About HNHN

As the largest subset of health care workers, nurses are critical to America’s health care 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™ (HNHN), is a program of the American Nurses Association Enterprise designed to improve the health of the Nation's 5.2M nurses - one nurse at a time. 

HNHN will:

  • Broadly connect and engage individual nurses and partner organizations to take action within six domains: physical activity, rest, nutrition, quality of life, safety, and mental health.
  • 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

See the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Celebrating Five Years Report here.

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Implementation Model

Engage Nurses on 3 Levels

  • Individual
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Educators And Advocates For Health

Improve Their Health In Key Areas

  • Physical Activity
  • Rest
  • Nutrition
  • Quality of Life
  • Safety
  • Mental Health

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

  • A Healthier Workforce
  • Effective, Safe, Sustainable Health Care
  • Role Models Of Health
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A Healthy Nation

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