AFT Nurses and Health Professionals Annual Professional Issues Conference

Challenging Healthcare Corporatization and Consolidation: Protecting Community Care and Work

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April 25-27, 2019
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave N.W.
Washington DC 20001

Join us.

Throughout the country, hospitals are merging into larger and larger systems, both not-for-profit and for-profit. Healthcare consolidations and corporatization can mean vital services may be closed, patient care and job security threatened, and access reduced while costs go up. Decisions about our care move into private board rooms further and further from the communities we serve.

At the same time, AFT members and community allies are fighting for new ways to protect and improve care: from setting conditions on mergers and consolidations to advocating for state and national solutions to our fractured healthcare system.

At this year’s Professional Issues Conference, our affiliate leaders and members will tackle these problems with creative solutions that protect care and the work we do.

Topics for panels, discussions and workshops include:

  • The impact of and strategies for challenging corporatization and consolidation in healthcare;
  • State and national approaches to Healthcare for All;
  • Building effective labor-management committees for staffing and safety;
  • Addressing inequities in care and our professions;
  • Achieving safe staffing—in our contracts and in policy;
  • Resources for managing student debt;
  • Understanding your hospital and health system finances;
  • How to lobby effectively;
  • Resilience from trauma for healthcare workers; and
  • Member engagement and organizing post-Janus.
  • Professional development sessions that address our work in the changing healthcare landscape

American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Up to 12 continuing education credits will be awarded.

Conference Materials

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