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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published July 13, 2022

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Register Now: AACN to Host Webinar on Gun Violence as a National Priority for Nurse Researchers

On July 20, AACN will host a webinar titled, “Gun Violence: A National Priority for Nurse Researchers.” National nursing experts will address this public health concern and discuss policy implications and the importance of interprofessional collaboration. AACN’s webinar comes as Congress passed and the President signed gun violence prevention legislation and as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new firearm data. To register for AACN’s webinar, click here

To read more about the CDC work, click here and here.

Brief on Policy Options to Combat Nursing Shortage Released

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released a brief on the policy options that states can use to address the national nursing shortage, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report outlines state efforts to address this issue as well as some national policies that support the healthcare workforce broadly. Specifically, the NCSL urges changing scope of practice laws and licensing requirements, funding educational programs, and providing monetary incentives. This resource was partially supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Organization of State and Local Officials Cooperative Agreement. To read the full report, click here.

CDC Solicits Nominations for Advisory Committee

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites nominations for the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). To qualify for CHACHSPT and support its mission, an applicant or nominee should be able to conduct, encourage, cooperate, and assist the studies related to cases, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention and improve health equity. The deadline for nominations is October 1. To learn more, click here.

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