Campaign for Action Update: March 17, 2015

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Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

BSN Increase in North Carolina

Polly Johnson, co-lead of the Future of Nursing North Carolina Action Coalition, sends a shout out to Theresa Brodrick, executive vice president and chief nursing officer for Cone Health in Greensboro, NC, for her innovative leadership in advancing the educational preparation of Cone Health’s nursing staff of more than 3,400 RNs from 47 percent having a BSN and higher degree in 2011 to over 70 percent in 2014.

Florida’s Diversity Think Tank

Campaign for Action consultant Adriana Perez congratulates the Florida Action Coalition for embedding diversity throughout their work on the Campaign pillars and for strengthening partnerships throughout the state to achieve their mission! The Florida Action Coalition recently led a Round Table interactive discussion to disseminate and form strategies building on the recommendations from their first statewide Diversity Think Tank. Learn more about the event here.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Have You Experienced a Nurse’s Care and Want to Say Thanks? 

To celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, AARP and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action are looking for people of all ages who live in the greater Washington, D.C. area and want to share a story about a nurse’s care to say thank you. We’re in search of people who have been cared for by a registered nurse in a hospital, home or any setting, and are willing to talk on camera about the experience and impact on their life.

If selected, you will be asked to visit AARP’s studios in downtown Washington, D.C. to tell your story for a one-minute video. This will be part of a series of videos created and shared online through social media to celebrate and thank nurses everywhere for their important contributions to our nation’s health during National Nurses Week.

 

If  interested, please fill out the form on this page to tell us a little bit about yourself. If you know of someone who might be interested in participating, please forward this e-mail to them. Our staff will review all submissions and will be contacting select candidates directly. If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Courville.

Apply Now: NHSC Scholarship Program

 

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) recently released the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Scholarship Program , which awards scholarships to health professions students who want to pursue their passion and work as a primary care provider without the burden of overwhelming financial debt.

 

Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend. All students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school as follows:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP): adult, family, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatric, or women’s health
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Medicine: MD or DO
  • Dentistry:  DMD or DDS
  • Physician Assistant (PA)

NHSC Scholarship Program recipients fulfill their service commitment at an NHSC-approved site upon completion of their graduation and/or training. For each year of financial support (up to four years) a Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community. All recipients must serve a minimum of two years.

 

The NHSC Scholarship Program is competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application early. The application cycle will close on May 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

 

Technical assistance activities have been scheduled to address questions. Please visit the NHSC website to learn more.

 

 

Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions

 

With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.

 

This week’s highlighted resource: Volunteer Engagement Toolkit

This toolkit provides a set of resources for engaging volunteers in supporting fundraising efforts and includes opportunities for different levels of involvement based on individuals’ comfort level and interest in helping with fundraising.

 

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $13.1 million not including funds from RWJF!

 

Find even more fundraising resources here.

 

Campaign Pillars

 

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Nurse Appointed Acting Deputy Secretary of HHS

 

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, current administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will become the acting deputy secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services beginning in April. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Dr. Wakefield on her appointment!

 

Read more here.

 

Advancing Education Transformation

 

New Data Show Nurses Heeding Call to Higher Education Levels

 

New data released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows an “enrollment surge” in schools of nursing nationwide, indicating that more nurses are heeding the call to achieve higher levels of education. According to the new report , enrollment in baccalaureate and graduate school nursing is up from last year, with a 4 percent increase in baccalaureate programs, a 10 percent  increase in RN-to-BSN programs, a nearly 7 percent  increase in master’s programs, a 3 percent increase in PhD programs, and a 26 percent increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice program enrollment.

 

Particularly important is the significant increase in enrollment for RN-to-BSN programs. From 2010 to 2014, there was a 69 percent increase in the number of students enrolled in RN-to-BSN programs, from 77,259 students in 2010 to 130,345 students in 2014. The study also found increases in student diversity, with nursing programs reporting increases in the number of students from minority backgrounds at all levels.

 

Learn more here.

 

Students Wanted for Future of Nursing Scholars Program

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program is holding a web conference on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET for potential students interested in joining the program. The program creates diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery through research, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.

 

Learn more about the program here.

 

Promoting Nursing Diversity

 

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

 

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a national household survey administered by the US Census Bureau, designed to collect social, demographic, and economic information describing the US civilian population. As the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) is no longer conducted, the ACS is the best alternative currently available for analysis of the RN workforce.

 

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how the American Community Survey’s Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) can be used to describe key characteristics of the RN workforce at the state level, including age, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment.

 

Register for the webinar here. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. You can view the registration in other time zones or languages here.

 

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

 

RWJF Publishes White Paper on Interprofessional Collaboration

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently published a new report that explores best practices to improve patient care by utilizing interprofessional collaboration (IPC). The report highlights more than 20 hospitals and community health centers that utilize IPC to achieve better patient outcomes and shares the principles and best practices that these organizations use to achieve better health outcomes, providing a roadmap to other health care organizations wishing to emulate the approach. Read more here.

See the Health Innovations section below for a new article on “Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: Working together to ensure excellence in health care.”

