Campaign for Action Update: May 16, 2017

Star Goes to Nurse at Center to Champion Nursing in America 

The University of Delaware’s School of Nursing–the Delaware Action Coalition’s lead organization–honors its high academic ideals by recognizing its most accomplished graduates. The Center to Champion Nursing in America is proud to salute one of its own as a 2017 University of Delaware nursing alumni star: Congratulations, Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, senior strategic policy adviser.

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Campaign News and Features

Take a Look Back at Nurses Week 2017: Gratitude Aplenty

The Campaign for Action honored National Nurses Week, May 6-12, with a video and two special essays. The video celebrated nurses’ multifaceted contributions and the Campaign‘s two top nurses each paid tribute. Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action wrote a deeply personal piece, and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America, took a thoughtful look at leadership.

Nebraska Hits the Road for Health for Nurses Week

The Nebraska Action Coalition and Nebraska Nurses Association drove more than 1,000 miles to spread the word of wellness for National Nurses Week in a roadshow it called “Healthy Nurse, Healthy Community.”
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Let us know what your Action Coalition did for Nurses Week–email [email protected].

New RWJF CEO Richard Besser Introduces Himself

Richard Besser, MD, became president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation last month. In a Q&A and video, he talks of his experiences as a pediatrician, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at ABC News, as well as and what led him to RWJF.

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Culture of Health Allies Gather in Louisiana 

More than 130 people from across Louisiana met in late April. The goal of the meeting, said the director of the Action Coalition: “To join committed health professionals and health care…to foster connections and build collective capacity to improve conditions for every Louisiana resident to have the opportunity to achieve physical, mental and social health.”

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Nursing Education Calls to Start Again in September 

The monthly teleconference calls linking nursing education and Culture of Health concepts are on hold till the fall. Until the next call, September 27, Action Coalitions and others are invited to suggest topics to discuss during this learning collaborative. Email Lynn Mertz at  [email protected].

Read notes from the previous calls.

Albuquerque Greets Action Coalitions; Two More Meetings Planned

On April 19-20, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Campaign hosted the first of three regional meetings dubbed “Building on the Campaign for Action Pillars to Create a Healthier America.” The next sessions for Action Coalitions are in Madison, Wisconsin, June 14-15; and Boise, Idaho, June 28-29.

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Meetings and Webinars

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

Mentoring and More: Steps That Lead Toward Greater Diversity in Nursing (webinar)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. May 23, 3-4 p.m. ET.
2017 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Conference
Colorado Center for Nursing. June 7-9 in Denver.

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