Lauran Hardin, MSN, CNL, FNAP, FAAN


Areas of Expertise :

Nationally recognized leader, highly skilled at partnering with communities, health systems and payers to co-design models and interventions for complex populations.

She recently served as the Vice President and Senior Advisor for National Healthcare and Housing Advisors, developing integrated community systems of care for underserved populations and was part of the team who developed the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, serving as their Senior Advisor partnering with communities in more than 30 states to develop connected communities of care.

Lauran’s past work includes developing an award-winning Complex Care model that creates better patient navigation, decreased hospitalizations and costs for vulnerable populations. Aspects of the care model were implemented in more than 20 Trinity Health sites in both rural and urban communities across six states. The model was recognized as an exemplary practice in the National Academy of Medicine Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. Recent projects include co-designing a cross-sector community-based equity ecosystem model called Project Restoration, working with the State of Vermont to develop statewide interprofessional community-based complex care teams, and co-designing a model for uninsured patients in Memphis.

Lauran was named AARP Culture of Health Scholar in January of 2017, earned “Edge Runner” recognition from the American Academy of Nursing, was named Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in 2018 and Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2019. She was recently appointed as the first nurse representative and co-chair of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Lauran earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy, trained as a facilitator with the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center and received certifications as a Clinical Nurse Leader, and in Pain Management, and Hospice.

Education and Training :

  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • American Academy of Nursing