March 2021
Leadership
Board of Directors call for nominations opening soon
The ANAC Board of Directors call for nominations will open in April. Open positions will include president-elect, three directors-at-large and members of the 2022 nominations committee. Look for more information in April. Read some general information about nominations and service.

COVID-19 vaccine facts for nurses
ANAC supports the idea that nurse-driven community leadership, backed by verifiable vaccine information, will help drive improved public health outcomes. View the American Nurses Association COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for Nurses campaign for updated information and resources.
Conference
Save the date for ANAC2021
ANAC's annual conference will be held Nov. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. More information about registration and a possible virtual component will be announced soon.

Call for Abstracts open
The call for abstracts for ANAC2021 is now open. Deadline is April 12. Read more about presentation topics and how to submit.
Global
Excellence in Global HIV Nursing award
Every two years, ANAC awards the Excellence in Global HIV Nursing award. We will host a short informational webinar April 16 at 10 a.m. ET to answer questions about who is eligible and the nomination process. All interested ANAC members from around the globe and U.S.-based colleagues and mentors of global nurses are encouraged to attend. Register here.
JANAC
JANAC curated collection
In March, JANAC released a curated collection on women and HIV. Topics include: PrEP, trauma-informed care, aging and the impact of HIV on Black women. View the collection.
Education
Updates to HIV and aging site
The ANAC HIV and aging website has been updated with new publications including timely articles "Assessing the Quality of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care in Nursing Homes" and "HIV and Aging: Reconsidered the Approach to Management of Co-Morbidities". View the new resources.

Stigma and bias webinar: April 6
The Impact of Stigma and Bias on HIV Care will be presented April 6, 12:30 -2:30 p.m. ET as part of the Gilead Sciences series Blueprints for Success initiative. The session includes Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins, Jr. who delivered a powerful keynote address at the 2018 ANAC annual conference in Denver. Register.
Policy
Vaccine national strategic plan webinar: April 6
Rachel Levin, MD, assistant secretary for health at HHS, will lead a webinar about the national plan to eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases such as HPV. It will include discussion about disparities in vaccination coverage that reflect underlying health inequities in the United States. This webinar is intended for policy makers, clinicians and public health workers. Register.
AIDSWatch: March 22-24
ANAC members and staff participated in this virtual Capitol Hill day in March. We joined other HIV advocates from across the country in sessions with elected legislators and their staff. Key issues discussed included: access to care, housing, LGBT rights and sexual and reproductive health. Download detailed policy briefs about these and other topics.
COVID-19
State registry for qualified vaccine administrators
States across the country are taking steps to increase the number of eligible vaccinators to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has compiled a list of state volunteer registries and other places for nurses to volunteer. Learn more.
ANAC News
ANAC honors long-time member Anne Hughes
Anne Hughes, ACRN, PhD, FAAN, passed away March 26. She embodied the ANAC sprit of caring, compassion and action and was one of ANAC's early members, serving on the board of directors to help shape ANAC into what it is today. Anne was elected president of the ANAC board of directors, co-authored the HIV Core Curriculum, helped to establish the ANAC palliative care committee and was a trailblazer and thought leader on quality of life and palliative care that extended beyond HIV. Her legacy is part of ANAC and we are grateful for that. Condolences and memories can be shared on her CaringBridge page.
Sheldon Fields publishes article
ANAC member Sheldon Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, published an article in Infectious Disease and Therapies that examines the current state of PrEP oral medications and patient-centered shared decision options. Read "Patient-Focused Selection of PrEP Medication for Individuals at Risk of HIV: A Narrative Review".

Ellen Matzer co-authors book
ANAC member Ellen Matzer, RN, has co-authored a book "Nurses on the Inside". It details the stories of two nurses who witnessed the front line of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City. Ellen and co-author Valerie Hughes were early ANAC members and were involved in the establishment of the Greater New York ANAC chapter.




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Job Opportunities
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