Courage to Care

A conference promoting nurses as leaders in pandemics — and beyond

October 15, 2020


Nurses on Call Episodes

Nurses On Call is part of ICAP’s 2020 Year of the Nurse campaign to advocate for nurses as leaders in the international health sector and encourage discussion on how the global health world can better leverage nurses’ unique connections to the communities they serve. Join Susan Michaels-Strasser, senior director of human resources for health (HRH) at ICAP, as she speaks to her friends and colleagues working as nurses around the world.

With nurses at the helm advocating for patient-centered approaches in health care and health policy, practical and affordable solutions for the world’s most pressing health challenges are reachable.

A Day in the Life – short film series

Following their graduation from an ICAP-sponsored photography workshop in 2018, young Kenyan photographers Joash Asiko, Mercy Boke, and Stephen Odhiambo followed two nurses to document a day in their lives as they and their colleagues raced against the clock to ready their clinics before an expected rise of COVID-19 cases.


Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, more than 35 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortality, and federal mapping suggests a one-year increase in overdose events as high as 42%. With the emergence of COVID-19, people already struggling with addiction are increasingly isolated, laid off, and overwhelmed with anxiety

The Approaches for Nurse-led, Community-wide Opioid Responses (ANCOR) toolkit provides a valuable new resource designed to provide nurses and other health care professionals working on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic with up-to-date information on evidence-based tools and practices that can be immediately applied to their interactions with individual patients, their families, and the community at large.