Bolstering Workforce Data

 

RWJF Event – Data for Health: Learning What Works

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Union Station Columbus Club

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

RSVP Here

 

From wearable devices like Fitbits to electronic health records, more personal health information is gathered about us than ever before. But we are still in the dark when it comes to harnessing that data in ways to help us make healthier decisions and build healthier communities.

 

Join national health leaders on April 2 in Washington, D.C., as they discuss a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data for Health initiative, and hear how diverse sectors-government, business, health care, public health, social services, and community-based organizations-can better collect, share, and use health information to improve health.

 

Speakers will include:

  • Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, acting assistant secretary for Health and national coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Deven McGraw, partner, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
  • Dave Ross, ScD director,  Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, medical director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s Hospital

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Follow the conversation on twitter at #Data4Health

 

Health Innovations

 

Coming Soon: RWJF County Health Rankings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2015 County Health Rankings will be released on March 25, providing a health snapshot for nearly every county in all 50 states. County are ranked on a variety of factors that influence health, including access to care, tobacco use, education, employment, family and social support, air and water quality, and more. The rankings show that where you live matters to your health.

 

RWJF will offer a webinar, The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 Website Tour, on April 7 at 3:00 p.m. The webinar will offer a comprehensive overview of the program, website, tools and resources. See the webinar registration page for additional details. Past webinars are available here.

 

A Bold New Vision for America’s Health Care System

 

The American Journal of Nursing and Nursing Outlook will publish a series of articles written by Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action leaders focusing on progress made in advancing nursing since the release of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on nursing nearly five years ago. The articles also look at barriers to change and work still needed to implement the IOM’s recommendations.

 

The first two articles, “A Bold New Vision for America’s Health Care System” and “Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: Working together to ensure excellence in health care,” have already been published.

 

The first article highlights the Campaign’s progress and challenges in five key areas: nursing education, access to care (scope of practice), workforce diversity, nurse leadership, and workforce data collection. The second piece on interprofessional collaboration covers the Campaign’s efforts to increase collaboration and education among health care providers. Links to the articles may be found here.

 

Additional articles are expected on education and diversity. We will share links to those articles once they are published.

 

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues 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.

See the Promoting Nursing Diversity section above for information about the upcoming webinar, “Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce.”

Archived CCNA Webinars:

 

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

View a summary

View Message Primers

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
View a summary

Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary

 

Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

 

Campaign Talking Points

 

Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations

 

Communications Resources

Retractable Banners for Action Coalitions

 

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities

Apply by April 14, 2015 (5:00 p.m. EDT)

 

New RWJF program for Public Health Nurse Leaders

Applications due by April 17, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

 

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

Campaign for Action Update: March 10, 2015

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Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for March 10, 2015, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

West Virginia’s Action Coalition Steering Committee Gives a Shout Out to Its First Full-time Director

The Future of Nursing West Virginia is pleased to announce Aila Accad, RN, MSN as its new executive director. Aila previously served as an Action Coalition co-lead, representing the West Virginia Nurses Association. Aila brings a wealth of knowledge about the West Virginia coalition, and will be its first-ever full time director thanks in part its State Implementation Program 3 grant.

Good News from the Cornhusker State

Andrew Bianco and the Campaign for Action send a shout out to Nebraska’s governor, legislators, nursing leaders, AARP state office, and all of the other people and organizations that made the recent legislative win possible! See the Removing Barriers to Practice and Care section below for more details about Nebraska’s big win.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Have You Experienced a Nurse’s Care and Want to Say Thanks? 

To celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, AARP and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action are looking for people of all ages who live in the greater Washington, D.C. area and want to share a story about a nurse’s care to say thank you. We’re in search of people who have been cared for by a registered nurse in a hospital, home or any setting, and are willing to talk on camera about the experience and impact on their life.

If selected, you will be asked to visit AARP’s studios in downtown Washington, D.C. to tell your story for a one-minute video. This will be part of a series of videos created and shared online through social media to celebrate and thank nurses everywhere for their important contributions to our nation’s health during National Nurses Week.

If  interested, please fill out the form on this page to tell us a little bit about yourself. If you know of someone who might be interested in participating, please forward this e-mail to them. Our staff will review all submissions and will be contacting select candidates directly. If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Courville.

Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions

With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.

This week’s highlighted resource: Building Widespread Support and Engagement

This document considers different structures that various Action Coalitions have used to build engagement and interest in their states, including models for membership as well as suggestions on types of fundraising appeals.

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $13.1 million not including funds from RWJF!

Find even more fundraising resources here.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

New Data Shows Enrollment Surge in Schools of Nursing

New data released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows an “enrollment surge” in schools of nursing nationwide, indicating that more nurses are heeding the call to achieve higher levels of education. According to the new report, enrollment in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs is up from last year, with a 4 percent increase in baccalaureate programs, a 10 percent  increase in RN-to-BSN programs, a nearly 7 percent  increase in master’s programs, a 3 percent increase in PhD programs, and a 26 percent increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice program enrollment.

Particularly important is the significant increase in enrollment for RN-to-BSN programs. From 2010 to 2014, there was a 69 percent increase in the number of students enrolled in RN-to-BSN programs, from 77,259 students in 2010 to 130,345 students in 2014. The study also found increases in student diversity, with nursing programs reporting increases in the number of students from minority backgrounds at all levels.

