FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4th, 2021
Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship Program Coordinator, ANHE
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments Announces 2021 Health Equity + Anti-Racism Leadership Institute
WASHINGTON, DC – The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is excited to announce that applications have opened for the 2021 Health Equity + Anti-Racism (HEAR) Leadership Institute. The Institute is a free-of-charge virtual program for nurses and nursing students running from May through September 2021.
The HEAR Leadership Institute aims to center anti-racism and health equity within the contexts of environmental health and justice as well as nursing practice more broadly. The HEAR Leadership Institute participants will engage in instruction, discussion, and collaboration around health equity and anti-racism. Recognizing the urgent need to advance action around antiracism and health equity, the HEAR Leadership Institute aims to provide support for participants in taking acts of leadership in environmental health and nursing practice that produce outcomes and actions that benefit Black and Indigenous peoples and people of color.
The HEAR Institute is open to nurses and nursing students from all backgrounds, identities, specialties, and geographical areas of the United States and other nations. The design of the program will be guided by the needs and contexts of participants and consist of a combination of workshops, group collaboration, and community building.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is the only national nursing organization focused solely on the intersection of health and the environment. The mission of the Alliance is to promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.