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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published April 20, 2022

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Take Action: Urge Your Representative to Sign “Dear Colleague” Letter Supporting Title VIII in FY 2023

A bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter is being circulated by the House Nursing Caucus Vice Co-Chairs, Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), urging the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to provide $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

We need your help! Take action today and ask your Representative to support Title VIII funding by signing the bipartisan “Dear Colleague” Letter before this Friday, April 22 deadline. Every signature counts! Click here to send a message now.

AACN Sends Letter Supporting Robust Fundings for Title VIII and NINR

On April 19, AACN sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting  $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in FY 2023. This request is also shared by 58 other organizations from the Nursing Community Coalition. To view AACN’s letter, click here. AACN will continue with our appropriations advocacy efforts as we look to support and elevate academic nursing on a federal level.

AACN Attends Keynote Address for Black Maternal Health Week featuring Vice President Kamala Harris  

On April 13, The Century Foundation held a keynote address titled, Policy Leaders in Conversation during #BMHW22, ft. VP Kamala Harris, and featured remarks from Vice President Kamala Harris. This event also had a panel discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Representatives Alma Adams (D-NC-12), Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Senator Cory Brooker (D-NJ). They emphasized crucial steps to help decrease the rate of mortality related to pregnancy complications, which includes supporting the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. AACN is a proud supporter of this legislation. To view the keynote address, click here.

AACN Attends Duke-Margolis 2022 Inaugural Health Policy Conference

On April 12, AACN attended the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy’s inaugural conference titled, Health Policy in the COVID Era: Improving Equity, Access, and Affordability. This hybrid event had a strong community of health policy experts in attendance, including the Center’s Director Dr. Mark McClellan, American Enterprise Institute Fellow and former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb, and former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, among others. For more information on the event, click here.

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