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Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care

About the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care

Johnson & Johnson, together with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Association of Public Health Nurses launched the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care in May 2021.

The Challenge looked to nurses and students to create potential solutions that aim to improve quality and access to equitable care and ultimately help prevent, intercept or treat disease.

Read more about the Challenge Awardees

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches.
Meet the Awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care
  • ERIN ATHEY
    DNP, FNP, RN, FAANP
    Erin Athey, DNP, FNP, RN, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner and the CEO and founder of CEO C3: Community Concierge Care, an innovative mobile and place-based care model led by nurses and delivered to residents of public and affordable housing in an effort to improve health outcomes for disenfranchised and under-resourced communities.
  • CHRISTINA CALAMARO
    PhD, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC
    Christina Calamaro, PhD, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner and Associate Professor who leads a team from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that created an interactive nursing communication application to help nurses respond more efficiently to provide care to limited English proficiency (LEP) patients. She is also Director of Research and Evidenced Based Practice for Nursing and Allied Health at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Learn From Our Awardees
Keep sharing your ideas. Innovation is an iterative process, if you see a need to make a change, keep talking—even if your idea isn’t perfect."
ERIN ATHEY
DNP, FNP, RN, FAANP
I’ve always believed that nurses are the best innovators—we’re at the bedside day after day, we take the time to listen to our patients and understand what their needs are. I always ask myself—how can I make care better."
CHRISTINA CALAMARO
PhD, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC

Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges

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Mental Health
Together with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health launched in 2020.
Over the shoulder view of a patient speaking to a healthcare professional via tablet
02
COVID-19 Patient Care
Together with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care launched in 2020.
Female nurse in scrubs and face mask performing a COVID-19 test
03
Oncology Care
Together with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care launched in 2019.
Female nurse smiling and talking to a male patient
04
Maternal and Newborn Health
Together with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health was launched in 2019.
Close-up of female nurse holding newborn baby
05
Perioperative Care
In collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care was launched in 2019.
Close-up of a female nurse in scrubs, face mask, and face shield
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Improving Human Health
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series in 2018, the more than 3.2 million nurses located throughout the U.S. were invited to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that had the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health.
Male and female nurse in scrubs smiling while looking at computer
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