State Health and Wellness

There are many health and wellness ideas to support the personal well-being of CRNAs and SRNAs close to where they live and work. 

What are the benefits to promoting health and wellness:

  • Adds variety and networking opportunities
  • Helps encourage healthy behaviors
  • Provides awareness of the occupational risk of substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Informs members of available AANA resources for assisting colleagues with SUD

Check out Ideas for State Association Meetings for a list of tips to help you on your journey to encourage wellness.



Create a Health and Wellness Exhibit

  • Always include the State Peer Advisor (SPA) volunteer or state wellness committee members in any health and wellness or substance use disorder exhibit or lecture during the state association meeting so attendees know where to get help.
  • Get ideas from Take it to Your State (PDF), written by Peer Assistance Advisors Committee member Bridget Petrillo, APRN, CRNA.
  • Recruit local students, or CRNAs who work together, to help organize or "staff" the table; great learning experience and intro to getting involved in the state association.


Health & Wellness Items: Download, Order, and Print 

Download handouts, flyers, and signs to display,

Order AANA Peer Assistance or Adverse Events cards, or

Print posters at your local print shop.

State Health and Wellness Exhibit Toolkit

To order "CRNA Practice Well" imprinted items that display AANAWellness.com, please contact Alyssa Rojo, MSN, RN at arojo@aana.com for links to trusted vendors and AANA graphics. Below are the items available to order:

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Examples of Health and Wellness at State Meetings

Wellness

MANA Wellness Committee members (L to R): Rachel Gibney, SRNA, Michigan State University; Michelle Corazza, MSN, CRNA; Rachel Carlock, MSN, CRNA; Cindy Farina, DNP, CRNA, CNE, Chair.