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By Christina Brewer In 2016, the Northwest Region of Wyoming Nurses’ Association (WNA) desired to embrace the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiative. This was the conception of the “Fall in love with Wyoming Pumpkin Run and Roll”. Wyoming fall and winter weather can be unpredictable, but one outdoor activity families don’t skip is Halloween. The ...

Organization encourages nurse well-being throughout the health system We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Ochsner Health System, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. Ochsner Health System is building a healthier tomorrow with smarter care today. Not only does the organization take this approach with patients, but it also ...

ENA works to prevent workplace violence against emergency department nurses.   We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Champion.   No one should feel unsafe at work. Yet workplace violence is one of the biggest challenges facing Emergency Department (ED) ...

Northwell Health makes HNHN a driving force to promote wellness across the health system.   We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Northwell Health and its flagship hospital North Shore University Hospital , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion.   Does integrating the ANA Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation ™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge ...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers wellness opportunities like walking and step challenges, mindfulness breaks, and healthy food choices. We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Champion. Most nurses want to feel like their organization truly ...

Members of the UConn Campuses Chapter of the AHNA participate in wellness opportunities like yoga, forest bathing, meditation, and an annual conference. We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the UConn Campuses Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Champion. About 5 years ...

by Angela O'Connor, MSN, RN, CMSRN and Jennifer Brady, MA, RD, LDN, Associate Director, Employee Benefits and Wellness, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Employee WellBeing Month is a national campaign to celebrate wellness in the workplace; after all, employees spend most of their waking hours at work or commuting to and from there. This ...

We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Humana, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. For many people, the phrase “insurance company” doesn’t conjure up an association with nurses. But at Humana, a community of thousands of nurses are at at the heart of the company’s clinical programs and services. Nurses are ingrained in nearly ...

We are pleased to shine the spotlight on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. Explore MD Anderson Cancer Center’s health and wellness initiatives below. Nurses are a community. The best way to generate positive wellness outcomes in that community is to provide the health tools ...

Look at some of the wellness initiatives going on here at UT Southwestern Medical Center aimed to keep our employees healthy, tied to our overall institutional mission of promoting health and a healthy society. Benefits & Wellness Fairs – Employee Wellness participated in the following fairs during calendar year 2018: Annual Benefits & Wellness ...


 

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Cardiovascular Health for African Americans in Kent County, Maryland

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So motivational!! Great tips and I love that he shared a meal plan!!