May 12, 2021 — An estimated 20 million nurses and midwives around the world — the equivalent of more than 50% of the healthcare workforce — are the backbone of health systems worldwide, with invaluable hands-on patient experience, resourcefulness and an innate innovative mindset, bringing forward powerful ideas on how to help improve patient outcomes and healthcare. Johnson & Johnson is proud to help bring these ideas to life.
In honor of National Nurses Week, Johnson & Johnson, together with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) and the Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN), is proud to continue the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series with a new Challenge focused on “Improving Access to Care,” in alignment with Johnson & Johnson’s broader commitments to support frontline healthcare workers and provide equitable health solutions for communities of color.
Nurses and nursing students worldwide are invited to submit novel concepts, protocols, treatment approaches, screening tools, and consumer product ideas with the power to help improve access to care amid the current pandemic environment and beyond.
The nurse innovators with the best ideas will receive funding from a total of up to $100,000 in grants and mentorship.
Applications will be accepted at jji.jnj/nurses-access through August 6, 2021.
About Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson’s global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers; Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS; Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.; and our business development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. JLABS provides the laboratories, expertise, education, tools and resources needed to help life science startups thrive, all with no strings attached. A Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center (CDI @ TMC) has been established to accelerate the development of medical devices. For more information about Johnson & Johnson Innovation, please visit: www.jnjinnovation.com .
About Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS
Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and health tech sectors to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS, we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS also produces campaigns to seek out the best science called QuickFire Challenges. For more information, visit www.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JLABS.
About Johnson & Johnson Nursing
In alignment with our overall commitment to supporting frontline health workers, Johnson & Johnson is proud to continue its 120-year commitment to the nursing profession by advocating for, elevating and empowering all nurses as innovative leaders who improve patient outcomes, strengthen health systems and drive healthcare transformation. We believe that nurses change lives, and they are leading healthcare change, to unlock greater potential for improved human health. For more information and resources, visit nursing.jnj.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @JNJNursing.
About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP)
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, represents the interests of the more than 290,000 licensed NPs in the United States. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate a nurse practitioner in your community, go to npfinder.com. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org.
About the Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN)
The Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN) has a rich history. APHN began as the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing (ASTDN) in 1935 as an advisory group of state health department nurses. The organization has grown over the years with members from across the United States and territories. APHN is an affiliate of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Get help with questions APHN Administrative Assistant Membership categories Who should join APHN? APHN is the voice of public health nurses on a national level. APHN provides a forum for public health nurses at all levels of practice to network and exchange ideas.