Nurses, Nursing and Population Health

Analysis and perspectives on how nurses can help address critical public and population health challenges in the United States.

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s never been clearer that nurses play a key role in public health and health equity.

In our hospitals and in our communities, nurses were on the front lines of our nation’s most recent pandemic.

Consistently named as the most trusted health profession, nurses are trained to see each person they care for in the context of his or her life. They also play a key role in advancing health equity, ensuring that everyone has the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About This Collection

Stemming from a range of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) programs focused on the nursing profession, this collection includes analysis and perspectives how to more fully leverage nurses in addressing critical public health issues aross our nation, and incorporate a stronger population health focus into nursing education and practice.

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