Campaign for Action Update: August 25, 2015

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Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.
UT-Knoxville Wins Grant for Academic Partnerships in Appalachia

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The  grant is designed to improve clinical education for family nurse practitioner students through innovative academic partnerships in Appalachia. Congratulations to the college and its dean, Victoria Niederhauser, a co-lead of the Tennessee Action Coalition.

Read the news release here.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.


American Academy of Nursing Names 2015 Honorary Fellows

Three individuals will become honorary fellows at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual conference on Oct. 17.  The soon-to-be inducted fellows are:

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, an applied research sociologist, professor in the Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing with joint appointments in Department of Psychiatry and Division of Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins University
  • John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, senior vice president and the director, targeted teams, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Kenneth I. Shine, MD, cardiologist and physiologist

Read more about the honorary fellows here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
American Assembly for Men in Nursing Holds 40th Annual Conference

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) hosts its annual conference this year in Minneapolis, Sept. 24-26, at the Hilton Minneapolis. Register for the event at the AAMN site.

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website. We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work. Congratulations to the Arizona Action Coalition on its recent diversity mentorship workshop.

Campaign Pillars
Advancing Education Transformation

Good IDEA for Enhancing Diversity Goes to Towson, Md., School of Nursing

Towson University’s School of Nursing received a $176,000 grant for a new program, Incorporating Diversity Empowers All (IDEA), to help increase opportunities for minority students to pursue careers in nursing. The grant came from the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute’s “Who Will Care” fund for nursing education, which is sponsored by the Maryland Hospital Association.

Read more about the program here.

Increasing Diversity

Diversity Among Registered Nurses: Slow but Steady Progress

A post on the American Nurses Association community site looking at diversity in nursing finds that the numbers are promising, even if they don’t yet match the diverse population of the United States. Read more here.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness:  Strategies for Sustainability

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

This training aims to help Action Coalitions effectively engage with diversity organizations and obtain resources for implementing diversity initiatives. 

Consultant Adriana Perez will facilitate a dialogue with leaders in nursing, government, and fundraising to help Action Coalitions identify opportunities to create diversity and leverage funding to support these efforts. By the end of the presentation, you will be able to identify strategies and resources for promoting diversity and have a working knowledge of grant and fundraising opportunities that can help your state Action Coalition achieve sustainability goals. 

Register for the webinar.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
View a summary

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Nominators

View a summary

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Rodham Institute Seeks Applications for Collaboration Award
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

Sept. 17-18 | Grand Rapids, Mich.
Call for Applications: 2016 Culture of Health Prize
Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 12.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: August 18, 2015

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Arizona Hosts Mentoring Workshop

Congratulations to the Arizona Action Coalition on its recent diversity mentorship workshop. This was the first in a series of events for nurses from diverse backgrounds to support bilingual students, including preceptorships for community-based projects.  Check out the word cloud that was developed at the event.

Arkansas Econ Student Reports Findings on Recommendations

Last month, the Arkansas Action Coalition took part in an interprofessional meeting at the request of the Arkansas Center for Research and Economics. The group of nursing leaders heard from an undergraduate economics student who cited findings from his yearlong research on the potential impact of full practice authority for nurse practitioners, with a focus on the effects on primary care access and the economic impact on the state. This student’s research goes hand in hand with two of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report — to remove scope of practice barriers, and expand opportunities for nurses to lead and collaborate.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

The Deadline Is Approaching Fast – Nominate a
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Today!

Do you know a nurse who is helping make your community healthier? You only have three more days to nominate him or her for national recognition and a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ten nurses will be recognized as 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing. The call for nominations is open until Aug. 21, so apply now!

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominees must also be either involved with or interested in becoming active with one of the Campaign’s 51 Action Coalitions. Nominations can come from any member of an Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council.

Visit our website to learn more and to nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Call for Applications: 2016 Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. Does your community qualify? Apply now! The prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally driven change across the nation.

Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Read more about the Culture of Health Prize.

Rodham Institute Seeks Applications for Collaboration Award

The Rodham Institute, of George Washington University, invites applications for its Academic Community Collaboration Award. The institute’s mission is to educate D.C.’s next generation of clinicians to provide high-quality care. Grants are awarded to partnerships that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of D.C.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The awards will be announced on Oct. 2.

Please visit our site for more information about this opportunity.

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website. We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work. Congratulations to the Arizona Action Coalition on its recent diversity mentorship workshop. This was the first in a series of events for nurses from diverse backgrounds to support bilingual students, including preceptorships for community-based projects.  Check out the word cloud that was developed at the event.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Michigan Hosts Nursing Leadership Summit

The Michigan Center for Nursing will host a nursing leadership summit Sept. 10-11 at the Doubletree by Hilton Detroit/Dearborn. The purpose of the summit is to expand nurses’ capacity and effectiveness to lead, which is critical to advancing health in Michigan.

Read more about the Michigan Center for Nursing summit here.

Upcoming Webinars

CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness:  Strategies for Sustainability
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

This training aims to help Action Coalitions effectively engage with diversity organizations and obtain resources for implementing diversity initiatives.

Consultant Adriana Perez will facilitate a dialogue with leaders in nursing, government, and fundraising to help Action Coalitions identify opportunities to create diversity and leverage funding to support these efforts. By the end of the presentation, you will be able to identify strategies and resources for promoting diversity and have a working knowledge of grant and fundraising opportunities that can help your state Action Coalition achieve sustainability goals.

Register for the webinar.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
View a summary

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Nominators

View a summary

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

 Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

Sept. 17-18 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

Sept. 24-26 | Minneapolis
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.

Campaign for Action Update: August 11, 2015

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Utah Wins Grant for Long-Term Care Residency Programs 
Congratulations to the Utah Action Coalition’s co-lead organization, HealthInsight Utah, which with the University of Utah College of Nursing received a Health Resources and Services Administration grant. The funds will allow them to work with two skilled nursing facility corporations in Utah: In February 2016, they will start implementing long-term care nurse residency programs in 21 skilled nursing facilities across the state.
Changes and Thanks in Florida

The Florida Action Coalition welcomes Andrea Russell to the Florida Center for Nursing as the associate director for programs and grants. In this role, Andrea replaces Ann-Lynn Denker as project director for the RWJF State Implementation Program grant and becomes the first Florida Action Coalition coordinator.  Andrea recently completed her Doctor of Nurse Practice in Nursing Administration and Policy at Samford University in Alabama.

The Florida Action Coalition thanks Ann-Lynn for her outstanding contributions to the SIP project success. Thanks go as well to Velma Monteiro-Tribble and Susan Towler, co-leads from the Florida Blue Foundation, a co-lead organization, for providing funding to make the Florida Action Coalition coordinator role a reality.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Read All About It: A Nurse’s Day

Nurse-writer Theresa Brown’s forthcoming book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives, recounts one day in her life as a clinical nurse at a Pennsylvania hospital. Under her charge on this particular day are four patients, two whose serious conditions change unexpectedly. The book is due out in September and follows the author’s first book, a memoir about her first year of nursing.

Read more about the book here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce to Convene

Make plans for next spring: The Florida Center for Nursing and the North Dakota Center for Nursing will host the annual meeting  of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers on April 27-29, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. Stay tuned for more information.

Join the Campaign’s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website. We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars
Leveraging Nursing Leadership

The Deadline Is Approaching Fast – Nominate a
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Today!
Do you know a nurse who is helping make your community healthier? You have two weeks to nominate him or her for national recognition and a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ten nurses will be recognized as 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing. The call for nominations is open until Aug. 21, so apply now!

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominees must also be either involved with or interested in becoming active with one of the Campaign’s 51 Action Coalitions. Nominations can come from any member of an Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council.

Visit our website to learn more and to nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Seattle Times Highlights Role of Nurse Practitioners

The Seattle Times reports on the growing role nurse practitioners play in primary care as the nation faces an increased demand for primary-care providers. The article notes that experts increasingly see nurse practitioners as an important solution to America’s primary care needs, and quotes Winifred Quinn, director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, who says the real issue is patient’s access to care –“the right care at the right time and at the right place.”