The Campaign is pleased to see this progress and we thank our Action Coalitions, academic institutions, nursing organizations, and other supporters and stakeholders who helped to achieve it, as well as the many nurses across the nation who are answering the call to increase their education level. To learn more, read the AACN press release.

Read more here.

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

WebEx Meeting Scheduled Following NOBC Steering Committee Meeting

On Thursday, March 12, the Center to Champion Nursing in America will host a 1-hour WebEx meeting for the entire Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) to vote on important issues to continue the formative work to advance the Vision and the Call to Action for 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Forty-two participants and 23 organizations including AARP are expected to participate. The meeting follows an NOBC Steering Committee meeting held at AARP’s national office on February 25. For more information, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Students Wanted for Future of Nursing Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program is holding a web conference on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET for potential students interested in joining the program. The program creates diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery through research, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.

Learn more about the program here.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Nebraska Joins 19 States and D.C. in Modernizing Nurse Practitioner Law

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action applauds Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and the state legislature for approving legislation that will allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training and education. It’s a change that will mean more access to health care for the Cornhusker State.

Legislative Bill 107 eliminates the integrated practice agreement currently required between a nurse practitioner and a physician for a nurse practitioner to practice. It allows full practice authority for nurse practitioners, including controlled substances, after 2,000 hours of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner during a transition-to-practice period. The transition-to-practice agreement will be a formal agreement between the nurse practitioner and supervising provider, who may be a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy or nurse practitioner with 10,000 hours of clinical experience.

Congratulations to the many people and organizations that supported this important legislation! Learn more here.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

MAN-UP: Men Advancing Nursing, Unleashing the Potential

 

The Ohio Action Coalition, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati American Assembly for Men in Nursing and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, invites all Action Coalitions to participate in a conference on April 20 aimed at building a more gender diverse and inclusive nursing workforce in Ohio. Learn more about the conference here.

 

Bolstering Workforce Data

 

RWJF Event – Data for Health: Learning What Works

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Union Station Columbus Club

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

RSVP Here

 

From wearable devices like Fitbits to electronic health records, more personal health information is gathered about us than ever before. But we are still in the dark when it comes to harnessing that data in ways to help us make healthier decisions and build healthier communities.

 

Join national health leaders on April 2 in Washington, D.C., as they discuss a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data for Health initiative, and hear how diverse sectors-government, business, health care, public health, social services, and community-based organizations-can better collect, share, and use health information to improve health.

 

Speakers will include:

  • Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, acting assistant secretary for Health and national coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Deven McGraw, partner, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
  • Dave Ross, ScD director,  Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, medical director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s Hospital

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Follow the conversation on twitter at #Data4Health

 

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues 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.

 

 

Archived CCNA Webinars:

 

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

View a summary

View Message Primers

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
View a summary

Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary

 

Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

 

Campaign Talking Points

 

Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations

 

Communications Resources

Retractable Banners for Action Coalitions

 

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities

Apply by April 14, 2015 (5:00 p.m. EDT)

 

New RWJF program for Public Health Nurse Leaders

Applications due by April 17, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

 

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

Campaign for Action Update: March 3, 2015

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Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

Now Available in Georgia: Nursing Licensure Data

Winifred Quinn and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action send a shout-out to Lisa Eichelberger, DSN, RN, dean of Clayton State University’s nursing school and a co-lead of the Georgia Action Coalition, for her steadfast work and dedication in making Georgia nursing licensure data publicly available. Lisa worked with state officials for more than  two years to resolve the lack of data collection.

Team Texas Continues to Grow

The Center to Champion Nursing in America congratulates Team Texas for adding its 423rd member organization. The Action Coalition is well on its way to reaching its goal of 500 member organizations.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

AJN Article Highlights Progress, Challenges on Interprofessional Collaboration and Education

A new article in the March 2015 issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) highlights the Campaign for Action’s efforts to increase interprofessional collaboration and education among health care providers. “Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: Working Together to Ensure Excellence in Health Care” examines the strong imperative to make the shift and initiatives to foster interprofessional collaboration and education in a number of states.

Written by Mary Sullivan, Richard Kiovsky, Diana Mason, Cordelia Hill, and Carissa Dukes, this article is the second in a series about the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action that will run in AJN and Nursing Outlook. The articles focus on progress made in nursing since the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on advancing nursing was released in 2011.

Read the full article here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

New Messaging Primer for Action Coalitions

The Campaign for Action’s Communications Team (CFACT) has developed a new messaging primer to help you talk and write about our work, with a goal of appealing to new audiences. This guide provides direction for reaching out to diverse sectors of nurses, business leaders, policy makers, health care leaders, and other audiences.

Learn more about the message primer here.

CCNA Webinar Reminder: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Join us for the Coalition Building and Sustainability Learning Collaborative’s first virtual convening. This NEW learning collaborative is intended to enhance Action Coalition sustainability by providing coalition member engagement and management tools as well as promising practices that you can use in your state. Based on the first segment of the volunteer engagement cycle, this session is designed to help you determine your Action Coalition’s member needs. It will also serve as a basis for future work to define your Action Coalition’s member roles and your recruitment efforts.

Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will have a framework for determining their Action Coalition’s coalition member needs. This will include:

  1. Determining the priorities for the state;
  2. Thinking about current member roles and how they will help achieve these priorities;
  3. Identifying skills or experience needed for members in these roles; and
  4. Recognizing gaps in current coalition member makeup.

How Action Coalitions can Benefit from RWJF Public Health Nurse Leader Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking applicants for a new leadership program aimed at building the leadership capacities of public health nurses. Public Health Nurse Leaders: Leveraging Nurse Leaders to Build a Culture of Health is a two-year program to develop up to 24 senior level public health nurse leaders to build partnerships around RWJF’s vision for a Culture of Health, and to integrate that work into the existing state Action Coalitions of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

Action Coalitions will have an informational webinar specifically geared to them so they can learn more about partnering with a public health nurse leader. Participating Action Coalitions that work with a public health nurse leader will receive $5,000.

Public Health Nurse Leader Applicant Webinar

Monday, March 9, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Public Health Nurse Leader Collaborating Action Coalition Webinar

Monday, March 9, 2015 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Learn more about the program here. Applications are due by April 17, 2015 (3:00 p.m. EDT).

Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions

With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.

This week’s highlighted resource: Sample Donor/Funder Messages & Sample Case Presentation

These two pieces build off of the case workbook provided in the previous set of materials, providing a suggested framework for talking about your Action Coalition with a potential donor or funder. The documents include suggestions on how to tailor the text based on your work and goals as well as based on your audience.

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $13.1 million not including funds from RWJF!

Find even more fundraising resources here.

See more CCNA Webinars and other resources, tools, and opportunities below!

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Update from Last Week’s NOBC Steering Committee Meeting

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) Steering Committee and co-chairs met at AARP’s national office last week to discuss important issues and make key decisions about the work of the NOBC moving forward. Each work group reported on its respective topic, including: effective board placements; targeting key board positions (national and state levels); public relations; messaging and communication; connecting to education and preparation for board service (early pipeline); crafting mentoring and supporting methods for trustees; pre-work to send to the steering committee; and language on the definition of a board to be shared nationally. Seventeen people attended. More details will follow regarding a follow-up meeting with the NOBC in early July. For questions related to the NOBC, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.

New Book Helps Nurses Get on Boards 

A new book, Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom, aims to help nurses improve health and health care by taking on leadership positions in multiple sectors. The book complements the Nurses on Boards Coalition’s (NOBC) efforts with advice for nurses and nursing students about how to develop health policy skills and advocate for change in the political arena. It also addresses themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and quality care.

Read more here.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Duke Study Shows Economic Potential of APRNs

A new study shows that North Carolina’s impending primary care shortage can be alleviated while reducing costs, and adding jobs and tax revenue to the economy. The suggested fix: simply allowing advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice to the full extent of the training and education they have already.

Christopher J. Conover, PhD, a research scholar at Duke University’s Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research, released his findings in a study entitled Economic Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in North Carolina. The study looks specifically at North Carolina’s regulations and compares them with outcomes in states that have already updated the ways that APRNs are regulated.

“Modernizing APRN regulations has the potential to positively impact health care access, quality, and cost,” Conover said. “It is rare that any policy change offers gains across all three major dimensions of the North Carolina health system’s performance.”

Conover’s more conservative estimates conclude that expanding the use of APRNs would save North Carolina more than $430 million in health care costs – with the potential to save up to $4.3 billion – while adding at least 3,800 jobs to the economy by the end of the decade.

Learn more here.

Bolstering Workforce Data

RWJF Event – Data for Health: Learning What Works

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Union Station Columbus Club

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

RSVP Here

From wearable devices like Fitbits to electronic health records, more personal health information is gathered about us than ever before. But we are still in the dark when it comes to harnessing that data in ways to help us make healthier decisions and build healthier communities.

Join national health leaders on April 2 in Washington, D.C., as they discuss a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data for Health initiative, and hear how diverse sectors-government, business, health care, public health, social services, and community-based organizations-can better collect, share, and use health information to improve health.

Speakers will include:

  • Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, acting assistant secretary for Health and national coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Deven McGraw, partner, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
  • Dave Ross, ScD director,  Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, medical director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s Hospital

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Follow the conversation on twitter at #Data4Health

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

See above for new AJN article on progress, challenges of interprofessional practice and education.

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues 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.

CCNA Webinar: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

See Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities section above for more information.

 

Archived CCNA Webinars:

 

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

View a summary

View Message Primers

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
View a summary

Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary

 

Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

 

Campaign Talking Points

 

Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations

 

Communications Resources

Retractable Banners for Action Coalitions

 

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities

Apply by April 14, 2015 (5:00 p.m. EDT)

 

New RWJF program for Public Health Nurse Leaders

Applications due by April 17, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

 

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

RWJF State Implementation Program Now Supports Work in 33 States

RWJF State Implementation Program now supports work in 33 states

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that Arizona, Maine, and West Virginia are now part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP), and will each receive a two-year grant of up to $150,000. In addition, 18 state Action Coalitions that are already part of the program will receive their second two-year grants of up to $150,000: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming . The program helps states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges-access, quality, and cost.

