Chapter Spotlight

ANAC Chesapeake (Maryland) chapter leadership sent a letter to Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee advocating for continued NIH funded research. They described the tremendous impact that medical advances, borne out of NIH research have made in the lives of their patients and other people living with HIV. This letter was hand delivered to the US Capitol by members of the research workgroup of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership, a national coalition to which ANAC belongs. Look for other chapter specific advocacy and policy efforts in 2017!

World TB Day is March 24 This  annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis , the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).  People living with HIV are more likely than others to become sick with TB. Worldwide, TB is one of the leading causes of death among people living with HIV globally;  more than 1,000 people with HIV die from TB every day. Health care workers are at an increased risk of acquiring TB compared to the  general  population. In low-resource, high TB burden settings, occupational acquired TB is a real threat to the nursing workforce. 


Every seven years, NIH competitively renews its funding of the HIV/AIDS clinical research networks operating in the US and internationally. This includes ACTG, HVTN, HPTN, IMPAACT and other efforts. To facilitate dialogue on refining the HIV/AIDS clinical research enterprise, NIAID Division of AIDS Director Dr. Carl Dieffenbach (ANAC2016 keynote speaker) poses a series of questions for the community to consider. Read Dr. Dieffenbach's message. ANAC members are encouraged to submit comments and questions

ANAC2017 will focus on nursing leadership, public policy, current biomedical, psychosocial and behavioral research, health disparities and risk, and enhancing our ability to care for our most vulnerable populations.
The deadline has been extended to March 31. 

The 2017 call for nominations for the ANAC board of directors and the nominating committee is open until April 16. 
Open positions on the board of directors are the president-elect, secretary and three directors-at-large.  In addition, there are two open positions for members of the nominating committee.  This year, due to changes in the bylaws effective Feb. 1, 2017, please note:
  1. President-elect nominees must be a nurse, active or discounted active member, voting member at the national level for at least two years prior to nomination and served at least one term on the ANAC national board of directors (that term can be at any time presently or in the past).
  2. Secretary and directors-at-large nominees can be active, discounted active or partner members and shall have served at least two years on ANAC committees, task forces, editorial boards, interest groups and/or as voting members of local chapter boards of directors.
To be eligible to serve on the nominating committee, individuals shall have been voting members of ANAC at the national level for two years immediately prior to committee membership. Nominating committee consideration is open to active, discounted active or partner members.


ANAC is collaborating with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) to offer a $5,000 research grant to a nurse researcher. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of ANAC. The focus of this grant is restricted to nurses working in HIV, HIC co-morbidities and HIV-related prevention, care treatment and/or research. 

This award is part of the 2017 Nursing Research Grants which offers nursing research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers. Information about all of the awards is available here.
The online application is now available for the  ANAC/ANF 2017 Research Grant. All applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on May 1. 
Continuing Education
Enhancing Services for Trans Populations
Wed. March 29
2 p.m. (EST)

This is the third webinar, of a three-part series, that aims at enhancing services for Trans populations and promoting the National Transgender HIV Testing Day. This interactive and engaging webinar will include an informal conversation with the staff at the Centers of Excellence for Transgender Health to help agencies and health departments improve services for trans populations. Additionally, we will cover information on how you can get involved in participating during the National Transgender HIV Testing Day on April 18. 
Career Center

VNSNY CHOICE is the managed care affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organization in the U.S.  Current opportunities exist for experienced RNs including care managers, managers, and director-level positions in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  
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