American Nursing Informatics Association ~ Statement on Embracing Diversity and Improving Access to Equitable Care

ANIA Board of Directors Restates Commitment to Embrace Diversity, Eliminate Disparities, and Improve Access to Equitable Care

The American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) members are registered nurses who use data and technology to improve the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals. We acknowledge the current situation precipitated by the violent death of George Floyd and other generational injustices and inequities further exposed by COVID-19. These events reflect a direct challenge to nursing’s fundamental commitment to improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations through equity, inclusion, and the embrace of diversity.

As an organization of ethnically diverse practicing nurses, our code of ethics prevents us from turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering caused by racial injustice and expressed across the United States and the world, especially at this time. We have committed to promoting, advocating for, and protecting the rights, health, and safety of all patients, especially those marginalized and disenfranchised.

We use this opportunity to restate our commitment to eliminating disparities and improving access to equitable care through the use of information management and technology.

Board of Directors
American Nursing Informatics Association

June 10, 2020

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