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    Apply for the 2024 Health Equity and Nursing Innovations Fund

    This RFP seeks innovative solutions that create systemic change, strengthen and diversify the nursing workforce, expand nurse recruitment and retention strategies, and create and sustain healthy work environments.

    Nursing Workforce and Healthy Work Environments
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    Introducing the 2023 Equity-Minded Nurse Awardees

    Five Nurses Celebrated for Leadership and Innovation in Advancing Health Equity

    2023 Equity-Minded Nurse Awardees

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We’re Building Healthier Communities Through Nursing

America’s 4.4+ million registered nurses are key to improving health equity and creating communities in which everyone has access to high-quality care.

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  1. Request for Proposals: Nursing Workforce and Healthy Work Environments

    Feb 15, 2024

    AARP, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN Critical Care), and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are pleased to announce a request for proposals through the 2024 Health more

  2. Stories of Care and Courage: Virginia Allen and the Black Angels

    Feb 01, 2024

    The year was 1947, and the invitation to leave her childhood home in Detroit came from an admired aunt who worked as a nurse in New York City. Few teenagers pack up, leave their families, and head to a distant city to take a dangerous job, but Virginia Allen did just th more

  3. A Heartfelt Thank You and Look Ahead

    Jan 19, 2024

    A new year is upon us, and I can’t let its first month pass without pausing to thank you, our amazing network of Action Coalitions, Champions, advisors, and allies, for your dedication and commitment to advancing health equity through nursing in 2023 and share insights on more

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Updated our goals in 2024

  1. Our Dashboard

    Jan 17, 2024

    AARP Center for Health Equity through Nursing and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action have sharpened the dashboard to focus on improving access to care and diversifying nursing at all levels. The updated dashboard contains metrics on state practice environment for nurse practitioners, and racial, ethnic and gender composition of nursing graduates, more

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