Building Healthier Communities

Nurses help lead the effort to see that everyone lives the healthiest life possible.


The Goal

Good health is the sum of many factors: environment, income levels, education, and more. Nurses, who are familiar and trusted stewards of good health in schools, workplaces, public health facilities, hospitals, and other community settings, are vital to realizing the vision of a Culture of Health. Nurse leaders expanded their plans in summer 2016.


Everyone deserves to live the healthiest life possible. A nation that puts well-being at the center of every aspect of life will allow individuals to thrive and communities to flourish.

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    Michigan and Ohio residents will have more options for finding healthcare in 2017 and beyond after  both states recently modernized practice laws for advanced practice registered nurses more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities,   Improving Access to Care,   Locations: Michigan,   Ohio,  

  2. Alabama Taps Its Networks to Improve State’s Nutrition

    Two years ago, the Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) wanted a focus for its efforts to build healthier communities. From a brainstorm among steering committee members came a few great things: a more

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  3. Connecticut Hosts Successful Summit

    Nurses and others from Connecticut convened on November 30 for the second summit of the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition (CNC-AC). Carole Bergeron, RN, PhD, State Implementation more

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  4. One Year Later: Reviewing the Culture of Health Summit

    One year ago this week, hundreds of nurse leaders and others met in Washington, D.C., at the national Summit hosted by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP more

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As the Campaign for Action comes to better understand how its successes and contributions are helping build a Culture of Health, progress is being measured in the four areas that together support people’s well-being and a community’s health: creating more equitable communities; fostering cross-sector collaboration; making health a shared value; and strengthening the integration of health services and systems.

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Resources related to: “Building Healthier Communities”

  1. Charting Nursing's Future Library

    Dec 12, 2016

    Charting Nursing’s Future, a series of policy briefs launched in 2005, covers a range of issues related to nursing, including education, the shortage of nurses, diversity in the workforce, and the role of nurses in quality initiatives and the Culture of Health. The Robert more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Collecting Workforce Data, Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Communications and marketing, Location: National,

  2. Charting Nursing's Future: Boon or Bane?

    Dec 12, 2016

    Making Sure Technologies Improve (Not Impede) Nursing Care Date: December 2016 Author: Goldman, TR Editor(s): Hassmiller, S.B.; Fauteux, N. Technology in clinical environments can be a true ally of nursing care, but it requires careful attention. This brief more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Tools & Tips: Communications and marketing, Location: National,