What is the Role of the Population and Global Health Committee?
The committee's role is to disseminate information to the membership about worldwide improvement of health, reduction of disparities, protection against global health threats, and disaster preparedness.
Flynn Almirol, Director and Chair, Population and Global Health Committee, Winter-Spring Memo
Happy New Year to all of my fellow NSNA members!
As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one, I wanted to take a moment to extend my heartfelt wishes for a joyous and prosperous New Year to you and your loved ones. May the coming year be filled with opportunities, growth, and positive experiences for all of us.
Reflecting on the past year, I am grateful for the trust and support you have placed in me as your chair for the Population and Global Health Committee. It has been an honor to serve our community, and I am committed to continuing our work together for the betterment of our committee initiatives. With that being said, I am very excited about the upcoming NSNA 72nd Annual Convention, which will be held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on April 3-7, 2024! With the theme Elevate: Dreams Help Make the Impossible Possible. I hope to see all of you there to learn, network, and celebrate our accomplishments. Oh, and don’t forget that we are showing some school spirit for this year’s convention as we will have NSNA Uniform Day, where we get to represent our respective schools by coming dressed in our nursing uniforms! Participating in the 72nd Annual Convention is a unique opportunity for our members. It offers a platform to engage with the leaders of NSNA, including the Board of Directors, Nominating and Elections Committee, and the Resolutions Committee. This interaction fosters a sense of community and provides a forum for discussing important issues related to nursing, healthcare, and global health.
Upcoming Population and Global Health Committee Quarterly Awards
Stellar Advisor Award(Winter)(Dec 2023- Jan 2024- Feb 2024) - The Stellar Advisor Award is given to a school SNA advisor who exemplified undivided support to the mission and vision of the PGHC committee and the organization as a whole. The Stellar Advisor Award aims to recognize a mentor who encourages SNA PGHC activities within their school chapter. (Submit by March 15, 2024)
Application Method: Picture Essay with a minimum of 300 words.
Community Engagement Service Award(Spring) (March -April -May 2024) - this award is given to a student who stepped out of their comfort zone to provide manpower to advocacies that they are passionate about. The Community Engagement Service Award recognizes the student who is socially involved in the community and was able to contribute to its success. Applicants for this award must present proof of community engagement (such as photos) and a short essay describing what the project/event is all about and how they contributed to making the event/project successful to qualify for the award(Submit by June 15, 2024)
Application Method: Picture Essay with a minimum of 300 words.
Carbon Neutral Trophy Award (Summer) (June – July- August 2024) This is an award or recognition that honors a student for their outstanding efforts and contributions to mitigating and addressing climate change in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. This distinction is typically awarded to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in environmental stewardship and have made a significant impact on promoting a greener and more sustainable world. Recipients of the Green Climate Leadership Distinction are recognized for their commitment to:
Reducing Carbon Emissions: They have taken proactive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and adopt environmentally friendly practices in their operations.
Sustainable Innovation: They have contributed to the development and implementation of innovative solutions and technologies that help combat climate change and protect the environment.
Advocacy and Education: They have played a pivotal role in raising awareness about climate change and advocating for policies and actions that address environmental challenges.
Conservation and Preservation: They have actively engaged in projects and initiatives aimed at conserving natural resources, protecting ecosystems, and preserving biodiversity.
Community and Global Impact: They have made a positive impact at local, national, or global levels by inspiring others to act and leading by example in the fight against climate change.
The Green Climate Leadership Distinction serves as both recognition and encouragement, highlighting and celebrating the achievements of individuals and organizations that are dedicated to creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for the planet. It also aims to inspire others to follow in their footsteps and become leaders in the global effort to combat climate change. (Submit by September 15, 2024) Application Method:Picture Essay that focuses on their contribution as climate ambassadors. A minimum of 300 words to describe the efforts and contribution geared towards having a more sustainable eco-lifestyle.
Join ecoAmerica for the series, “Let’s Talk Climate.” ecoAmerica is hosting fast-paced discussions with leaders in climate change on a wide range of topics. The latest episode, From Classrooms to Climate Action: Mobilizing Student Nurses, is available for viewing on ecoAmerica’s YouTube channel now.
Nurses are the most trusted profession in the country and see the effects of climate change on their patients' health every day. In this episode, Dr. Janice Hawkins from Old Dominion University and Flynn Almirol, NSNA Director and Chair,
Population and Global Health Committee, share examples of how to engage and support nursing students on climate change and health. Learn about the turnkey resources for supporting early career nurses to engage on climate. Watch the full recording here.
Have you traveled overseas, experienced the need for cultural competence, or encountered global health issues? The Population and Global Health Committee is looking for students with personal experiences to feature on our web page! Please email email@example.com: Sarah with your topic for approval.
Check out the International Council of Nurses
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of 135 national nursing associations representing millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally. Connect with nurses around the globe, expand your horizons and start or continue a discussion on issues of interest to nursing students.
Join the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Student Network Connect with nursing students from around the globe on the ICN Student Network! Expand your horizons and start or continue a discussion on issues of interest to nursing students.
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