About the HNHN GC

As the largest subset of health care workers, nurses are critical to America’s healthcare system. Nurses protect, promote, and optimize the health of their patients by preventing illness and injury, facilitating healing, and alleviating suffering. Nurses are role models, educators, and advocates. The well-being of nurses is fundamental to the health of our nation.

The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge (HNHN GC), is a social movement designed to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation's 3.6 million registered nurses.

The HNHN GC will:

  • Broadly connect and engage individual nurses and partner organizations to take action within five domains: activity, sleep, nutrition, quality of life, and safety
  • Provide a web platform to inspire action, cultivate friendly competition, provide content and resources to nurses, gather data, and connect nurses with each other, with employers, and organizations
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Implementation Model

Engage

Engage Nurses on 3 Levels

  • Individual
    Individual
  • Organizational
    Organizations
  • Interpersonal
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Improve

Improve Their Health In Key Areas

  • Physical Activity
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  • Rest
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  • Nutrition
    Nutrition
  • Quality of Life
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  • Safety
    Safety
Create

Create a Healthy Nurse Population, and in turn...

  • A Healthier Workforce
  • Effective, Safe, Sustainable Health Care
  • Role Models of Health
  • Educators And Advocates For Health
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A Healthy Nation

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What is a Grand Challenge?

Read about the methodology we're using.

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Research

The health of nurses is at a crisis point.

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