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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published September 28, 2022

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Applications Now Open: Apply for a $10,000 NIDA Grant Today

AACN is proud to continue its partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) by providing grants to support projects that contribute to a student’s knowledge of substance use disorders (SUD) and advance research, dissemination, and adoption of evidence-based SUD treatment. Through the NIDA Blending Initiative: Moving Science from Research to Practice, we will award up to $10,000 for a project proposal submitted by a student from an AACN member school. Apply by Sunday, October 30, for one of two $10,000 grants. For further information and to apply, click here.

AACN Attends Research!America National Health Research Forum

On September 19-20, AACN attended the Research!America 2022 National Health Research Forum. This two-day event brought together experts from a variety of interest groups and covered important topics such as patient-centered care, promoting diversity in research, and rising rates of antimicrobial resistance. AACN President and CEO, Dr. Deborah Trautman moderated a discussion on Elsevier Health’s 2022 Report, Clinician of the Future. Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, also made special remarks about the importance of the federal government’s investment in efforts to combat climate change and fund research for addressing long-haul COVID, which affects millions of Americans. To learn more about this forum, click here.

AACN Attends Virtual Webinar on U.S. Mental Health Crisis

On September 22, AACN attended an Axios webinar focused on the current mental health and substance abuse crises in the nation. This event featured conversations with Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Schroeder Stribling, President and CEO of Mental Health America. Panelists discussed 988, the new National Prevention Lifeline number, as well as mental health trends and substance abuse data. Dr. Delphin-Rittmon specifically discussed an increase in anxiety and depression in young people and overdoses in adults, both likely due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch the webinar, click here.

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