AACN's Washington Weekly

Published December 04, 2019


Upcoming Webinar: NIH All of Us Research Program – Join the Nationwide Initiative

On Tuesday, December 10 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET, AACN will host a webinar titled, “NIH All of Us Research Program - Join the Nationwide Initiative.” This webinar will give an overview of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program, cover AACN’s role in advancing the All of Us program, and walk AACN member schools through the grant application process for Phase V. Since 2017, AACN has partnered with NIH to award 25 nursing schools grants in order to stimulate interest in biomedical research in underrepresented communities across the country.

Register for the webinar today and visit JoinAllofUs.org to learn more about the program. The webinar will be recorded and be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Announced Call for Nominations

The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations for appointment to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. The nomination(s) must be submitted by Friday, January 17, 2020. The Committee is looking for individuals on the autism spectrum, parents or guardians of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), leaders or representatives of major ASD research, advocacy and service organizations, healthcare and service providers, educators, researchers and other individuals with professional or personal experience with ASD.

If you are interested or know of a nurse (including caregivers) who meets the eligibility requirements listed in the call, please send their name and contact information to Kate Priddy, AACN’s Policy Manager, at KPriddy@aacnnursing.org by COB, December 16, 2019. For more information, read the announcement and visit iacc.hhs.gov. 

Reserve a Spot at AACN's 2020 Student Policy Summit Today!

Registration for the 2020 Student Policy Summit is now open. This three-day conference provides nursing students the opportunity to experience and participate in the federal policy process. This exciting and engaging summit will be held in Washington, DC from March 22-24, 2020. Up to two students per institution may register to attend with their dean’s permission. Register today!

For more information, or to sponsor the 2020 Student Policy Summit, contact Payal Shah, AACN’s Government Affairs Assistant, at pshah@aacnnursing.org.

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