WIN unequivocally stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and with all those demanding structural change in this country to stop the systemic racism that leads to inequity, discrimination, and violence. WIN rejects hatred, racism, violence, and bigotry of any kind. WIN cannot honor its mission or vision or achieve its goals without committing to act against racism and without supporting those who actively seek to end it. To advance health and nursing, equity must be the central priority. Without widespread structural change to dismantle institutional racism, equity cannot be realized.
To support the eradication of racism, WIN pledges to structure opportunities to advance health equity in the West by 1) Promoting health equity through WIN programming, 2) Developing nurse leaders from diverse populations, and 3) Increasing the number of monetary awards focusing on health disparities in the West.
WIN MISSION: Connecting a diverse community of nurses in the West to improve health through excellence in research, practice, and education.
WIN VISION: One day, all people will have the opportunity to achieve their best health and wellbeing.