Capital District Chapter
(Last Updated 2007)
The NYS Capital District Chapter had its beginnings in 1997, when a small group of nurses involved in HIV care initiated an effort to create a local ANAC chapter. In 1998, the chapter attained Chapter-in-Formation status from the national ANAC organization and was formally awarded its chapter Charter in November of 1998.
At the 2004 national ANAC conference in San Francisco, this chapter was acclaimed “Chapter of the Year”, for its leadership in providing HIV education, raising awareness of local & international HIV issues. The Chapter’s membership has received numerous professional recognitions for their presentations, publications and other professional activities related to HIV/AIDS care.
The Capital District Chapter of New York State continues to hold quarterly dinner meetings, consistently drawing 100-140 nurses and ancillary providers per session. Using mainly nurse presenters, we cover a variety of contemporary topics related to the care of the HIV+ patient, but relevant to many nursing disciplines. February is always an HIV Update & every April is a fundraiser for a BOD selected international organization (at which time we forgo our usual $5. admittance fee and ask for donations). To date we have donated over $8,000.00 to International HIV /AIDS organizations!! In 2006 our board turned its focus towards chapter expansion & improvement. We developed goals and a strategic plan for 2006-2007. We have also recently developed a new member packet consisting of a presidential welcome letter, highlighting benefits of chapter membership, a copy of our updated bylaws, a membership card & an a copy of our chapter brochure. Future plans consist of more outreach as well as development of a Chapter website.
The NYS Capital District Chapter continues to lead the way in providing quality educational programs to nurses and other health care professionals residing in the Capital District area of upstate New York. The chapter is committed to providing leadership to the nursing community, opportunities for networking, and promoting quality care to those persons infected or affected by HIV disease.