SIP bolsters efforts already underway in 50 states and the District of Columbia-through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action – to improve health and health care through nursing. A joint initiative of AARP and RWJF, the Campaign is working to implement the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) evidence-based recommendations on the future of nursing . It provides a vehicle for nurses at all levels to lead system change to improve care for individuals, families, and communities through collaboration with business, consumer, and other health professional organizations.

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serves as the national program office for the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.

Read more.

Campaign for Action Update: February 24, 2015

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Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for February 24, 2015, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

The American Nurse Movie Showing in Your Area 

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action thanks Carmike Cinemas and Carolyn Jones, producer of the American Nurse movie, for their planned collaboration with the Campaign around Nurses Week in May. Carmike, which has theaters in 35 states, is making available its theaters for state Action Coalitions to invite their communities to a screening of Jones’ documentary that follows the work and lives of five nurses.

It’s not too late to get in on the action! Join the Campaign for a webinar on hosting a screening on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3 to 4 pm ET. All movie screenings will be held Wednesday, May 6. Register now!

Full-Time CEO for OADN

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Donna Meyer, on becoming the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing’s (OADN) first full time chief executive! Donna, who currently serves as a part time CEO, will become full time on June 1.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

RWJF Announces Third Round of State Implementation Program Grants

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the grantees that are part of the third funding installment of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP).  Three states new to the program include: Arizona, Maine, and West Virginia.  In addition, 18 states that are already part of the program will receive their second two-year grants: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming . The program helps states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges-access, quality, and cost.

With the grants announced, RWJF has provided $7.65 million to support Action Coalitions through SIP. A key part of the program is that all grantees must find local partners to obtain matching funds. To date, states with SIP grants have raised nearly $9 million beyond their RWJF funding.

SIP bolsters efforts already underway in 50 states and the District of Columbia–through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action–to improve health and health care through nursing. A joint initiative of AARP and RWJF, the Campaign is working to implement the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) evidence-based recommendations on the future of nursing. It provides a vehicle for nurses at all levels to lead system change to improve care for individuals, families, and communities through collaboration with business, consumer, and other health professional organizations.

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serves as the national program office for the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.

Read more here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

CCNA Webinar: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Join us for the Coalition Building and Sustainability Learning Collaborative’s first virtual convening. This NEW learning collaborative is intended to enhance Action Coalition sustainability by providing coalition member engagement and management tools as well as promising practices that you can use in your state. Based on the first segment of the volunteer engagement cycle, this session is designed to help you determine your Action Coalition’s member needs. It will also serve as a basis for future work to define your Action Coalition’s member roles and your recruitment efforts.

Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will have a framework for determining their Action Coalition’s coalition member needs. This will include:

  1. Determining the priorities for the state;
  2. Thinking about current member roles and how they will help achieve these priorities;
  3. Identifying skills or experience needed for members in these roles; and
  4. Recognizing gaps in current coalition member makeup.

How Action Coalitions can Benefit from RWJF Public Health Nurse Leader Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking applicants for a new leadership program aimed at building the leadership capacities of public health nurses. Public Health Nurse Leaders: Leveraging Nurse Leaders to Build a Culture of Health is a two-year program to develop up to 24 senior level public health nurse leaders to build partnerships around RWJF’s vision for a Culture of Health, and to integrate that work into the existing state Action Coalitions of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

Action Coalitions will have an informational webinar specifically geared to them so they can learn more about partnering with a public health nurse leader. Participating Action Coalitions that work with a public health nurse leader will receive $5,000.

Public Health Nurse Leader Applicant Webinar

Monday, March 9, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Public Health Nurse Leader Collaborating Action Coalition Webinar

Monday, March 9, 2015 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Learn more about the program here. Applications are due by April 17, 2015 (3:00 p.m. EDT).

Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions

With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.

This week’s highlighted resource: Prospect Research Source Guide

This resource guide includes details on the goals of prospect research and a comprehensive list of resources for conducting research online. It also includes research profile templates.

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $12.4 million not including funds from RWJF!

Find even more fundraising resources here.

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers will hold its annual conference on June 10-12 in Denver, CO. This year’s focus will be “State of the Nursing Workforce in an Era of Health Care Reform: Data, Trends, and New Collaborations.” This conference will bring together nursing, health care, and workforce research leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to the current and future nursing workforce of America and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on this workforce.

Keynote speakers include: Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sheila Burke, MPA, RN, FAAN; Susan Dentzer; Kavita Patel, MD; Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Richard Krugman, MD. Speakers will lead discussions related to workforce data, nursing leadership, and education of our future health care providers in light of health care reform, faculty shortages and issues critical to planning for our nation’s workforce needs. Some topics will include: ACA & workforce research/policy/impact; rural nursing workforce; advanced practice nursing; nursing workforce education; and late-breaking issues.

Abstracts are due March 6, 2015.

Learn more about registration and submitting abstracts here.

See more CCNA Webinars and other resources, tools, and opportunities below!

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

North Dakota Launches New Program Empowering Nurses to Lead

The North Dakota Action Coalition recently launched an online leadership program for “Every Nurse in Every Setting,” including nursing students, front-line nurses, community nurses, advanced practice nurses, chief nursing officers and nurse researchers.

