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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published April 27, 2022

American Association of College of Nursing - Washington Weekly - Your Inside Track to Federal Policy

Mark Your Calendar: Healthcare Provider Roundtable on the Future of Medical Research

On May 3, AACN will host a Provider Roundtable on the All of Us Research Program. The event will discuss how to talk to patients about the All of Us Research Program and how providers can help drive enrollment in this transformational program. The All of Us Research Program seeks to increase participation in medical research to help facilitate better health outcomes. This roundtable discussion will take place at 7:30 pm (ET) on Tuesday, May 3. Join us for this conversation via Zoom by clicking here.

House “Dear Colleague Letter” for Title VIII FY 2023 Funding Request Received Strong Bipartisan Support

On April 27, a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter, led by House Nursing Caucus Vice Co-Chairs, Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), was sent to the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. This year we had 90 Representatives sign onto this bipartisan letter supporting the request for Title VIII programs! Thanks to your conversations, and the more than 225 messages sent from AACN advocates, we added even more support this year. This strong commitment from both sides of the aisle reinforces the need for additional funding of these programs in the coming Fiscal Year. We could not have done it without you!

AACN will continue to monitor the appropriation process and looks forward to working with Congress as we advocate for Title VIII programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2023.

AACN Attends HHS Virtual Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines

On April 22, AACN attended the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services virtual event, “We Can Do This Summit: Conversations on Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations.” During this conversation healthcare professionals, parents, and young adults discussed issues surrounding vaccine and vaccine booster hesitancy. Misinformation also was addressed, specifically in relation to the impact it has on vaccinations for young children and women who are pregnant. The event also strived to increase young adult vaccinations. To view the event video, click here.

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