: COVID-19 Legislative and Policy Update; and Research!America Discusses Potential COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Options

April 22, 2020: Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Letter Sent to Congressional Leadership Outlining Ongoing COVID-19 Legislative Requests; Congress Comes to Agreement on Interim COVID Relief Package; and Addressing Maternal Mortality in America.


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