The Empowering Nurses to Lead program starts with critical communication skills that are vital in providing leadership within an individual nurse’s work setting. The second course is aimed at providing content and concepts related to systems thinking, which provides the necessary background for positions of greater leadership within the health care system. The third course utilizes change and innovation principles and procedures to enable leaders to make and accept changes at the health care facility level. The fourth course provides skills and knowledge related to health care policy and advocacy, providing needed leadership skills to change public policy at the local and state level.

Learn more about the new program here.

Advancing Education Transformation

University of Wisconsin System Releases Nurse Educator Video

The University of Wisconsin System recently created a new video, “A Look at the Work of a Nurse Educator,” to help make visible the work and time involved in being a nurse educator. The video was created for the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, state legislators and the public. This is the first of five such videos addressing faculty from other majors/professions and their workloads.

The video received a spontaneous standing ovation during a recent showing before the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This inspirational video is free and available for use to the public.

Watch the video here.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

ANA Workgroup Seeking Comments on Draft Document

The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Administration Scope and Standards Revision Workgroup is seeking public comments about the draft document Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition. Please consider reviewing and providing recommendations for improvements and invite students, colleagues, and other stakeholders to respond as well.

The comment period closes on March 6, 2015. Access the draft document and response process here.
CMS Seeking Input on Advanced Primary Care Initiatives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input on initiatives to test innovations in advanced primary care, particularly mechanisms to encourage more comprehensiveness in primary care delivery; to improve the care of complex patients; to facilitate robust connections to the medical neighborhood and community-based services; and to move reimbursement from encounter-based towards value-driven, population-based care.

CMS seeks broad input from a wide array of stakeholders. Submissions must be supplied using the Request For Information (RFI) document. Comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 16, 2015. Additional information can be found here. For questions regarding RFI submission, please contact APC@cms.hhs.gov.

 

Promoting Nursing Diversity

RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities 

RWJF is requesting proposals from national nonprofit membership organizations and/or associations to establish an annual awards program to recognize and celebrate individuals who have successfully implemented systems changes related to the determinants of health.

Recognition of these efforts increases the visibility and awareness of the urgent need for systems changes to eliminate health disparities in our society.

Learn more here. Apply by April 14, 2015 (5:00 p.m. EDT).

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Webinar: Practical Steps to Address IPECP Implementation Challenges

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

The Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education present a webinar, “Practical Steps to Address Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Implementation Challenges: The Loyola Experience.”

Dr. Fran Vlasses and Dr. Aaron Michelfelder will present the challenges and rewards of a HRSA-funded project to transform clinical practice into an interprofessional model at Loyola University Chicago.

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues 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.

Host a Screening of The American Nurse Movie for Nurses Week

Want to do something fun and exciting for Nurses Week while meeting new potential Campaign for Actionsupporters in your community?

Register to join us February, 26 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST for a Campaign for Action webinar to learn more about hosting a screening of The American Nurse movie on May 6, 2015.

Action Coalitions have a unique opportunity to team with Carmike Cinemas to screen The American Nurse, set up tables in movie theater lobbies and educate people about the work we’re doing to advance nursing–all while enjoying a movie and meeting new stakeholders in your community.

Click the map to see if Carmike has a theater near you.

As you may know, The American Nurse is a movie by Carolyn Jones that premiered last year and examines the work and lives of five nurses in varied settings. This webinar will provide more information about the American Nurse Project and how to organize a showing near you. Learn more about the American Nurse Project and see the trailer here.
CCNA Webinar: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

See Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities section above for more information.

Archived CCNA Webinars:

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

View a summary

View Message Primers

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
View a summary

Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary

Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

Campaign Talking Points

Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations

Communications Resources

Retractable Banners for Action Coalitions

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

New RWJF program for Public Health Nurse Leaders

Applications due by April 17, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

Optimizing Value in Health Care: Consumer-Focused Trends from the Field

Apply by March 3, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Apply by February 26, 2015

We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

You may have noticed that we moved a few things around. Let us know what you think and share any other suggestions you have. Is there a story that you would like us to share? Let us know by emailing Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

Are you looking to sign up for the Weekly Update, Advancing Health Newsletter, E-Alerts, or Webinar Invitations? If so, register here!

Campaign for Action Update: February 17, 2015

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Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for February 17, 2015, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

 

Interprofessional Collaboration in Louisiana

 

Winifred Quinn and The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action staff congratulate the Louisiana Action Coalition for its successful summit on “The Future of Health Care Delivery in Louisiana.” The summit, which marked the culmination of Louisiana’s State Implementation Program (SIP) 1 grant, allowed leaders representing different clinical groups to discuss how to work together to improve the health of and health care for Louisiana’s population.

 

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

CCNA Welcomes Best Buy to Champion Nursing Coalition

The Center to Champion Nursing in America is pleased to welcome Best Buy as the newest member of the Champion Nursing Coalition. Best Buy, the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, employs more than 140,000 people and knows that keeping those employees healthy is good for business. Best Buy joins the Coalition in its commitment to helping consumers and employees access high quality, cost-effective and convenient care through nursing. Charles Montreuil, Best Buy’s vice president for enterprise rewards, also serves on the Campaign ‘s Strategic Advisory Committee.

