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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY
OF NURSING’S 2019-2020 POLICY PRIORITIES

ADVANCE HEALTH EQUITY
& CHAMPION WELLNESS

“Defining the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health to Achieve Health Equity”

Presented by the Environmental and Public Health Expert Panel

This policy dialogue will focus on the social and environmental determinants of health and how they affect health outcomes. A segment will analyze how the social determinants of health make some groups more susceptible to contracting COVID-19, have more severe symptoms, and pass away at a higher rate. This Policy Dialogue is based on the recent Board-approved proposal for a consensus paper on this topic. 

SPEAKER

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LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN

Associate Dean for Global Affairs & Planetary Health, Yale School of Nursing

PROMOTE INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY

“Ensuring Accountability for Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in Research”

Presented by the Women's Health Expert Panel

The policy dialogue will explore how to improve the quality and generalizability of biomedical and behavioral research by considering sex in the study design, analyses, and reporting and advance science for the health of women. The generation and dissemination of sex and gender-based evidence will inform tailored healthcare and improve the health and well-being of women and men.

SPEAKERS

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Janine Austin Clayton, MD

Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

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Sabra L. Klein, PhD, MS, MA

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Michelle M. Mielke, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research, Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

REDUCE PATIENT, PROVIDER, & SYSTEM BURDEN

“Optimizing Ethical Work Environments Throughout Healthcare in a Pandemic”

Presented by the Quality Health Care and Bioethics Expert Panels

This policy dialogue will focus on ways to improve healthcare work environments. It will cover issues that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic and how these issues impacted the practice of nursing. The policy dialogue will also cover issues such as moral responsibility.

SPEAKERS

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Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN

Director, American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights

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Albert Wu, MD

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health