The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is a network of nurses from around the country (and world) who are acting on the notion that our environment and health are inextricably connected. We are a group of nurses from all walks of our profession – hospital-based, public health, school-based, academics, and advanced practice, to name a few.
We are helping to integrate environmental health into nursing education, greening our many workplaces, incorporating environmental exposure questions into our patient histories, providing anticipatory guidance to pregnant women and parents about environmental risks to children, implementing research that addresses environmental health questions, and advocating for environmental health in our workplaces and governmental institutions.
We’re not all doing ALL of this. But all together we’re doing all of this.
We’ve divided our interest into 4 main Work Groups: Education, Practice, Research, and Policy/Advocacy. Some are active in one main area and others are active in more than one. Each of the Work Groups meets via a free conference call once a month to partake in educational presentations, share progress, and strategize about collective efforts. We are a WONDERFUL and WELCOMING group of nurses. Your interest is the only pre-requisite for participation!!