March 20: The Academy sent comments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee with recommendations on how to remedy current nursing and health care workforce shortages with policy solutions. Some of the recommendations in the letter included removing barriers to the advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) workforce and supporting the current and future nursing workforce through investment in workforce development, increasing data collection for enhanced solutions, and addressing workplace violence. Read more.
March 8: The Academy, along with 150 other health care organizations, joined a letter to appropriations leaders requesting $500 million in funding for the Agency for Healthcare and Research and Quality (AHRQ) for fiscal year (FY) 2024. This request reflects an inflation adjustment and the demonstrated need to expand and accelerate investments to inform decision-making on the health care system as it recovers from the pandemic. Read more.