New US Report Arms Nurses with Tools to Advocate for Clean Water Protections
The latest report from our US colleagues at Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments:
A new report from the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE), outlines the importance of access to clean water for public health and the critical advocacy role that nurses can play in strengthening clean water protections. With this report, ANHE reminds stakeholders that millions of Americans are at risk of exposure to contaminated water that can make people sick, further underscoring the importance of robust public health protections, including the Clean Water Rule, to keep our environments safe
and clean, free from chemicals that can lead to worse health outcomes.
Nurses deal first hand with the impacts of water contamination problems. The report encourages nurses to advocate for clean water protections at
local, state and federal level and work within healthcare institutions and practice settings to bring awareness to the connection between clean water and health.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy is Environments is a collaborative of nurses from across the country who promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.
You can find the report and read more about ANHE's work at: https://envirn.org/water-and-health/