Read more about the article here.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
View a summary

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Nominator

View a summary

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program

Deadline: Aug. 14

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

Sept. 17-18 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

Sept. 24-26 | Minneapolis

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: August 4, 2015

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Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Florida Action Coalition Gets Published!

Congratulations to the Florida Action Coalition for getting published in the  July/August issue of The Journal of Nursing Administration. The name of the article is”Florida Nurse Leader Survey Findings: Key Leadership Competencies, Barriers to Leadership, and Succession Planning Needs.” Contributors to the article include: Ann-Lynn Denker, Rose Sherman, Michael Hutton-Woodland, Mary Lou Brunell, and Pamela Medina.

Read the article here.

New Funding Will Help Colorado Boost Diversity Efforts

Way to go, Colorado, for being awarded nearly $700,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Project. The two-year grant supports four projects that will allow the Colorado Coalition for the Future of Nursing to strengthen a mentoring program; determine factors that affect families’ health; develop a transition-to-practice program; and guide students getting their Master of Science in Nursing degrees.
See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

The Deadline Is Approaching Fast – Nominate a
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Today!
Do you know a nurse who is helping make your community healthier? You have three weeks to nominate him or her for national recognition and a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ten nurses will be recognized as 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing. The call for nominations is open until Aug. 21, so apply now!

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominees must also be either involved with or interested in becoming active with one of the Campaign’s 51 Action Coalitions. Nominations can come from any member of an Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council.
Visit our website to learn more and to nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!

Plenty of Industries See the Larger Benefits of Supporting Nursing and State Coalitions

Hundreds of organizations nationwide understand the critical role nurses play in promoting good health, and are providing cash and in-kind support to bolster efforts by Action Coalitions. Businesses, insurers, foundations, hospitals, government entities, and others have been encouraged by matching grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Implementation Program (SIP), and have given more than $13 million to Action Coalitions since the Campaign launched in 2010.

Read about the fundraising experiences of Action Coalitions in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Join the Campaign’s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website. We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Mentoring Boosts People Involved, and Nursing As a Whole

The Institute of Medicine’s landmark 2010 report on the future of nursing cites mentoring as a good way to strengthen the workforce and improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. That’s why mentoring is one practice the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is implementing through its 51 state Action Coalitions.

Read how some Action Coalitions encourage mentoring.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
View a summary

 

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominator

View a summary

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:


Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

Sept. 17-18 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

Sept. 24-26 | Minneapolis, Minn.

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: Aug. 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: July 28, 2015

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of July 28.

Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Maryland Boosts Nursing Education Efforts With Two Grants 

The Campaign for Action salutes the state of Maryland for showing its support of nursing through two recent grants totaling $4 million. The Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission together will fund a Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium for the state’s 25 pre-licensure nursing programs, as well as an innovative admission strategy between Montgomery College, a community college, and the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Read more about it here.

National Black Nurses Association Honors Alabama Co-Lead

The Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) congratulates Carol J. Ratcliffe, a co-leader of AL-HAC, for receiving the National Black Nurses Association Nurse Educator of the year award. Cited for her “hard work and dedication” as both educator and health care professional, Carol will be honored at the association’s annual conference in August.
See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

“We Don’t Have the Power to Build a Culture of Health Without You”

On July 23, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action  brought together some 60 representatives of education, nursing, and business on Capitol Hill to learn about a Culture of Health and how it fits with efforts to improve health and health care through nursing.  Michelle Larkin, who oversees programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, described the Culture of Health as a movement “that every American can and should be part of.” Noting the deep connections nurses have within their communities, Larkin said to the nurse leaders in the room, “We don’t have the power to build a culture of health without you…. We need your ingenuity and creativity and guidance.”

