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Joanne Disch


Dr. Disch has been named chair of the Aurora Health Care board of directors. 

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The American Academy of Nursing's approximately 2,400 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.

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The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

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Expert Panels

The Expert Panels advance evidence based innovations in health care delivery to address the health needs of populations, including diverse, at-risk, and disenfranchised populations.

  • Explore trends and issues important to health care delivery and policy;
  • Support the mission and strategic priorities of the Academy and Board designated priorities; and,
  • Prepare Board approved and/or requested policy products and documents that reflect the synthesis of philosophic and scientific knowledge aligned with the strategic directions of the Academy.

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