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AACN Applauds New Gordon and Betty Moore Initiative

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For Immediate Release

AACN Applauds New National Effort by the
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to Enhance Healthcare Quality

AACN to Rally Support Among Nurse Educators, Researchers, Students,
and Clinicians to Support the Patient Care Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2012 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for taking a decisive step toward optimizing patient outcomes and enhancing healthcare quality through the Patient Care Program launched earlier today.  In support of this ground-breaking initiative, the Foundation is working to engage patients and their families as full partners in their own health care while also supporting systems-level innovations that maximize the use of interprofessional teams and advance new approaches to healthcare delivery.
“By focusing on shared patient-provider decision-making and the widescale adoption of team-based care, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is putting the best evidence related to patient-centered care into practice,” said AACN President Jane Kirschling. “As long-time collaborators with the foundation on national quality and safety initiatives, AACN stands ready to support the Patient Care Program by leveraging its expertise and influence to engage nurse researchers, educators, students, and clinicians in this important work to improve the nation’s health.”

For more information on AACN’s work to enhance healthcare quality and patient safety, see and


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing. Representing more than 700 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s and graduate degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. For more information, visit


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