Milagros R. Elia, MA, APRN, ANP-BC has been an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in oncology for more than 25 years and has been recognized for her activist efforts at the intersection of health policy, environmental justice, and patient care.
In 2021, she became certified as a “Climate for Health Ambassador” and went on to be appointed as a member of the national ANA’s Innovation Advisory Committee for Planetary Health.
Notably, she currently Chairs the ONS “Environmental Health, Sustainability, and Climate Change” working group and is the recipient of the “2023 Oncology Nursing Society’s Excellence in Health Policy and Advocacy” award.
Milagros also privately owns and operates a professional development service, “M. Elia Nature-Based Healthcare Solutions”, where she provides professional development presentations to organizations on the intersection of climate and health impacts to patient care, and healthcare sustainability.