Transforming America’s Health System Through Nursing Solutions
The American Academy of Nursing's (Academy) Edge Runners initiative recognizes nurse-designed models of care that reduce cost, improve health care quality, advance health equity, and enhance consumer satisfaction. Through its Edge Runners program, the Academy recognizes new and innovative ideas that transform health and underscore the leadership, ingenuity, and determination of nurses. Edge Runner models demonstrate significant clinical, financial, community, and policy outcomes that are sustained and replicated.
The Academy’s Edge Runner’s program disseminates nurse-driven innovation to reduce inequities, improve health, and impact policy through replication and scalability. The program convenes dialogues to generate creative and collaborative solutions to complex challenges in health and health care.
Applications support the innovative work of nurses and demonstrate the holistic and integrated philosophy underlying nursing care.