 

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

 

Webinar Tomorrow – Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

 

See the CCNA Webinars section below for more details.

 

New Retractable Banners for Action Coalitions

 

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has developed two new retractable banners for Action Coalitions. The banner templates allow for each Action Coalition to personalize the sign with its own logo! Learn more here.

 

 

Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions

 

With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.

 

This week’s highlighted resource: Special Event Planning Guide

This workbook includes a planning tool for developing and preparing for a fundraising event, with a series of questions and exercises for Action Coalitions.  It also includes pre- and post-event evaluation tools and benchmarks.

 

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $11 million not including funds from RWJF!

 

Find even more fundraising resources here.

 

See more CCNA Webinars and other resources, tools, and opportunities below!

 

Campaign Pillars

 

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Diverse Nursing Workforce for Diverse Consumers

 

There’s no question the United States is fast becoming more diverse, and it needs a nursing workforce that’s equally as diverse to achieve health equity for consumers with different backgrounds. Nurse Zone recently published an article on the work nursing leaders are doing to diversify the workforce. The article mentions work by the Campaign and specifically the diversity work being done by the Montana Action Coalition.

 

Read more here.

 

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Webinar: Practical Steps to Address IPECP Implementation Challenges

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

 

The Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education present a webinar, “Practical Steps to Address Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Implementation Challenges: The Loyola Experience.”

 

Dr. Fran Vlasses and Dr. Aaron Michelfelder will present the challenges and rewards of a HRSA-funded project to transform clinical practice into an interprofessional model at Loyola University Chicago.

 

Health Innovations

 

Expanded Partnership Addresses “Invisible Wounds of War”

 

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and the Bob Woodruff Foundation recently announced an expansion of their partnership to provide scholarships to doctoral nursing candidates focused on the “invisible wounds of war” – traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS), military sexual trauma and intimacy after injury (MST), among others. The partnership will fund 20 Bob Woodruff Foundation-Jonas Nursing Scholars nationwide through 2016.

The two organizations share a goal to ensure veterans and their families thrive long after they return home. This specific partnership will support the educational advancement of nurses dedicated to addressing the complex, heart-wrenching issues affecting many of our nation’s heroes.

 

Learn more here.

 

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues 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.

 

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

 

Jumpstart 2015 with a recruitment drive that’s powered by tried and tested messages. Learn how to reach and engage diverse nursing audiences-(1) young nurses, (2) experienced nurses with ADNs, (3) African-American and/or Latino nurses, and (4) new Action Coalition members who can help advance the future of nursing. During this lively webinar, we’ll share findings from national message testing and show you how the right words, delivered in the right way, can win the support of your fellow nurses and inspire them to embrace their leadership potential.

Host a Screening of The American Nurse Movie for Nurses Week

 

Want to do something fun and exciting for Nurses Week while meeting new potential Campaign for Actionsupporters in your community?

 

Register to join us February, 26 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST for a Campaign for Action webinar to learn more about hosting a screening of The American Nurse movie on May 6, 2015.

Action Coalitions have a unique opportunity to team with Carmike Cinemas to screen The American Nurse, set up tables in movie theater lobbies and educate people about the work we’re doing to advance nursing–all while enjoying a movie and meeting new stakeholders in your community.

 

Click the map to see if Carmike has a theater near you.

 

As you may know, The American Nurse is a movie by Carolyn Jones that premiered last year and examines the work and lives of five nurses in varied settings. This webinar will provide more information about the American Nurse Project and how to organize a showing near you. Learn more about the American Nurse Project and see the trailer here.

 

Archived CCNA Webinars:

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
View a summary

Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary

 

Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

 

Campaign Talking Points

 

Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations

 

Communications Resources

 

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

New RWJF program for Public Health Nurse Leaders

Applications due by April 17, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

Optimizing Value in Health Care: Consumer-Focused Trends from the Field

Apply by March 3, 2015 (3 p.m. ET)

2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Apply by February 26, 2015

Campaign for Action Update: February 10, 2015

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Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at abianco@aarp.org.

Happenings in the Old Line State

The Maryland Action Coalition congratulates Rebecca Wiseman for her appointment to the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Governing Board.

The Maryland Action Coalition also thanks Shannon Idzik for the great work she is doing around scope of practice issues in the state.

What’s New in Alabama

Pat Farmer and the Campaign for Action staff send a shout out to the Alabama Action Coalition for its new website. The Coalition did a wonderful job in focusing on the importance of a broad base of support for promoting health.

Check it out here!

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Host a Screening of The American Nurse Movie

for Nurses Week on May 6th

Want to do something fun and exciting for Nurses Week while meeting new potential Campaign for Action supporters in your community?

Register to join us February, 26 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST for a Campaign for Action webinar to learn more about hosting a screening of The American Nurse movie on May 6, 2015.

Action Coalitions have a unique opportunity to team with Carmike Cinemas to screen The American Nurse, set up tables in movie theater lobbies and educate people about the work we’re doing to advance nursing–all while enjoying a movie and meeting new stakeholders in your community.

