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From High School to RN: An Innovative Approach to Creating a Diverse Workforce

Colorado Healthcare Ethics Resource: Supportive Resources for Colorado's Healthcare Workers

Workforce and Staffing Support Options During COVID-19 Surge

Nurse and Hospital Staffing: A Comprehensive Approach to Implementation and Achieving Safe, Reliable and Effective Care

Four Measures that are Key to Retaining Nurses


Leadership Beyond the Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic: Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Supporting Preparedness in the Spheres of Impact

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-Level Projections

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Aug 2, 2021
AHA statement on FY 2022 final IPPS rule from Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes.
Jul 21, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees today adopted a policy statement on the vaccination of health care workers. The statement supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how these policies are implemented.
Jul 21, 2021
The AHA Board of Trustees today approved a policy statement that strongly urges the vaccination of all health care personnel. The AHA also supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how mandatory policies are implemented.
Jun 30, 2021
The AHA urges the State Department to give registered nurses seeking immigrant visas priority for processing to solve the backlog of immigrant visas for eligible foreign-trained nurses.
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize funding for the infrastructure that supports the health care workforce needs of the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.
May 26, 2021
In a letter to Representatives Bradley Schneider,  David McKinley and Annie Kuster, the AHA expresses support for bipartisan legislation, the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act,.
May 26, 2021
In a letter to Senators Margaret Wood Hassan and Susan Collins, the AHA expresses support for bipartisan legislation, the Opioid Workforce Act of 2021 (S. 1438).
May 5, 2021
AHA supports bipartisan legislation to ease hospital staff shortages. AHA today voiced support for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 2255/S. 1024), bipartisan legislation that would expedite the visa authorization process for qualified international nurses to support hospitals facing staffing shortages.
Apr 21, 2021
The AHA shares with Senate and House leaders the association’s recommendations for infrastructure investments that should be included in an upcoming legislative package to ensure hospitals and health systems are fully equipped to care for their communities now and into the future, as well as respond to any future public health emergency.
Mar 16, 2021
President Biden in January issued an Executive Order on “Protecting Worker Health and Safety” requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider whether an “emergency temporary standard” (ETS) is necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, to issue it by March 15.