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 build a Culture of Health.


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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  1. Nurses Are on the Cutting Edge; Now They Can Pitch Their Ideas

    “Calling all products, prototypes, apps and ideas”: That’s the invitation from Northeastern University and AARP Innovations Lab, with support from the American Nurses Association, asking nurses to present their disruptive ideas in home health care to funders in an evening called Nurse SharkTank. more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities,  

  2. Giving Public Health Nurses a Needed Voice and Platform

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  3. Did Somebody Say Nurses Week Video Contest?

    Nurses Week is a few weeks away, May 6–12, and our friends at the “It Takes A Nurse” more

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Related Resources:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions About the Innovations Fund

    Mar 03, 2018

    The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has developed a list of frequently asked questions about the Innovations Fund. Find answers to questions about: General Questions Matching Funds Technical Assistance General Questions How much funding can my Action more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Tools & Tips: Funding opportunities,

  2. Catalysts for Change: Harnessing the Power of Nurses to Build Population Health in the 21st Century

    Mar 03, 2018

    This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation white paper explores how nurses can help the nation address the declining health of its citizens, while promoting the health of its population. It shares potential implications for nursing education, research, policy and practice. A link to more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Tools & Tips: Research,


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