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Lauran Hardin, MSN, CNL, FNAP, FAAN


  • Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP)
  • Developed an award-winning Complex Care model that creates better patient
    navigation and outcomes
  • Named AARP Culture of Health Scholar in January 2017

Experienced in driving transformational work in cross-sector collaboration for vulnerable populations.

Lauran Hardin is the Senior Advisor for the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. She partners with communities, health systems, and payers to co-design models and interventions for complex populations. Hardin developed an award-winning Complex Care model that creates better patient navigation and outcomes, including decreased hospitalizations and costs for vulnerable populations. Aspects of the care model were implemented in more than twenty Trinity Health rural and urban communities across six states.

Hardin is known as a National expert in developing systems for vulnerable populations. Past projects include working with the State of Vermont to develop interprofessional community-based complex care teams across the state, co-designing a model for uninsured patients in Memphis, creating a city-wide collaborative model for behavioral health and substance use populations in St. Louis, and co-designing a community-based equity ecosystem model for a multi-state health system.

Hardin earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy, with certifications as a Clinical Nurse Leader, Pain Management, and Hospice. She trained as a facilitator with the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center, spent several years working in hospice, and co-developed the first Pain and Palliative Care service in the West Michigan region. Hardin was named AARP Culture of Health Scholar in January of 2017, “Edge Runner” recognition from the American Academy of Nursing, Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in 2018, and Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2019. Her work is featured as an innovative best practice in the National Academy of Medicine Future of Nursing Report 2020 – 2030. She was recently appointed as the first nurse representative to the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee.

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