October 26, 2021 - Johnson & Johnson Innovation, together with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) and the Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN), announced today that C3: Community Concierge Care and Emory University have been selected as the awardees in the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care. The challenge invited nurses and nursing students worldwide to submit their nurse-led novel concepts, protocols, treatment approaches, screening tools, and consumer product ideas with the potential to help improve access to care amid the current pandemic environment and beyond
To help advance their research, C3: Community Concierge Care and Emory University will receive a combined total of $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.
- C3: Community Concierge Care:
Nurse Innovator: Erin Athey, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Founder, CEO Community Concierge Care
Community Concierge Care (C3) is a place-based care model led by nurses and delivered to residents of public and affordable housing.
- Emory University:
Nurse Innovator: Christina Calamaro PhD, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC
A team from Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta aims to create an interactive nursing communication application to help nurses respond more efficiently in order to provide care to limited English proficiency (LEP) patients.
Read an interview with the awardees Erin Athey, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Founder and CEO of Community Concierge Care, and Christina Calamaro PhD, PPCNP-BC, FNP-BC from Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta here
The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, with the goal to help address today’s greatest health care challenges
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About Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC works across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health sectors to accelerate early-stage, transformational solutions by catalyzing the best ideas, wherever they are in the world. We do this by harnessing our deep scientific capabilities coupled with a wide range of tools, including customized deal structures, company creation, incubation and startup services, capital investments and other innovative business models that aim to meet the diverse needs of entrepreneurs, scientists and emerging companies. Our goal is to help life science and health technology innovations thrive through collaboration and partnership with the global ecosystem, so that together we can change the trajectory of human health. Meet our passionate team of science and technology experts and learn how to collaborate with us at www.jnjinnovation.com.
About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties and represents the interests of the more than 325,000 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 NPs’ 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 an NP 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).