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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published December 07, 2022

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

White House Holds Community Engagement Call: Healthcare Priorities Top the List

On November 30, AACN attended a White House community engagement call, which highlighted the Presidential Memorandum to promote accountability for conflict-related sexual violence, a campaign to get more Americans their updated COVID-19 vaccines, and the announcement of global health security partnerships. The White House is committed to supporting members of the community through all measures, including making vaccines more convenient. To sign up for updates or to join the next call, click here.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Set to Retire from Federal Government this Month

With over fifty years of work and after serving thirty-eight years as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to retire later this month and will be stepping down as President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor. In his enduring and impactful career, Dr. Fauci has been the go-to expert on emerging infectious diseases and led the research and responses to HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Zika, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fauci, whose wife is a nurse, understood the importance of a strong nursing pathway, nursing workforce, and nurse researchers and the value they bring to the health of the nation. AACN is grateful for his leadership.

Register and Sponsor Today for AACN’s 2023 Student Policy Summit!

Reserve your spot today for AACN's 2023 Student Policy Summit, which will be held in Washington, DC on March 26-27, 2023. This two-day conference is open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at AACN member institutions. At the Summit, students will be immersed in program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy. Up to two students per institution may attend, and students must obtain permission from their dean. To send more than two students, sponsor today! Please note that registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to register your students today!

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