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.
- ERIN ATHEY
DNP, FNP, RN, FAANPErin 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-BCChristina 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.
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."
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."
Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges