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May 2, 2016

President's Message: Million Hearts® Initiative


The Health Behavior Expert Panel along with its Million Hearts® Sub Committee has been engaged in a project to gather information on current health and lifestyle behaviors of nurses. They are interested in how to improve cardiovascular health and wellness.  As part of the national Million Hearts® initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years, nurses are being asked to complete a brief 15 minute anonymous online health survey. The launch of the survey coincides with National Nurses' Week. Once the survey results are in, the data will be analyzed for relationships, trends, and health outcomes in nurses. The Expert Panel plans to publish the results, create a policy brief for Nursing Outlook, and disseminate to nursing organizations nationwide.  For those who complete the survey, access to the Million Hearts® Initiative educational modules will be made available. IRB approval for the survey was obtained through the Research Subjects Review Board at The Ohio State University. Click here to take the survey. The survey goes live on May 1st. Please consider this a valuable 15 minutes spent on your health! 


Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN 

Policy Updates

The Academy was pleased to join Research!America and other research advocates to sign a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to support the innovations package to accommodate a boost in NIH funding and clear the way to negotiate the 21st Century Cures/Innovations bill. 

Fellow Appointments: Institute for Nursing Leadership

Congratulations to Rita Wray, MBA, RNC, FAAN, for her appointment to the Mississippi State Senate Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency Committee. The appointment term runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. Mrs. Wray is the founder and CEO of W.E., Inc. She was inducted into the Academy in 2008.

Living Legend Nominations
The Academy is now accepting nominations for 2016 Living Legends through May 13th, 2016. View the application and selection process here.
Honorary Fellow Applications
The Academy is now accepting applications for 2016 Honorary Fellows through May 13th, 2016. Click here for more information.
Jonas Policy Scholar Applications

Academy 2016 Policy Conference

Save the date! The 2016 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference will be held October 20 - 22, 2016 at the Marriot Marquis Washington, DC. We look forward to seeing you there. Registration will open in late May.

Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract for the Academy's 2016 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference. Please carefully review the submission guidelines, all abstracts must be submitted by Monday, June 24, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (EDT)Submit your abstract.

Council 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research

The 2016 Determinants of Health State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research will be held September 15 - 17, 2016 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Register today - Early Bird Registration is now open!

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

15th Anniversary Council/Partners Nurse Scientist Research Grant

In recognition of the achievements of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science in advancing nursing science, a special research grant is being offered for nurse scientists who have completed their PhD but who have not yet received a NIH RO1 or comparable research award. The 15th Anniversary grant of $15,000 is made possible through the contributions of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science and its organizational partners (ANF, ENRS, MNRS, SNRS, STTI, and WIN). The online application is now available at www.nursingscience.org/awards-grants

All applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, 2016.

HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) welcomes nominations for new members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Each year, AHRQ selects new members to replace those members who are completing their appointments. 

The USPSTF is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medications.

Learn more

When you apply, inform Kaylen Hickman (Kaylen_Hickman@AANnet.org) so that the Academy may write a letter of support.

Thank You Academy Supporters

Please click here to donate to the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund!

Your gift, at a level that is meaningful to you, is truly appreciated and is a critical investment in the future of nursing policy. The Academy is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your financial gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. With a donation of $1,000 or more, you become a member of the exclusive President's Circle. Members of the President's Circle are invited to an exclusive reception hosted by the Academy President during the annual policy conference.

Fellow Achievements

Mary Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB will receive the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing 2016 Distinguished Nurse Alumna Award this May. Dr. Nies is the Director of Nursing Research and a Professor in the Division of Health Sciences at Idaho State University. She received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois. Dr. Nies was inducted into the Academy in 1994.


Jaynelle Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN has been named as one of the 2016 Changemaker award recipients by The Center for Health Design. The award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has had broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design. Dr. Stichler is a Professor Emerita of Nursing at San Diego State University. She was inducted into the Academy in 2008.

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN will headline the International Council of Nurses Congress in Barcelona, Spain on May 27 - June 1, 2017 with the theme Nurses at the forefront transforming care. This international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore nurses' leading role in the transformation of care, with a particular focus on universal health coverage, the Sustainable Development Goals and human resources for health. Dr. Wakefield is the Acting Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was inducted into the Academy in 1990. Dr. Mancuso is the President and CEO of Jhpiego and was inducted into the Academy in 2004. Dr. Aiken is the Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing & Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, she was inducted into the Academy in 1977.

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