Click the map to see if Carmike has a theater near you.

As you may know, The American Nurse is a movie by Carolyn Jones that premiered last year and examines the work and lives of five nurses in varied settings. This webinar will provide more information about the American Nurse Project and how to organize a showing near you. Learn more about the American Nurse Project and see the trailer here.

New RWJF program for Public Health Nurse Leaders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking applicants for a new leadership program aimed at building the leadership capacities of public health nurses. Public Health Nurse Leaders: Leveraging Nurse Leaders to Build a Culture of Health is a two-year program to develop up to 24 senior level public health nurse leaders (PHNLs) to build partnerships around RWJF’s vision for a Culture of Health, and to integrate that work into the existing state Action Coalitions of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

Learn more about the program here. Applications due by April 17, 2015 (3 p.m. ET).

Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions

With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.

This week’s highlighted resource: Case for Support Materials

This workbook describes the case development process, from initial conversations through to the creation of donor-ready collateral materials. It includes a series of worksheets and exercises the advance Action Coalitions through the process.

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $11 million not including funds from RWJF!

Find even more fundraising resources here.

HRSA Training: The Fundamentals of Writing a Responsive Application

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register/join here on the day of the event

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will host an online training session tomorrow on the fundamentals of writing a responsive grant application. The seminar will help grant applicants better understand:

  • The basics of every grant application;
  • How to write a narrative to address the review criteria; and
  • How the application pieces fit together to respond to all aspects of the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Experts from HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management will be on hand to answer your questions. Please send any questions you have in advance to TribalQuestions@hrsa.gov.

You can register for/join this webcast here on February 11.

Optimizing Value in Health Care: Consumer-Focused Trends from the Field 

As part of its vision for a Culture of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to seeking the best possible outcomes and highest value from national investments in health care, public health and population health.

This solicitation seeks to better understand consumer perceptions of value in the new and emerging health care landscape and to fund research studies that will allow for rapid learning from the field on consumer valuation of health care. Funded studies will cover a diverse set of topics and will help inform the development of tools, resources and policies to support consumers in making high-value decisions that benefit them and other stakeholders.

Learn more here. Apply by March 3, 2015 (3 p.m. ET).

See more CCNA Webinars and other resources, tools, and opportunities below!

Campaign Pillars

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

New Issue Briefs on Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently published an issue brief, Tapping Nurse Practitioners to Meet Rising Demand for Primary Care, that presents the issue of practice barriers in an evidence-based way that’s easy to understand. We at the Campaign for Action have also updated our two-pager of Current Activity on Removing Barriers to Practice and Care.

Bolstering Workforce Data

HRSA Webinar: Understanding Nursing Supply & Demand Projections for 2012-2025

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Join Here (no registration required)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released a report, The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-level Projections, 2012-2025, based on updated nursing supply and demand models using microsimulation to forecast workforce adequacy. This webinar describes HRSA’s new models and discusses their findings and implications.

The recording of December’s webinar on Using Employer Surveys to Assess Health Workforce Demand has been posted here.

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Webinar: Practical Steps to Address IPECP Implementation Challenges

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

The Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education present a webinar, “Practical Steps to Address Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Implementation Challenges: The Loyola Experience.”

Dr. Fran Vlasses and Dr. Aaron Michelfelder will present the challenges and rewards of a HRSA-funded project to transform clinical practice into an interprofessional model at Loyola University Chicago.

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues 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.

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

Jumpstart 2015 with a recruitment drive that’s powered by tried and tested messages. Learn how to reach and engage diverse nursing audiences-(1) young nurses, (2) experienced nurses with ADNs, (3) African-American and/or Latino nurses, and (4) new Action Coalition members who can help advance the future of nursing. During this lively webinar, we’ll share findings from national message testing and show you how the right words, delivered in the right way, can win the support of your fellow nurses and inspire them to embrace their leadership potential.

Host a Screening of The American Nurse Movie for Nurses Week

Thursday, February, 26, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

Please see the Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities section above for more details.

Archived CCNA Webinars:

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
View a summary

Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary

Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

Campaign Talking Points

Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations

Communications Resources

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

 

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

HRSA Funding Opportunities for Advanced Nursing Education

Apply by February 13, 2015

2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Apply by February 26, 2015

Campaign for Action Update: February 9, 2015

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The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the publication of its updated Dashboard. The Campaign Dashboard shows graphic representations of measurable goals that we use to evaluate our efforts in support of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. It is updated each year to reflect the most current data.

The Dashboard measures the following key indicators:

Indicator 1: Education. The percentage of employed nurses with baccalaureate degree in nursing or higher degree.

Indicator 2: Doctoral Degrees. Total fall enrollment in nursing doctorate programs.

Indicator 3: Removing Barriers to Practice and Care. State progress in removing regulatory barriers to care by nurse practitioners (NPs).

Indicator 4: Interprofessional Collaboration. Number of required clinical courses and/or activities at top nursing schools that include both RN students and other graduate health professional students.

Indicator 5: Leadership. Percent of hospital boards with RN members.

Indicator 6: Workforce Data. Number of recommended data items collected by the states.

View the updated Dashboard to see our progress!