January 2019
Member Highlights

ANAC member named recipient  of AACN award
Congratulations to Marik Moen, PhD, MPH, RN (University of Maryland School of Nursing), who has been named the 2018-19 recipient of the Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Her dissertation found that differences in social stability (housing, legal relationships, income and employment) in a low-income population in Baltimore consistently predicted exposure to sexual risk behaviors, substance use and violence, especially combinations of these exposures.

ANAC member named associate  dean at Yale
Congratulations to recent ANAC research committee chair, LaRon E. Nelson , PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN, who has been named the inaugural associate dean for global health and equity at the Yale School of Nursing. He is a leading expert in implementation science and HIV prevention within African and African diaspora communities in the United States, Canada and Ghana, including research on interventions to support the scale-up of PrEP for black men who have sex with men. 
Chapter Spotlight

Chapter members receive awards
The Greater New York Chapter is proud to share news of two of their members:

  • Katy Bernock recently received the New York State Health Commissioner Special Recognition Award
  • Michele Crespo-Fierro recently received the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, NY Chapter Nurse of the Year Award
Way to go GNYANAC for celebrating your members!
Do you have news about your chapter or members you want to share? Please contact Sara Lundenberger to be included in future newsletters. 

Submit your event on ANAC website
You can now submit your upcoming events and chapter meetings to be included on the ANAC website calendar by filling out a simple form. View the form.

Get involved in ANAC
ANAC President Jeffrey Kwong is hosting a webinar on Wednesday February 13 at 1 p.m. ET to present an  overview of the leadership opportunities within ANAC at the national and local level. Register here.

NHAS and NVHAP listening sessions
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy will host two listening sessions to continue gathering public input for updates to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. Both national plans currently expire in 2020.
  • Friday, February 22, 2019: In-person listening session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (ET) at the HHS office: 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. RSVP by Thursday, February 14 by sending your name, title, and organization name to HepHIVStrategies@hhs.gov.
More information about previous listening sessions and developing the next national strategies for HIV and viral hepatitis is featured on the HIV.gov blog and on the HHS viral hepatitis blog. If you are interested in attending contact Carole Treston

ANAC submits comments on Medicare Part D
ANAC recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare on the Trump Administration's proposed change to the classification of HIV medications. The proposal is to remove HIV medications from a "protected class," meaning that insurers would be able to restrict or have onerous requirements for access. We are grateful to the ANAC members who participated with us in the January 25 call to action opposing this rule change. 

Participate in AIDSWatch 2019
AIDSWatch, held April 1 and 2, is the nation's largest annual constituent-based HIV/AIDS advocacy event, bringing together hundreds of people living with HIV and their allies to meet with members of Congress and to educate them about the important issues at stake for people living with HIV in the U.S. ANAC participates each year. Contact Carole Treston if you would like to get involved. Registration and more information.

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
ANAC is a member of the Nursing Community Coalition and is supporting the Congressional Reauthorization Act of of Title VIII.  Read the release. 

Applications now open for research grants
ANAC is partnering with Sigma Theta Tau to co-sponsor a research grant to encourage research career development of nurses through support of clinically-oriented HIV/AIDS research and increase the number of HIV studies being done by nurses. Applications are now being accepted through April 1, 2019. More information.  

ANF seeks applications
ANAC annually partners with  the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) on the ANF Nursing Research Grants program. The call for applications will open sometime in February. This award provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers.
Currently, ANF is seeking reviewers for applications. The call for reviewers closes February 28. Apply to be a reviewer.

ANAC launches All of Us Research program page
Visit the new All of US Research program page to learn more about this ground-breaking research initiative. Information is available on goals, enrollment and the potential for future research opportunities. ANAC members are invited to learn more about educating and enrolling their patients and consider enrolling themselves. View the page.


JANAC announces new publisher
Great news! JANAC has a new publisher and a new look. More importantly, you can now get continuing education credit for one article in each issue AND for doing reviews. Go to the JANAC website to see what's new with your journal. As a reminder, ANAC members have free access to all JANAC articles. 

JANAC special issue on HIV and Aging
Are we ready for the graying of the HIV epidemic? Big kudos to the authors and editors of the JANAC January special edition on HIV and Aging. It should have arrived in your mailboxes by now. This issue is full of n ursing and interprofessional research and commentary on the complex biopsychosocial aspects of aging with HIV. 

ANAC2019: Portland
The 2019 ANAC conference is scheduled for November 7-9 in Portland. Learn more about our host city and mark your calendar for another fantastic conference! We hope to see you there. Early-bird registration will open in May.
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