Policy & Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy

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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Academy Fellow Trent-Adams Named Acting Surgeon General

The Academy announced its support of RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, an Academy fellow, being named Acting Surgeon General. “We are proud that Sylvia Trent-Adams has assumed this prestigious top role as the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the federal government,” said Academy President Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN. 

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Advance Care Planning

For many Americans, advance care planning is not a conversation that one brings up until they are faced with advanced illness.
  
  

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Breastfeeding

The Academy endorses human milk and breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding.
  
  
  

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Care Coordination

The rapid changes transforming health care today and increased demand for care coordination require immediate action to enable nurses and other qualified health professionals to deliver outstanding care coordination.

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Children and Families

The Academy issued a statement in 2008 strongly supporting the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) recognizing the reduction of the number of uninsured children by a third since its creation, and the provision of health coverage to approximately six million children.

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Emerging Infectious Disease

The Academy identifies the most important issues on the horizon in terms of policy for emerging and infectious diseases and offers recommendations to national level programs.

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Genomics

The Academy supports the Precision Medicine Initiative as an innovative approach to improve health.
  
  
  

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Global Nursing

The Academy's global and holistic approach to the development of health policies in order to help reduce health disparities and inequalities is facilitated through its 24 Expert Panels.
  

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Health Behavior

The Academy launched an Expert Panel on Health Behavior in 2011 to address the health needs of populations, providing a forum for...

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