Lifesaving Care Commercial Earns More Than 10 Million Impressions
Less than one week ago, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) launched a new television commercial that will bring national awareness to the lifesaving care nurse practitioners (NPs) provide in more than 1 billion patient visits each year. To date, the ad — featuring four patients whose lives were saved by their NPs — has garnered more than 10 million impressions across all media sites! Please amplify the reach of this important message by sharing the commercial with your social media followers. As a reminder, if you encounter negative or inaccurate NP-related messaging, please use the Report Now tool to keep AANP informed.
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Plan to Join AANP in Hollywood, Florida, for the 2021 AANP Fall Conference
Listen to sounds of the surf, enjoy the ocean breeze and soak up the sun — while earning continuing education (CE) credit and reconnecting with your NP colleagues! AANP is pleased to announce a return to in-person events with the 2021 AANP Fall Conference in Hollywood, Florida. This conference will offer six topical areas and more than 80 sessions for diverse, advanced learning opportunities. Register for the in-person 2021 AANP Fall Conference package, and you’ll also be able to access the full on-demand conference package, which includes 35 recorded sessions and five bonus sessions, at no extra charge! It’s the best of both worlds: the live learning, networking and travel of an in-person event plus the flexibility and convenience of an online event.
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Membership
Membership Benefit Highlight of the Week
AANP membership includes free, 24/7 access to the AANP CE Center, which contains hundreds of CE activities designed to help NPs achieve professional growth and excellence in clinical practice. Visit the AANP CE Center now!
 
Leadership

The Diversity Engagement Survey Is Open!
AANP invites you to participate in the Diversity Engagement Survey (DES). You can assist AANP in building upon the association’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts by completing this short survey. The 22-item questionnaire assesses the inclusiveness of our membership organization and helps to define areas of strengths and areas of improvement. Completing the DES takes fewer than 10 minutes and the deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Please consider participating in this opportunity to ensure your voice is heard. If you have any questions, please contact AANP at research@aanp.org.
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Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) Announce 2021 FAANP Election Results
The AANP Fellows are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 FAANP elections. Effective July 1, the newly elected FAANP officers and committee members are:
  • Chair-elect Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP.
  • Treasurer Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, EdD, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, FAANP.
  • Member-at-Large Elda Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN.
  • Nomination Committee Member Kate Elizabeth Gawlik, DNP, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP.
  • Selection Committee Members Terri Lynn Allison, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Kahlil A. Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; and Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP.
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Practice

A Brand New FAANP Career Enrichment Program Launches Today
Are you in need of a mentor to work with on a one-to-one basis? Are you looking to enhance your professional and personal growth? Consider applying for the brand new FAANP Career Enrichment Program. The FAANP Mentorship Committee will match qualified applicants with a Fellow whose expertise matches your needs. Together, you will set mentorship goals, identify short- and long-term deliverables and set a reasonable time frame to accomplish your goals. At the end of your dyadic mentorship experience, you’ll disseminate a poster or other deliverable at AANP’s national conference! Review the eligibility requirements and apply before 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT) on Wednesday, July 21.
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Increase Shared Decision-making in Integrated Behavioral Health Care
The Primary Care Collaborative has developed new recommendations on increasing the use of shared decision-making in settings where primary care and behavioral health are integrated. One way for NPs to put the recommendations into action is by asking patients, “What matters to you?” Access the recommendations.


 
Education

New Podcast Episode: Considerations in Adolescent and Adult Acne Care
Just in time for Acne Awareness Month, a new NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® episode is now available for your listening pleasure! NPs Allison Lowie and Debra Shelby discuss acne vulgaris treatment, novel opportunities in telehealth and considerations when serving unique communities or populations. Then, visit AANP’s Dermatology Therapeutic Resources webpage to download four helpful clinical resources — including an acne assessment evaluation tool — and a handout designed to remind patients of the “dos and don’ts” for their acne or rosacea program. Listen to the podcast now!

 
Join in the #AANP21 Conversation
Calling all 2021 AANP National Conference registrants: The attendee forum is waiting for you! Your fellow conference attendees are introducing themselves, discussing the CE sessions and live events, connecting with other NPs in their states and sharing helpful clinical pearls. You can also share your thoughts about conference and the new AANP commercial — first shared in the Opening General Session — on social media by using the hashtag #AANP21. Are you not yet registered? Don’t wait: Registration ends on July 31. Register now and catch up by viewing the recorded versions of the live events, adding the upcoming live events to your calendar and exploring the more than 100 CE sessions available.
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Advocacy

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Funding Available for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through HRSA, is supporting Medicare-certified RHC efforts on COVID-19 vaccinations, mitigation and testing through three separate programs. The links below contain information regarding each of the programs, including resources for RHCs to access the programs and contacts for technical assistance and HRSA representatives.
  • Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program
    HRSA is currently accepting grant applications for the RHCVC Program to improve vaccine confidence and to counter vaccine hesitancy in rural communities where COVID-19 vaccine uptake lags in comparison to more populated areas. Grant applications are due by June 23, and HRSA intends to provide funding to all grant applicants.
  • Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (RHCVD) Program
    The RHCVD will distribute COVID-19 vaccines directly to RHCs to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in rural communities.
  • Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program
    On June 11, HRSA provided $424.7 million to more than 4,200 RHCs to increase COVID-19 testing and mitigation in rural areas as part of the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program. Each immediately eligible RHC received $100,000 in funding. Payments were issued via the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) mechanism as one-time payments to organizations based on the number of certified RHC sites they operate. RHCs do not need to apply for these funds. HRSA will issue up to $35.3 million in additional funding to eligible RHCs later this summer.

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Announces June 23 Meeting
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ACIP has announced that the previously scheduled June 18 meeting has been rescheduled. Those agenda items will now be included in the June 23 meeting. The meeting agenda includes an update on COVID-19 vaccine safety and a discussion on additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Information on attending, as well as meeting materials, are available on the CDC ACIP Meetings Information webpage.

CDC Publishes Interim Guidance on Evaluating and Caring for Patients With Post-COVID-19 Conditions
On June 14, the CDC published interim guidance on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID-19 conditions. This includes new information to assist health care professionals with evaluating, managing and caring for patients who may experience long-term effects after a COVID-19 infection. Further information is available on the CDC webpage.