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AACN Latest Advocacy & Policy Efforts

September 10: AACN provides comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule.

August 19: AACN provides comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

July 29: AACN sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27) thanking her for reintroducing the POST GRAD Act of 2021 (H.R.4631).

July 27: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

June 28: AACN comments on Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems FY2022

June 14: AACN provides recommendations for the NINR 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

June 11: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
 
June 10: AACN submits written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

June 9: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education.

May 24: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

May 18: AACN submits written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

May 13: AACN sent a letter to Congressional and key committee leadership urging them to include public health and higher education priorities in any upcoming infrastructure package.

April 9: AACN sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee urging them to include the FAAN Act in any healthcare workforce legislative package.

April 6, 2021: AACN sends Congratulatory Letters to HHS Appointees

March 25: AACN signed onto a letter urging House Appropriators to support $50 million to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.

March 16: AACN sends letters to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

March 8: AACN sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona congratulating him on his recent confirmation.

February 12: AACN sends a congratulates the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough.

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AACN Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

September 17: AACN singed onto a letter supporting patient and provider access to non-opioid pain management approaches.

September 17: AACN signed onto a letter to Congressional leadership in support of maternal health provisions in the Build Back Better Act.

July 26: AACN signed onto a joint statement supporting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all healthcare workers as well as for those in long-term care settings.

July 26: AACN signed onto an American Telemedicine Association letter to Congressional Leadership urging them to support post-COVID-19 telehealth reforms under Medicare.

July 14: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to support the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor-HHS-ED spending bill.

July 1: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter to the Department of Education regarding Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

June 10: AACN signed onto a Coalition for Health Funding letter urging strong funding for programs, services, and agencies within the Labor-HHS-ED Subcommittee Fiscal Year 2022 spending bill.

May 27: AACN signed onto a Voices for Non-Opioid Choices letter supporting the introduction of the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act.

May 24: AACN onto letters to key Senate and House leaders endorsing the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Service (MOMS) Act.

May 19: AACN signed onto an Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research letter urging Congressional Leadership to support medical research infrastructure.

May 12: AACN signed onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions letter urging the 117th Congress to support their COVID-19 priorities.

March 29: AACN signed onto a Friends of NCHS Letter urging Congress to support $200 million for National Center for Health Sciences in Fiscal Year 2022.

March 25: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant.

March 24: AACN signed onto a letter a Research!America letter urging the President to support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act.

March 24: AACN signed onto a Trust for America’s Health letter urging funding from the American Rescue Plan Act be equitably distributed.

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Read the Latest Editions of AACN's Washington Weekly Newsletter


  • AANC's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— September 22, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Attends Research!America 2021 National Health Research Forum; Policy Update: AACN Submits Comments to CMS on FY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule; and Register Today for AACN’s Virtual Hill Day on Monday, October 25, 2021.

  • AANC's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— September 15, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Consideration on Build Back Better Act Continues; and Biden Administration’s Pandemic Preparedness Plans.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— September 08, 2021

    Inside this special Advocacy edition of  Washington Weekly: Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor and pass the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act (S.246/H.R.851); Urge your Senators to pass the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort (SAVE) Act (S.2114); and Support World War II cadet nurses.

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