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News stories highlight the Foundation’s recent progress implementing the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.

American Nurses Foundation selected as a recipient for the United Health Foundation's Coronavirus Response Fund
4/17/2020
The United Health Foundation is partnering with the CDC Foundation, Direct Relief and the American Nurses Foundation to support frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The final $1 million will support the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund which is building a virtual support system to promote mental well-being and resilience.

American Nurses Foundation offers nurses mental health tools nationwide
5/20/20
The American Nurses Foundation's Well-Being Initiative provides nurses with digital mental health and wellness-related resources and tools to support their emotional well-being while serving on the front lines of the pandemic.

Live golf returns with a charity match supporting American Nurses Foundation & the CDC
5/21/2020
“The real beneficiaries are those on the front lines fighting this pandemic, and we know The American Nurses Foundation and Center for Disease Control Foundation will continue to do all they can to help meet the needs of those frontline heroes.” – Allen Hermeling, Sr. VP of United Health Group

American Nurses Association and other health groups call police brutality a public health issue
6/1/2020
“Racism is a longstanding public health crisis that impacts both mental and physical health,” said Ernest J. Grant, President of the American Nurses Association. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this crisis and added to the stress in the black community, which is experiencing higher rates of infection and deaths.”

American Nurses Foundation implements Well-Being Initiative to combat nurses' stress during COVID-19
6/3/2020
"Even before this pandemic, nurses were under extraordinary stress… and now we have some tools that are specifically designed for nurses, by nurses, that can help them and they’re all free.” -Kate Judge, Executive Director of the American Nurses Foundation

American Nurses Foundation fights to keep support for nurses flowing
6/4/20
“Help is needed now; help is going to be needed six months from now; help is going to be needed years from now as nurses begin to really process what it is that they’ve been through on the front lines of this pandemic.” -Kendra McMillan, American Nurses Association Senior Policy Advisor

American Nurses Association's survey of nurses during COVID-19 shows nurses’ dire need for support
6/22/2020
The pandemic has been a dark catalyst to seeing this urgent concern. In a survey of 32,000 nurses just completed by the American Nurses Association, 68% of nurses said they are worried about being short-staffed and 87% are very or somewhat afraid to go to work.

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