The Bringing Immunity to Every Community
initiative is a two-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote immunizations among nurses and their surrounding communities. Nurses have an important stake in helping to promote immunizations, both by being vaccinated to protect their families, contacts, and patient populations, but also by advocating for vaccination and striving to break down the barriers to a fully-vaccinated American population. As the country’s only full-service professional organization representing the country’s estimated 3.1 million registered nurses, the American Nurses Association
and the American Nurses Foundation
(ANA/ANF), has a long history of leading and participating in health promotion activities, and nursing itself is grounded in education and action to prevent disease and enhance wellness.