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December 11, 2016

Enhance your member experience!

Thousands of your fellow members are getting more immediately useful information from ANA…all because they updated their member profiles. Please update your member profilenow so we can better understand your nursing role, interests, and experience.

 

As a thank you, you will receive a free webinar: Stepping into Your Spotlight: Building Your Professional Brand. This webinar shows you how to advance your nursing career by creating, developing, and promoting your professional brand.

Simply log in at MyANA and select ‘Update Professional Info’ to get started. Remember, five minutes of your time could mean more tailored offerings to help you succeed.

P.S. Be sure to complete each section to receive your gift!

Best regards,

 

Debbie Dawson Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN

Executive Director

American Nurses Association

 
 

Nominees needed for ANA Substance Use Disorder Work Group - Nominations will close January 1, 2017

December 11, 2016

ANA has long been aware of the difficulties addiction and substance use disorder (SUD) brings to the nursing profession.  ANA’s Nursing Practice & Work Environment is asking our C/SNAs if you, a member of your staff or one of your members is interested in acting as a topical expert on SUD in the nursing profession for an ANA work group.  Responsibilities would include participation in once a month 90 minute calls beginning in January and ending May 31, 2017 to assist with one or more of the following:

  • Develop or update an ANA or joint position statement on SUD in nursing
  • Create new and/or gather existing resources to educate students, nurses, and employers about preventing, identifying, and reporting suspected SUD across care settings
  • Develop new and/or identify existing resources to support employers and nurses before, during, and after treatment for SUD

Please contact Holly Carpenter, ANA Senior Policy Advisor, Nursing Programs at [email protected] if you have a nomination.  Please only nominate one person per C/SNA and ensure they are willing to serve.  Include their name, email address and brief outline of their expertise.  Nominations will close January 1, 2017.  Thank you!

 

Year of the Health Nurse: 2017

December 11, 2016

2017 will be ANA’s Year of the Healthy Nurse!  Recently, ANA has featured an annual, yearlong initiative highlighting an important component of nursing.  2015 was the Year of Ethics, 2016 focused on the Culture of Safety.  For 2017’s Year of the Healthy Nurse, specific health, safety, and wellness topics have been selected for each month, see below.  If your C/SNA has resources, conferences, activities, products, and/or events that you would like to see showcased by ANA that relate to any of the topics listed below, please contact Holly Carpenter, ANA Senior Policy Advisor, Nursing Programs at [email protected] at least 2-3 weeks prior to the month of interest.  Thank you so much for your participation!
  
     
Month Topics
January Worksite Wellness
February Cardiovascular Health 
   
March Nutrition
April Combatting Stress
May Women’s Health
National Fitness and Sports Month
June Men’s Health
Cancer Awareness
Skin Health
July Healthy Sleep 
August Happiness
September Recovery
Work-Life Balance
October Infection Control
Immunizations
Moral Resilience/Moral Distress
November Mental Health
Wellness
December Healthy Eating/Healthy Holidays
 
 

Clean Air for Colorado Invitation

December 9, 2016

CLEAN AIR FOR COLORADO

Please join health leaders in Colorado to discuss the importance of clean air in Colorado

When: Monday, December 12, 2016  2pm - 3pm

Who: Representatives from Nurses for a Healthy Environment, American Lung Association, and Moms Clean Air Force 

Where: National Jewish Hospital 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206

 

 

ANA Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

December 6, 2016

December 5, 2016
Donald J. Trump President-Elect
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20006

Dear President-Elect Trump:
America’s 3.6 million registered nurses (RNs) care profoundly about the health and welfare of our nation. Nurses provide expert, compassionate care for people throughout their life and work in every health care setting. As the largest group of health care professionals and the nation’s most trusted profession, nurses are a valuable resource for improving the nation’s health care delivery system.

For decades, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has advocated for health care system reforms that would guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for all. ANA is calling on you and your administration to prioritize the health of the nation, which is foundational to progress and economic growth. We are pleased to share our principles for health system transformation.

ANA’s Principles for Health System Transformation

The system must:
Ensure universal access to a standard package of essential health care services for all citizens and residents. This includes:
 An essential benefits package that provides access to comprehensive services, including mental health services.
 Prohibition of the denial of coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
 Inclusion of children on parent’s health insurance coverage until age 26.
 Expansion of Medicaid as a safety net for the most vulnerable, including the chronically ill,
elderly and poor.
Optimize primary, community-based and preventive services while supporting the cost-effective use of innovative, technology-driven, acute, hospital-based services. This includes:
 Primary health care that is focused on developing an engaged partnership with the patient.
 Primary health care that includes preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services delivered in a coordinated manner by members of the health care team.
 Removing barriers and restrictions that prevent RNs and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
(APRNs) from contributing fully to patient care in all communities.
 Care coordination services that reduce costs and improve outcomes with consistent payment
for all qualified health professionals delivering such services, including nurses.
Encourage mechanisms to stimulate economical use of health care services while supporting those who do not have the means to share in costs. This includes:
 A partnership between the government and private sector to bear health care costs.
 Payment systems that reward quality and the appropriate, effective use of resources.
 Beneficiaries paying for a portion of their care to provide an incentive for the efficient use of services while ensuring that deductibles and co-payments are not a barrier to receiving care.
 Elimination of lifetime caps or annual limits on coverage.
 Federal subsidies based on an income-based sliding scale to assist individuals to purchase
insurance coverage.
Ensure a sufficient supply of a skilled workforce dedicated to providing high quality health care services. This includes:
 An adequate supply of well-educated, well-distributed, and well-utilized registered nurses.
 Increased funding, whether grant or loan repayment based, for programs and services focused
on increasing the primary care workforce.
 Funding to elevate support for increasing nursing faculty and workforce diversity.

ANA looks forward to working with you and your administration to address our nation’s health care challenges. We look forward to sharing the expertise of nurses throughout your transition period and presidency to improve the health care system and the health of the nation. Should you or your staff have any questions, please contact me or Michelle Artz, Director, Government Affairs ([email protected] or 301-628-5098).

Yours in partnership,
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN President

Cc: Andrew Bremberg

For more information ANA Letter to President-Elect Trump

 
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