Building Healthier Communities

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


Goal and Impact

Everyone deserves to live the healthiest life possible. But well-being depends on many factors beyond one’s control: environment, income levels, education, and more. Nurses are vital to the effort to address the various aspects of health, and so build healthier communities. As familiar and trusted stewards of good health in schools, workplaces, public health facilities, hospitals, and other community settings, nurses are helping realize health equity and build a Culture of Health.


The Campaign has expanded its efforts to address social determinants of health and health equity issues, based on the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which has committed itself to building a Culture of Health to improve health for all Americans, as well as AARP’s work around healthy living, long-term services and supports, livable communities, caregiving, and many other areas


  1. In Wyoming, Pandemic Innovating to Build Community, Manage Health

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s lives in different ways. But in Wyoming, one more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities,   Locations: Wyoming,  

  2. Nurses Can Help Defeat Health Misinformation

    An article in American Nurse Journal challenges nurses to take an active role in combatting more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities,   Promoting Nursing Leadership,  

  3. Campaign Names Winners of 2021 Nursing Innovations Fund Award

    The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities,   Improving Health Equity,   Locations: Delaware,   Kentucky,   Montana,   Pennsylvania,   Utah,   West Virginia,  

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  1. Pathways to Promote Academic Success for American Indian/Alaska Native Nursing Students: A Mentoring Curriculum for Nursing Faculty

    Oct 10, 2023

    The purpose of this resource is to guide faculty on culturally responsive approaches for engaging and mentoring of American Indian /Alaskan Native students, as well as to offer teaching and learning strategies for faculty to use with students. (Updated October 4, 2023). The more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Improving Access to Care, Improving Health Equity, Increasing Diversity in Nursing, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Mentoring,

  2. Equity Toolkit Helps Communities Take On Social Determinants of Health

    May 05, 2022

    The Health Equity Toolkit (updated May 2022) provides in one place the tools, resources, and information that nurses, as well as Action Coalitions and their partners, need to help their communities by tackling the social determinants of health—those conditions in which people more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Collecting Workforce Data, Improving Health Equity, Increasing Diversity in Nursing, Tools & Tips: Campaign Summit 2021: Health Equity Through Nursing, Meetings, Mentoring,


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