Read more about the meeting and view photos here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a  brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website. We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please comment as soon as possible.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Public Health Nurse Leaders Program Selects 25 Participants 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the names of 25 nurses selected from 22 states to participate in its Public Health Nurse Leaders program. The two-year leadership development program is designed to strengthen the capacity of senior public health nurses to improve population health, address social determinants of health, respond to emerging trends in health and health care, influence policy, and lead collaboration in their communities.

Learn about the 25 nurse leaders here.

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!

Second Round of Awards to Recognize and Advance
Nurse Leaders Building a Culture of Health

 The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.
We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)–funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the archived webinar section below for the links to webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Upcoming Webinars


CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

“Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans”: Two Years Later
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

It has been more than two years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America released “Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans,” guidance meant to assist Action Coalitions promote diversity in all fields–education, practice, and leadership–to better reflect the communities nurses serve.

Join diversity consultants Adriana Perez and Barbara Nichols as they review the criteria and resources and present recent examples of what has worked well. We invite all Action Coalition leaders and members to hear and share success stories, challenges, and opportunities to strengthen the movement toward a healthier nation for all!

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants


Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominator

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:
Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by September 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

September 24-26, 2015 | Minneapolis, Minn.

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: July 21, 2015

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Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Creating a Culture of Health in Kansas

Congratulations to the Kansas Action Coalition for its fourth annual summer summit, “Creating a Culture of Health: Advocating for Diversity & Equity in Nursing.” Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action diversity consultant Barbara Nichols delivered the keynote address the first day, and Winifred Quinn, director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, was keynote speaker the second day, talking about access to care.

Read the meeting agenda here.
See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members,  Campaign stakeholders, supporters and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website . We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

A Culture of Health in Action

Some of the Campaign ‘s key stakeholders, the Champion Nursing Coalition and the Champion Nursing Council, will meet in Washington D.C., on Thursday to talk about a Culture of Health in action. Michelle Larkin, interim vice president of program portfolios at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will give an overview of the Culture of Health, and leaders in nursing, business, policy, and education will explain how they put its principles into practice, and how others can too. Please plan to view the video afterward–we’ll provide links when it’s available–and follow us live on Facebook and Twitter at #CultureofHealth; we’ll be tweeting from @Campaign4Action from 9:15 to noon ET.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

IOM to Hold Public Hearings on Nursing Impact Study

An Institute of Medicine committee continues evaluating its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,  with two public workshops next week in Washington, D.C. The Monday, July 27 session takes place 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; the Tuesday, July 28 meeting lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Plan to attend or watch them live.

The workshops will feature panels on nursing education, nurse residencies, workforce diversity, workforce and education data collection and analysis; and health system changes, health care delivery, and culture change in the health professions and health care delivery.  Read the agenda. ( Register by July 23 if you want to give comments at the Tuesday session.)

The workshops will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 125, Washington, DC 20418.

We encourage you to attend or watch the webcastView the meeting Web page.


Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016

The Future of Nursing Scholars program has issued a call for proposals for schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing that want to be part of developing the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders.

Schools that are either a public entity or tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) are eligible. Proposals are due by September 17. Learn more during a Web conference call Wednesday, July 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. You must register in advance.

Read more about the Future of Nursing Scholars call for proposals.
Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? Whether or not you can attend next week’s meetings in D.C. (see above), the Institute of Medicine evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please comment in the next two weeks.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!

 

Second Round of Awards to Recognize and Advance
Nurse Leaders Building a Culture of Health

The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.
We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the Archived Webinarr section below for the links to webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Upcoming Webinars


CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

“Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans”: Two Years Later
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

It has been more than two years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America released “Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans,” guidance meant to assist Action Coalitions promote diversity in all fields-education, practice, and leadership–to better reflect the communities nurses serve.

Join diversity consultants Adriana Perez and Barbara Nichols as they review the criteria and resources and present recent examples of what has worked well. We invite all Action Coalition leaders and members to hear and share success stories, challenges, and opportunities to strengthen the movement toward a healthier nation for all!

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominato r

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

September 24-26, 2015 | Minneapolis, Minn.