Policy and Advocacy Committee

Support and promote the involvement of ANAC members in matters of public policy and patient advocacy germane to HIV nursing, and the care of persons living with or affected by HIV disease. The committee is dedicated to ensuring that the voice of HIV Nursing is not only heard, but sought out, respected and acted upon when issues of policy and advocacy are being discussed and decided.


  • Increase member awareness and understanding of key policy issues in HIV nursing and patient care at local, state, regional, national and global levels
  • Ensure inclusion and active involvement of ANAC in domestic and international policy-making activities 
  • Create ways for information on current and emergent public policy and advocacy issues to be rapidly exchanged among members
  • Provide ongoing education and training

Time commitment

There is a monthly time commitment of at least 1-2 hours each month.  This committee meets by conference call quarterly and gathers in committee at the annual conference.

Committee chair:  J. Craig Phillips
Members: Susan Shewmaker, Allison Webel, JoAnne Bennett, Suzan Stringari Murray, Carol Dawson Rose, Donna Gullette, Donna Sabatino, Stephen Perez and Nina Sublette 
Board liaison: Carol Dawson-Rose

Administrative forms

Quarterly Report
Committee Annual Report


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