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Changing policies for your mental health.

We identify key barriers to align industry leaders and create real, lasting change.

This is about more than removing the stigma of nurses accessing mental health care. New policies, tools, and responsibilities are needed to craft comprehensive and accessible care for our nurses and healthcare workers.



of nurses say their mental health has been affected by COVID-19.

Nursing Standard Survey



mental health ranks as a top priority by the 2021 California Legislature.

CA Health Care Foundation



mental health ranks as a top priority by ANA\California's Membership

ANA\C General Assembly

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Analysis: Mental Health Solutions for Nurses


What are the top, most-used mental health services and solutions for nurses in California?

Over the past year, we've collected, categorized, and analyzed a variety of tools, resources, and research to give bedside nurses and nurse management clarity on what will be the best fit for them and their organization.

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Advocacy Institute Fellowship: Mental Health in Nursing


During their one-year commitment, Fellows will leverage ANA\California's network of coalitions, partners, media, and political contacts to engage new opportunities for creating sustainable change in nursing.

Carolyn Dueñas MBA, RN, RNC-OB, is our 2023 Fellow focused on advancing policy changes related to mental health in nursing. In April 2023, a new Fellow will start.

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"ANA\California has given me the confidence in my abilities to take risks and move through my professional development stages with courage. I have taken on larger roles in my professional practice and created contacts throughout California who represent the top tier of nursing excellence in our region."

2022 Advocacy Institute Fellow & Member since 2016

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