What Your Donations Support
While this development fund elevates and supports a variety of the Academy's initiatives, including the Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence program, Raise the Voice Edge Runners, strategic partnerships, and expert panel discussions, each dollar raised directly supports the Academy's mission of transforming health policy and practice through nursing knowledge.
AAN/ANA/ANF Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence Program provides a yearlong leadership opportunity in health policy at the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. It is designed as an immersion experience to facilitate leaders engaging in a prominent role in health policy development at the national level and their interaction with other health fellows and scholars.
Edge Runners is the platform for the nursing community to advocate for new thinking in the health debate. Through the Academy's recognition of nurse innovators, Raise the Voice tells a powerful story: how nurses are creating new, transformational options that help people stay healthy in their communities and cope better with illness.
Strategic partnerships have been enhanced with key groups across the broader health community. These partnerships include the National Academy of Medicine through our presence on the Best Practices and Innovation Collaborative, the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, and the Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health; the National Quality Forum; the National Coalition on Health Care; the Eldercare Workforce Alliance; and the United States Breastfeeding Committee.
Expert Panels represent the working groups of the Academy that consist of Fellows with expertise in areas of relevance to policy and practice. Expert Panel Fellows utilize their critical knowledge, analytical skills, and networks to review the current research and issues within their field. Taking action as appropriate in addressing key issues, Expert Panels ultimately make recommendations on projects or initiatives that the Academy should undertake to transform health policy and practice.