What is the Great GAPFON Challenge? 

The Great GAPFON Challenge was designed to recognize the creativity and contributions made by chapters that have developed and launched programs, projects, or activities that address the GAPFON strategies. Chapters were invited to submit nominations with the details of their completed program, project, or activity that meet this criterion.

Congratulations to the Great GAPFON Challenge awardees!

  • Alpha Iota (University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States)
    • Alpha Iota Chapter has underwritten educational programming for students and faculty on intimate partner violence/domestic violence and the nursing role in addressing intimate partner violence/domestic violence (including bedside interventions and nurse-led technological innovations). The chapter has also advanced collaborative, community-based global health research on technological and clinical innovations to help reduce violence against women and children in both Ghana and Thailand.
  • Alpha Omega (Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, United States)
    • Alpha Omega Chapter’s program was Promoting Health in Haiti (PHH) Nurse Practitioner Program. The purpose of PHH is to create the first university-based faculty of nursing in Haiti under the aegis of Haiti State University. Once there is a cohort of Master’s-level prepared nurses who can teach in a university-based program, professional degrees can be conferred on graduating nursing students, much like their counterparts in the United States.
  • Gamma Phi (Rush University, Chicago, IL, United States)
    • Gamma Phi Chapter’s nomination was regarding the 6K Walk for Water.The purpose of the 6K Walk for Water was to raise awareness about and funding to combat the global water crisis. This is part of the GAPFON Practice Strategy: to develop and launch healthy lifestyle and resiliency campaigns in communities and use existing community-based services and programs to continue wellness promotion and disease prevention. This program also directly addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
These recipients will be recognized during the House of Delegates at the 45th Biennial Convention.




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