Population Health Nursing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Academic Partnerships to Improve Health focuses on building public health workforce capacity and improving health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations and CDC. In August 2012, CDC awarded AACN and three other national academic associations funds to support enhanced teaching of concepts of population health and provide practical, hands-on experience at the community level for nursing, medical, and public health students.

News & Updates
  • Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence: Up to $100,000 in Funding May Soon Be Available to AACN Schools
  • As the most trusted healthcare provider, nurses play an essential role in boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence among other nurses, healthcare providers, and patients. Therefore, nurses must be well-prepared to provide education and information to overcome vaccine hesitancy. In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AACN is pleased to announce a request for letters of intent from member schools for projects boosting and empowering COVID-19 vaccine confidence among nursing students, nurses and other healthcare providers, and in communities, particularly with underrepresented, vulnerable, and at-risk populations. Projects must support the development and dissemination of learning resources, materials, and opportunities to address vaccine hesitancy to increase confidence in delivering key messages and accessing information. The project period is approximately 10 months beginning in September 2021, and funded projects may receive up to $100,000. AACN has issued this call for letters of intent to strengthen our application to the CDC for available funding. If this funding is received, projects will be selected from among those schools who submitted a letter to AACN by June 30. For more information or to apply, click here. Please direct questions to Allison Jacobs, Associate Director of Population Health Initiatives, at ajacobs@aacnnursing.org.
  • CDC Funding Opportunities: Public Health Emergency Preparedness/Response and Public Health Data Modernization
  • AACN, in cooperation with the CDC, is pleased to announce two Notice of Opportunity of Funding for Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) titled Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Applied Research and Practice Training Program and Public Health Data Modernization Workshop. WIPs are non-research domestic or international projects with a workforce development component that are developed, funded, and managed by the Centers, Institutes, and Offices of the CDC. AACN member schools of nursing with expertise in public health emergency preparedness/response, public health information systems, and interprofessional relationships with schools of public health and state/local health departments are strongly encouraged to apply for these funding opportunities. The project period for these awards are approximately 10 months and are being funded for $400,000 and $300,000. AACN member schools please submit applications directly to AACN by emailing Allison Jacobs at ajacobs@aacnnursing.org no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 5, 2021. For more information or to apply, click here.
  • AACN Launches New National Campaign to Elevate Academic Nursing’s Role in Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Through this initiative, nursing schools will pledge their support to safely engage faculty, students, and other stakeholders in the work underway to administer the vaccine and educate citizens on protecting themselves against this public health threat.