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Health Care Reform

The American Academy of Nursing strongly supported efforts to reform health care, recognizing the potential to expand access to cost-effective, high-quality care and to help shift the U.S. health system toward...

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Health Equity

The Code of Ethics for Nurses (2001) compels us to "practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every individual." Moreover, the Academy has a strong record of opposing health inequities and advancing a culturally competent workforce.
  

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Medicare

Under two grants from the Commonwealth Fund, she evaluated the federal nursing home survey and enforcement system and its impact on state activities and provided technical assistance to states on...

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Mental Health

Policies aimed at the delivery of high-quality mental/behavioral health and the reduction of at-risk substance use should be implemented as an essential component of public health.
  

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Smoke-Free Environments

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of illness and early deaths in the US and worldwide.

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Violence

As nurse leaders who are dedicated to advancing the health of people, we commit to the elimination of both racism and violence involving firearms.
  
  

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Women's Health

Nurses are dedicated to supporting the health and safety of their patients.
  
  

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