SILVER SPRING, MD – The ANA Enterprise today announced Sodexo has joined the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge as a major partner in support of this transformative initiative.
The ANA Enterprise is the organizing platform of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. Sodexo Healthcare in North America provides Quality of Life Services in Facilities Management, Environmental Services, Clinical Technology Management and Food & Nutrition at 1,200 hospitals in the United States and Canada. Sodexo’s multi-million dollar contribution to the American Nurses Foundation is in direct support of the ANA Enterprise’s HNHN Grand Challenge.
Nurses are less healthy than the average American. Research shows that nurses experience 2.8 times more stress, have a 30 percent less nutritious diet, 5 percent higher body mass index (BMI), and get 10 percent less sleep.
The HNHN Grand Challenge aims to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of America’s 3.6 million registered nurses. Launched in May 2017, the HNHN Grand Challenge provides the framework to connect and engage individual nurses, employers of nurses, state nurses associations, and specialty nurses associations to take action to improve their health in five key areas: physical activity, rest, nutrition, quality of life, and safety. Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, will bring its market-leading programs and expertise to the HNHN core program areas of quality of life and nutrition, and will collaborate with ANA to develop new program activities to enhance the initiative.
“The ANA Enterprise is grateful for Sodexo’s support of Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation,” said ANA Enterprise Interim Chief Executive Officer Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We are proud to partner with a company that shares our goal of improving nurses’ quality of life and nutrition as part of a comprehensive approach to wellness.
Sodexo’s leaders recognize the power and influence of the nation’s most ‘honest and ethical’ profession, and share our belief that an investment in nurses’ health is an investment in the health of the nation.”
“Sodexo is proud to partner with the ANA Enterprise on the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiative,” said Simon Scrivens, Global Head of Marketing, Sodexo Healthcare. “Through our comprehensive suite of Quality of Life Services, Sodexo is uniquely positioned to help ANA make a positive and lasting impact on the health and well-being of America’s nurses.”
The HNHN Grand Challenge has grown since its launch and currently has 270 partner organizations and almost 12,000 members.
Partner organizations and individual members have access to a web platform to inspire action, cultivate friendly competition, provide content and resources to users, gather user data, and serve to connect nurses with each other, and with employers and organizations. Additionally, participants may join a variety of health challenges related to the five key areas.
Both individuals and organizational partners can learn about and sign up for the HNHN Grand Challenge by visiting www.healthynursehealthynation.org.
About Sodexo USA
Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook and @SodexoUSA on Twitter.
About the ANA Enterprise
The ANA Enterprise is the organizing platform of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. The ANA Enterprise leverages the combined strength of each to drive excellence in practice and ensure nurses’ voice and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers and employers. From professional development and advocacy, credentialing and grants, and products and services, the ANA Enterprise is the leading resource for nurses to arm themselves with the tools, information, and network they need to excel in their individual practices. In helping individual nurses succeed—across all practices and specialties, and at each stage of their careers—the ANA Enterprise is lighting the way for the entire profession to succeed.