March 2019
Member Highlight

Best wishes and a big THANK YOU to ANAC member and former ANAC board member Marianne Swanson,  BSN, RN, ACRN,  as she retires from the IDP Ponce de Leon Clinic at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia after 17 years! Marianne has served as an HIV Nurse Educator, engaging with patients,  problem solving with them about their medications  and encouraging them to stay in care and live their best lives. We join her colleagues and friends in Atlanta in wishing her and husband Darrell the best in their new adventure!  

HANCB seeks nominations for board of directors
The HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB) call for nominations for the 2019 board of directors deadline is July 31. 
Please consider nominating yourself or an ACRN/AACRN colleague for the HANCB board. Through active participation on the board, the nominee will be influential in shaping the practice of HIV/AIDS nursing across the nation and around the world.  More information.

This week, Maryland state lawmakers approved a bill allowing doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe PrEP without obtaining parental consent as a way to prevent the spread of HIV among youth. ANAC Chesapeake chapter members joined other community activists in educating and advocating their state legislature for this policy change.

HOPE Act in action
This week, Ms. Nina Martinez became the first HIV-positive living kidney donor when surgeons at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore transplanted her organ to a recipient, who is also HIV-positive. This is the real-life result of 2013 legislation known as the HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act, sponsored by Congresswoman Lois Capps, RN. ANAC members Willa Cochran, BSN, RN, CRNP, and Diane Brown, RN, MSN, are part of the HOPE team and are so grateful for Ms. Martinez's sacrifice, as well as her determination to spread the word about organ donation by people living with HIV. Read her story and convey her message to your patients, too!

ANAC2019: Portland - Nov. 7-9
ANAC seeks abstracts for oral concurrent sessions, symposia, posters and roundtables. Authors are invited to submit abstracts that relate to the conference objectives. Abstracts will be accepted until April 15. More information. 

If you are unsure about submitting an abstract, watch this webinar hosted by members of the research committee.  

HRSA funding opportunity
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) funding opportunity for implementation grants was announced. View more information

OAR research priorities
The Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting feedback from its stakeholder communities on HIV research priorities and guidelines for determining HIV funding. The input of nurse scientists is critical. Comment period closes April 13. View the request for information

ANF seeks applications
The ANAC/ANF research grant application is now open through May 1. Information about the various organizations, including ANAC, is available here. Applicants can apply for more than one category/organizational sponsor (i.e. combined funding) with the same proposal if the proposal and the applicant meet all criteria. 
SAMHSA announces funding opportunity
SAMHSA is accepting applications for funding for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Minority AIDS Initiative - Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS grants. Deadline is April 22. More information.
New at ANAC

ANAC partners with SYNChronicity conference
ANAC is an organizational partner at SYNChronicity 2019, an inter-professional national conference addressing HIV, HCV, STDs and LGBT health in Washington, D.C., April 14-16.  This is the first year we have partnered with SYNChronicity and we are eager to raise the visibility of nurses at this meeting.  More information.

ANAC partners with The Well Project
ANAC has a new partnership with The Well Project a nonprofit organization with a comprehensive focus on women and girls in the HIV/AIDS pandemic, to increase the availability of relevant information designed specifically for them. The Well Project leverages technology through innovative outlets like the blog "A Girl Like Me" and downloadable evidenced-based fact sheets geared for women that may be useful for your clients.
Mexico City Policy expanded
This week, the administration announced a wide expansion of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the "global gag rule." The announcement is complex and it's unclear how it will be monitored and enforced, but it prohibits a foreign recipient of U.S. global health funding from using its non-U.S.G. funding to support any work of a partner organization if that partner separately engages in abortion-related work with its own funding. This includes not only the provision of abortions, but also includes education and counseling or referrals for abortion services. The potential impact of this further restriction on women's health and reproductive health services on the delivery of HIV prevention and treatment and PEPFAR programs has been analyzed by amFAR
Job openings

Medical adherence care manager - Washington DC
Whitman Walker Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers community-based health and wellness services to all people, with a special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV care. Located in the heart of Washington DC, we provide a healthcare home where all patients and staff feel supported, welcomed and respected.
The medical adherence nurse care manager works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide primary and specialty care to patients who present with treatment adherence issues and with particular emphasis on medication adherence, health education and harm reduction. Apply.
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