February 2018
Member Spotlight

Meet a 2018 ANAC board member
In 2017, Dr. Donna Roberson was elected to the ANAC board of directors. She is on faculty at Eastern Carolina University School of Nursing in Greenville, North Carolina and provides HIV/AIDS clinical care to people living with HIV in the south. 
"Infection rates are increasing, particularly in women in the southeastern United States, particularly poor women of color," she said. "They're acquiring HIV through heterosexual contact, and that's 100 percent preventable." Her work and involvement in ANAC was featured on the University of East Carolina website.

Chapter Highlight

Atlanta ANAC Chapter 
The Atlanta chapter participated in the Holiday of HEROs annual outreach to provide children impacted by HIV/AIDS with one gift they need and one gift they want during the holiday season. Through this effort, 250 children from Atlanta, Athens, Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah were served through this program in 2017. 

American Academy of Nursing sends letter to Congress
ANAC and 94 other organizations signed on with the AAN to call for a bipartisan National Commission on Mass Shootings. Read the letter.

ANAC Member Survey
The ANAC policy committee is asking all members to complete a short 10-question survey about the current ANAC policy agenda. Take the survey.

Stand Up for Science and Evidence-based Programming
Global health groups led by HealthGap are circulating an open letter for endorsement by HIV researchers and clinicians. ANAC members are invited to review and, if in agreement, sign as individuals or organizations before Sunday, March 4. The organizers' plan is to release the statement during the CROI conference in Boston. Sign on.

USAID Grant Opportunity
USAID is seeking innovative solutions to address critical global health barriers for adolescents through a Global Health Challenge grant. Visit grants.gov for more information and to apply. 
Education/Professional Development

Save the Date: Health Policy Perspectives --  Thursday, March 8, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host this webinar to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on people living with infectious diseases and the local, state and national actions to address the problem. More information and to register.

PCORI Advisory Panel Openings
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking applications for the 2018 advisory panels selection cycle. Panelists must be representatives of practicing and research clinicians, patients and experts in health services delivery. Application deadline is March 30. We encourage nurses to apply.  More information and to apply.

J ANAC Special Issue
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) will publish a special issue on HIV and Aging in the spring of 2019. We are seeking feature articles, including original research and systematic reviews, as well as practice briefs, program briefs,  commentaries and case studies. Submissions are due before July 1. More information.
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