The purpose of the ANNA Health Policy Handbook is to provide ANNA members with valuable information about the organization and assist new members in the initial steps of becoming involved in health policy and advocacy activities at the local and national levels.
Health Policy Overview
The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) is a national organization of registered nurses practicing in nephrology, which includes but is not limited to hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapies, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), transplantation and continuous renal replacement therapies. ANNA members are involved in the supervision and delivery of care to children and adults who have or are at risk of kidney disease.
The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) will continue to work independently and as a member of coalitions at the federal level to identify and respond to health policy issues that affect the practice of nephrology nurses and the individuals for whom they provide care.