Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

This program received support from the Foundation between 2013 and 2019.

Building a healthier America through nursing

As the largest segment of the nation's health workforce, nurses are critical to building a Culture of Health.

In 2010, RWJF joined the AARP Foundation and AARP to develop The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative to harness the power of nursing to help people lead longer, healthier lives.

As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, nurses are uniquely woven into the fabric of the community—in schools, workplaces, homes, prisons, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and other community spaces—and are positioned to play a powerful part in improving health and health equity.

Guided by the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report, Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, Action Coalitions in every state and Washington, D.C. are working with healthcare professionals, educators, business leaders and others to improve healthcare safety, quality and equity.

Visit the Action Hub to see how the Campaign is working toward achieving the goals laid out in the Future of Nursing 2020–2030 report.

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

The Future of Nursing 2020–2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (2021)

A report explores how nurses and others can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient- and family-focused care into 2030.

Read the report

The Future of Nursing Podcast

This 8-part series from the National Academy of Medicine explores practical strategies for support the nursing profession in advancing health equity.

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