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Policy Dialogue: Healthcare Systems Post-COVID: Exploring Reforms & Policy Implications


The Healthcare Systems Post-COVID: Exploring Reforms & Policy Implications Policy Dialogue will be held virtually on December 7th from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET. Registration is open to Academy Fellows at no additional cost, students at $20, and non-members at $75. Nursing continuing professional development contact hours will be available for purchase at $15 (1.5 contact hours). Registration is required to attend and a recording will be available for registrants after the event. 

This Policy Dialogue is sponsored by the Building Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel in conjunction with the Expert Panels on Palliative and End of Life Care, Military and Veterans Health, and Acute and Critical Care. This session will discuss policy issues associated with the complexity of healthcare systems and resulting burdens, the post-COVID challenges of supporting nursing leaders, nursing workforce shortages, and very importantly, the impact on nurses of practicing during the pandemic. It will explore changes and innovations implemented during the pandemic as well as policy initiatives to address post-pandemic practices and top nursing workforce issues. 

Purpose Statement 
This policy dialogue will provide participants the opportunity to gain insights from leading experts in health systems, the nursing workforce, direct patient care, and the military on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare delivery, nurses’ well-being, and the nursing workforce pipeline. Participants will explore policy implications related to these issues and how the profession can work to advance them.

Learning Outcome 
As a result of participating in this event, attendees will…

  1. Describe the policy implications related to sustaining innovations and changes that reduce the burden of the pandemic. 
  2. Develop policy initiatives that address the post-pandemic sequelae of direct care nurses. 
  3. Describe major systems burdens on nurse leaders and stakeholders in collaborations to address issues.
  4. Prioritize pressing nursing workforce issues to be addressed at the national level.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The American Academy of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours are awarded by the American Academy of Nursing following the completion of the virtual event and the post-conference evaluation.


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