POLICY DIALOGUE 1: PROMOTE INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY
Public Health Preparedness and IT: Lessons from the Field
August 11, 2021
Hosted by the Expert Panel on Informatics and Technology
This Policy Dialogue addressed global infectious disease challenges (such as COVID), share best practices, and recommend public health and IT infrastructure changes. It explored the contributions of nursing to public health infrastructure, patient outcomes, health IT, and responsiveness to global infectious disease challenges in terms of future policy implications. The Expert Panels on Environmental and Public Health; Cultural Competence and Health Equity; and Building Health Care Systems Excellence were also involved in the planning of this Policy Dialogue.
POLICY DIALOGUE 2: ADVANCE HEALTH EQUITY & CHAMPION WELLNESS
ADVANCING POLICIES TO SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS
November 17, 2021
Hosted by the Expert Panel on Aging
Family caregivers provide the vast majority of services and supports for older adults and persons with disabilities. Caregivers represent all segments of society and all demographic groups, with over 60% of family caregivers employed. The demand for family caregivers will only increase in the coming decades, and there will be fewer numbers of caregivers in relation to persons who need support. Public and private organizations are grappling with policies to support the vital role of caregivers in long-term care delivery as well as policies to promote the health and well-being of caregivers. This policy dialogue highlighted policies at the federal, state, and health system levels that support family caregivers and will identify opportunities for nursing leadership in this important effort.
National Academy of Medicine Report, Families Caring for an Aging America
Aging Expert Panel Position Statement, Policies to Support Family Caregivers
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POLICY DIALOGUE 3: REDUCE PATIENT, PROVIDER & SYSTEM BURDEN
HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS POST-COVID: EXPLORING REFORMS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
December 7, 2021
Hosted by the Expert Panel on Building Health Care System Excellence
This Policy Dialogue is sponsored by the Building Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel in conjunction with the Expert Panels on Palliative and End of Life Care, Military and Veterans Health, and Acute and Critical Care. This session will discuss policy issues associated with the complexity of healthcare systems and resulting burdens, the post-COVID challenges of supporting nursing leaders, nursing workforce shortages, and, most importantly, the impact on nurses of practicing during the pandemic. It will explore changes and innovations implemented during the pandemic as well as policy initiatives to address post-pandemic practices and top nursing workforce issues.