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2023 Year in Review: How Compass One Healthcare and Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Work Together to Support Our Nation’s Nurses

As the largest subset of health care workers, nurses are critical to America’s healthcare system. The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN), is a program of the American Nurses Association Enterprise designed to improve the health of the Nation's 4.4M nurses - one nurse at a time. Compass One Healthcare is proud to partner with HNHN, focused on improving the caregiver experience in hospitals all over the country.

Our Initiatives

National Magnet Conference: This year, Compass One partnered with representatives from the American Nurses Association (ANA)’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ program at the National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® in Chicago, allowing our team to engage and connect with nursing colleagues and administrators, gaining valuable insights into how to better support caregivers.

During the Teaching Kitchen Presentation, Corporate R&D Chef Jay Ziobrowski got creative with items commonly found in the pantry and fridge, while National Director of Wellness & Sustainability, Lisa Roberson shared the nutritional benefits of these items, and how, by upcycling you can reduce food waste and save money. Click here to learn more! 

Compass One Healthcare’s Socktober Donation Drive was well received at the conference, collecting 350+ pairs of socks for RefugeeOne, the conference’s local charitable organization this year. In addition to attendees donating socks, C1H promoted the conference’s Text-To-Give option (which was a 50/50 split for the Foundation and RefugeeOne), where attendees donated $31K+ and sponsors donated $40K.

Ongoing Research and Publication: Each month, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA) includes features and articles developed to keep nurses informed of the latest advancements in nursing practice and healthcare, including articles written by thought-leaders who provide the relevant and engaging content. Morrison Healthcare’s RDN Palina Lancaster (MS, RDN, LD) contributed to the July Issue with Boost Your Mood with Food, offering guidance for nutritionists to help keep patients healthy and empowered through dietary changes. 

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation ™ Challenges

HNHN is a free nurse wellness program, open to everyone—connecting nurses, nursing students, employers of nurses, schools of nursing, nursing organizations, and other stakeholders via an online platform and social media, the network offers challenges, a health survey, discussion boards, contests, blogs, resources, and more! HNHN now has over 238,000 participants actively in these challenges, powered by Compass One Healthcare.

 

March 2023: Mindful Meals Challenge

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Research demonstrates that mindful eating can promote wellness and healthy behaviors. The Mindful Meals Challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare, focused on making eating with intention more accessible. 13,496 #healthynurse participants were encouraged to listen to their bodies, create calm in their environment and to single-task while eating. Nurses enthusiastically shared their experiences in the challenge, reporting feeling empowered about a new way to approach mealtimes.

 

July 2023: Water For Wellness Challenge

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The annual hydration challenge, focused on increasing water intake, remains the most popular challenge to date. This year's edition, Water for Wellness, powered by Compass One Healthcare, was disseminated to 15,806 #healthynurse participants, encouraging nurses to use the daily tips over the next 10 days to increase accountability and opportunities to stay hydrated.

 

November 2023: Upcycle Your Pantry Challenge

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 The Upcycle Your Pantry Challenge helped participants rethink meal prep and offered tips on how to make delicious, budget-friendly dishes from what was already in their kitchens. This 10-day challenge included videos and recipes from Compass One and was shared with 13,754 #healthynurse participants, making healthy meals more accessible.

 

“Nursing professionals bridge the gap between patients and the healthcare ecosystem---and that’s why this partnership is so important. Nurses and support services working together helps keep nurses supported and at the top of their license.”

Dawn Himes, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Support at Compass One Healthcare

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Learn more about how Compass One improves the caregiver experience here.

Want to learn more about IMPROVING THE NATION'S HEALTH - ONE NURSE AT A TIME?  Join the Challenge!

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Compass One and ANA partnership through the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ program secures solutions to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in six main areas: mental health, physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety. Compass One’s data-driven technology solutions and enhanced professional support services helps nurses focus more of the time on the clinical care that keeps them practicing at the top of their license.

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