Are you curious about how your health compares to nurses across the nation? Ever wonder how safe and healthy your workplace is? Learn the answers from the American Nurses Association (ANA) HealthyNurse™ program, which is scheduled to officially kick off mid-November.
The program is designed to encourage nurses to practice healthy habits and become stronger role models, advocates, and educators for their loved ones, their communities, and their patients. The program will show how your health and workplace safety compares to national averages and ideal standards.
With funding from Pfizer, ANA will provide a free health risk appraisal (HRA) that will be available to 3.1 million registered nurses in mid-November. The 20- to 30-minute survey will cover lifestyle issues and workplace safety topics to provide real time data. For example, the data will help you understand what policies and resources may be needed to improve your work environment.
Once the HRA is completed, you will be directed to a portal where you can find more information, take quizzes or relax with a game or two.
Nurses who beta tested the HRA this summer produced revealing statistics, which include:
Will HealthyNurse™ be a tool in your efforts to protect your health? Check it out and let us know.
Robin Farmer is a freelance writer with a focus on health, education and business. Contact her at RobinFarmerWrites.com.