The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is a network of nurses and nursing organizations from around the country (and world) that are acting at the intersection of health and the environment to promote health. We are a group of nurses from all walks of our profession – hospital-based, public health, school-based, academics, students, and advanced practice, to name a few.
Our works aims to harvest, connect, and guide a nursing vanguard as we move the profession forward in promoting healthy environments for all by engaging in environmentally safe practices and health policies. We help to integrate environmental health into nursing education and our many workplaces, incorporate environmental assessments into our patient histories, implement research that addresses environmental health questions, and advocate for environmental health in our workplaces and governmental institutions
The Mission of ANHE: Promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.
The ANHE Workgroups
ANHE’s work is divided into four main Workgroups: Education, Practice, Research, and Policy/Advocacy. Each of the Workgroups holds conference calls and webinars to partake in educational presentations, share progress, and strategize about collective efforts. We are a WONDERFUL and WELCOMING group of nurses. Join us! Your interest in environmental health is the only prerequisite for participation.
Issues of Concern
- Air, water, & food quality
- Climate change
- Exposures in our homes, workplaces, schools, and communities
- Gene-environment interactions
- Environmental health risks through the life cycle
- Energy use and sustainable energy
To learn more or to join us go to our website: www.enviRN.org/join