In September 2013, AL-HAC hosted a statewide health summit where, through inter-professional collaboration, a diverse group of professionals worked together to discuss and develop the strategic direction that Alabama must take to advance health in our state. From the health summit, AL-HAC assembled the information and developed the Alabama Health Action Agenda (AHAA), and the below are the four focus areas to achieve all objectives.
Advancing Nursing Education
The Advancing Education Taskforce works to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020 and establish and identify stakeholders in all regions that can be active participants in the plan to improve healthcare in the state of Alabama.
Promoting Diversity among Nursing and Healthcare Professionals
The Regional Concerns Committee works to identify and prioritize challenges faced by each region that directly affect the health care of Alabamians, establish statewide work groups to implement and evaluate the Alabama Health Action Agenda (AHAA).
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Improving Nursing Workforce Data
The Health Workforce Committee works to build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of inter-professional health care workforce data and foster the creation of a comprehensive workforce data repository for all licensed health care providers in Alabama.
Fostering a Culture of Health
The Diversity Committee works to prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health. The committee also works to incorporate diversity objectives for all other AL-HAC committees in an effort to foster diversity in nursing education, practice, and leadership.