Campaign for Action Update: February 21, 2017

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Shout-Out

Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP Va., Star on Cable Program

Talking on camera last week to say why health care is improved when laws allow nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training were the Center to Champion Nursing in America’s Winifred Quinn, PhD, director of advocacy and consumer affairs, and Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, strategic adviser, and AARP Virginia’s advocacy director, David DeBiasi. They made their case on Inside Scoop, a cable program in Fairfax, Va. that was shown on public access stations nationwide.

Watch the video.

Campaign News and Features
South Dakota Lawmakers Closer to Giving Residents More Health Options

Both the South Dakota House and Senate have signed bills that lift restrictions on certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives. AARP South Dakota was part of the push to increase consumer access to health care. Next step: the governor’s office for his signature.

Read about the bill.

Campaign
Culture of Health Meetings Scheduled

The Campaign will host three regional meetings this year dubbed “Building on the Campaign for Action to Create a Healthier America,” starting in April. Action Coalitions have been notified as to which meeting they are invited to: Albuquerque, April 19-20; Madison, Wisconsin, June 13-15; or Boise, Idaho, June 28-30. The Campaign Update will report on the two-day workshops.

BoardRoom Press Series Covers Nurses on Boards

Three articles in three months give the many reasons nurses belong on boards. Among the authors writing for the Governance Institute’s BoardRoom Press: the Nurses on Boards Coalition leaders, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, the director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

Read more about the articles.

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“How to Engage With State and Local Policymakers” Webinar Now Online

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s February 16 webinar featuring advocates, policy experts, and legal advisers speaking about ways to work with lawmakers is now online. Use “Connect” (it is case-sensitive) as the password to view the recording.

Watch the webinar

New Resource: Culture of Health PowerPoint Now Available

The Campaign for Action has posted a PowerPoint presentation that Action Coalitions can use to tell others about nursing’s role in building a Culture of Health. The slide deck is appropriate for all audiences, nurses and non-nurses alike, and can be tailored to reflect local efforts and your work.

View the PowerPoint .
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

RWJF Policies for Action Program to Fund Researchers 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers funding to researchers whose efforts can lead to policies that improve community health. Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health  is open to those in health care, mental and behavioral health, public health, and in areas that have strong influence on well-being and equity. Deadline: March 10.

Apply for the Policies for Action program
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RWJF Diversity Program to Fund 10 Scholars 

Applicants from “historically disadvantaged backgrounds” are sought for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program . The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported program accepts applications from those in the medical, nursing, and dentistry field. Deadline: March 15.

Apply for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

Leadership Programs Seek a Range of Applicants

Three of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs are accepting applications for 2017. The Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs are designed to extend the influence of those building a Culture of Health. Deadlines vary, from March 9 to March 29.

Apply for the leadership programs
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HRSA Announces Loan Repayment Programs in Exchange for Service

The Health Resources & Services Administration offers three loan repayment programs that can help nurses who make a commitment to service in various areas pay off unpaid education debt. The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program deadline is February 23. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program and the NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program deadlines are April 6.

Apply for the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program.
Apply for the  National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program.
Apply for the NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program.

American Nurses Foundation Begins the 2017 Nursing Research Grants Program 

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) invites beginning and experienced nurse researchers to apply for its Nursing Research Grants program. As ever, ANF provides funds to studies that advance nursing science and patient care. New this year: a grant to support clinically based research. Deadline: May 1.

Apply for the Nursing Research Grants.

Meetings and Webinars

Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted. Follow links for details about fees and registration.

Connecting the 3 E’s: The Importance of Equity, Enforcement and Engagement in Advancing City Healthy Housing Efforts (webinar)

National League of Cities. February 22, 1 — 2 p.m. ET.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. March 15, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET.
Three-Part Series on Workforce Data
Series on nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and research co-hosted by Montana State University Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, The Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center, and  The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Slides from the January webinar, “Best Practices for State-Level Nursing Workforce Data Collection,” are online.

“Nursing’s Impact on Patient Outcomes”

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, presents the first 2017 National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lecture. March 2, 11 a.m.–noon ET in Bethesda, Md.

2017 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Conference

Colorado Center for Nursing. June 7–9 in Denver.

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