2022-2023 Policy Dialogues


The American Academy of Nursing invites you to attend the 2022-2023 virtual Policy Dialogue Series, which 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 $20. Registration is open to Academy Fellows at no cost, students at $20, and non-members at $75. 

January 20, 2023

Nursing Leadership in Decarbonizing the US Health Sector

Policy Priority: Advance Health Equity & Champion Wellness

  • The Environmental & Public Health Expert Panel will review the health and environmental impacts of climate change and the urgent need for action, introduce attendees to the sources of greenhouse gasses generated by the health sector (the three scopes of decarbonization), and promote dialogue about priority policy recommendations that nursing can champion and lead to expedited decarbonization.


2022 Previous Policy Dialogues

December 6, 2022

Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mobilizing Nursing Leadership to Advance Global Equity

Policy Priority: Advance Health Equity & Champion Wellness

  • The Global Nursing & Health Expert Panel, in collaboration with the Expert Panel on Health Equity, will focus on strategies to ensure more equitable distribution of resources such as vaccines, increase equity in the US and abroad, and support nurses as they engage and emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Resource List

August 16, 2022

Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Policy Priority: Promote Innovation and Sustainability

June 29, 2022

Finding Gain in the Losses: Strategic Solutions to the Mental and Behavioral Health Crisis in Children and Youth

Policy Priority: Promote Innovation and Sustainability

May 18, 2022

Optimizing the Nursing Workforce: Exploring Innovative Reforms and Policy Implications

Policy Priority: Reduce Patient, Provider, and System Burden

  • The Building Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel, in collaboration with the Expert Panels on Quality Health Care and Acute & Critical Care, will expand the 2021 Policy Dialogue Healthcare Systems Post-COVID: Exploring Reforms and Policy Implications to focus more specifically on policy issues associated with current workforce shortages, projected workforce demands, and novel models of care that optimize nurses’ and other members of the team’s scope of practice and build on the strengths of the nursing workforce.

  • Resource List


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 $20 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.