Rural Nursing Committee

Identify the special issues and social determinants of health that are inherent to people living with HIV (PLWH) and those who could benefit from preventative services in sparsely populated areas. Compared to PLWH in urban areas, PLWH in rural communities often have to travel further to access care, have increased difficulty accessing care due to a severe workforce shortage, have a lower awareness of resources that are available, and face increased stigma and isolation when trying to access information, testing, preventative care, or treatment for HIV. This committee will not only identify the issues but will develop solutions.


The committee is comprised of nurse practitioners, and other members of the healthcare team working in HIV care and prevention who are based in rural areas, provide services to clients living in these areas or have an interest in rural health. If you are interested in joining this committee, please complete the Committee application.



  • Facilitate a network of clinicians to share best practices, expertise and develop innovative approaches to improve access to care and outreach efforts in rural areas
  • Develop strategies to improve workforce development to recruit and retain clinicians to serve rural communities
  • Advocate for increased and non-traditional HIV syndemic related testing, care and prevention efforts in rural communities
  • Develop strategies to decrease HIV related stigma and isolation in rural communities

Committee chair: Julia Green
Committee members: Lisa Rea, Richard Gettings, Sarah Vincelli, Sarah Williams, Andrew Yu, Pete Rodriguez, Julie Schexnayder
Board liaison: Crystal Chapman Lambert
ANAC Staff Member: Sheila Tumilty

Administrative forms

Quarterly Report
Committee Report

Discussion forum (committee members only)


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