The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition is an interdisciplinary consortium dedicated to championing effective patient nutrition practices.
Launched in 2013, the Alliance is comprised of leaders from The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Society of Hospital Medicine, and Abbott Nutrition.
Our interdisciplinary alliance represents over 100,000 dietitians, nurses, hospitalists and other physicians from all 50 states. We are on a mission to transform patient care through the power of prescriptive nutrition. Specifically, we are dedicated to raising awareness about the positive impact proper nutrition has on patients’ medical outcomes and providing hospitals with tools and resources to advocate for effective nutrition practices in their organizations.
The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition is concerned that 1 in 3 patients enter the hospital malnourished.1-3 This can lead to poor patient outcomes, hospital-acquired conditions, and longer lengths of stay.4
Collaboration within the hospital is an essential element in improving patient outcomes. That is why professionals and clinicians from AMSN, AND, SHM and Abbott Nutrition have joined together to highlight the often hidden costs of malnutrition in the hospital setting – and to spotlight the importance of patient nutrition.