2021 Policy Dialogues

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The American Academy of Nursing invites you to sponsor the virtual Policy Dialogue Series that reflects the
2021-2022 Policy Priorities of Advancing Health Equity & Championing Wellness, Promoting Innovation & Sustainability, and Reducing Patient, Provider & System Burden. Each dialogue will be 90 minutes and 1.5 contact hours will be available for purchase at $15. Registration is open to Academy members at no cost, students at $20, and non-members at $75.


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POLICY DIALOGUE 3: REDUCE PATIENT, PROVIDER & SYSTEM BURDEN
HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS POST-COVID: EXPLORING REFORMS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
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.
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This policy dialogue will provide participants the opportunity to gain insights from leading experts in health systems, the nursing workforce, direct patient care, and the military on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare delivery, nurses’ well-being, and the nursing workforce pipeline. Participants will explore policy implications related to these issues and how the profession can work to advance them.



Learning Outcomes:
As a result of participating in this event, attendees will…

  1. Describe the policy implications related to sustaining innovations and changes that reduce the burden of the pandemic.
  2. Develop policy initiatives that address the post-pandemic sequelae of direct care nurses.
  3. Describe major systems burdens on nurse leaders and stakeholders in collaborations to address issues.
  4. Prioritize pressing nursing workforce issues to be addressed at the national level.

 

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POLICY DIALOGUE 2: ADVANCE HEALTH EQUITY & CHAMPION WELLNESS
ADVANCING POLICIES TO SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS
November 17, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
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.

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Suggested Resources:

National Academy of Medicine Report, Families Caring for an Aging America

Aging Expert Panel Position Statement, Policies to Support Family Caregivers

View Additional Resources

 


POLICY DIALOGUE 1: PROMOTE INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY
Public Health Preparedness and IT: Lessons from the Field
August 11, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
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.

 


Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The American Academy of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The fee for Contact Hours is $15 per policy dialogue. A total of 1.5 contact hours will be awarded by the American Academy of Nursing following the completion of the virtual event and
the post-event evaluation.

Conflict of Interest: There are no relevant financial relationships ­­identified for any individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity.