The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Quality Forum (NQF) convened a group of interprofessional health experts for a day and a half workshop to focus on the role of nursing within the National Priorities Partners (NPP) Priorities and Goals. The American Nurses Association (ANA), one of the 34 official National Priorities Partners (NPP), hosted the event at their headquarters in late October, 2009. The purpose of this workshop was to provide an intensive interprofessional forum for the timely ongoing discussion of the ways in which the field of nursing is contributing to moving the National Priorities agenda forward and how this work can be further leveraged towards the attainment of the national priorities and goals. The framework for discussions centered on the drivers of transformation in health care. Particular emphasis was placed on: professional development, research and knowledge dissemination, system capacity and professional development. The format of the conference focused on development of an overall nursing strategy and action plan to advance the National Priorities and Goals developed by the National Priorities Partners.
Below is the overview, handouts and other documents from the workshop.