Campaign for Action Update: May 26, 2015

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More Moore Foundation Grant Recipients

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates both the Hawaii State Center of Nursing, a co-lead organization of the Hawaii Action Coalition, and the  New Mexico Action Coalition, for receiving Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative’s Lessons in Leadership grants. The Nebraska Action Coalition also received such a grant.

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

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is developing four new leadership programs that reflect the vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. The four programs working titles are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Applicants may submit proposals for more than one program; each proposal will be considered separately.

Applications will be available on June 3.  Applications are due by July 29at 3:00 pm ET.

For more information, please go here.

IOM to Hold First Public Hearing as it Conducts Nursing Impact Study

The Institute of Medicine committee evaluating the impact of its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health , will hold a public workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 in Washington DC.

The workshop will focus on data from and evaluation of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and perspectives from key stakeholders in the implementation of the Future of Nursing report recommendations. The agenda and registration for the workshop will be available on the IOM’s website by mid-May.

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center, 20 F St., NW, Washington DC.

We encourage you to attend.

View the meeting webpage here.

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!

To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.

Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nursing Diversity

“A More Diverse Nursing Workforce”

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action makes an appearance in the May issue of the American Journal of Nursing in an article about diversity. Co-written by Campaign authors, the article covers Campaign for Action efforts to create a more diverse nursing workforce. This is the third article in a series about the Campaign in AJN.

Read the article here.

Please see the CCNA Webinars section below for information regarding the “M entorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership” webinar.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Doctoring, Without the Doctor

As Nebraska and Maryland in recent weeks joined 19 other states and the District of Columbia in passing laws allowing advanced practice nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training, the New York Times on Monday looked at the shifting landscape around scope of practice lawas and its benefits for consumers.

Read the article here.

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Mentorship has been identified as a key strategy to promoting diversity in education, practice and leadership.  The webinar will describe two Mentorship models, including their content areas, currently being implemented by the Colorado Action Coalition and the Arizona Action Coalition.

Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

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

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs
View a summary

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO 

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, Michigan

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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@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: May 19, 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.

Congratulations Nebraska!
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends a shout-out to the Nebraska Action Coalition for receiving a grant through the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative’s Lessons in Leadership grant program.

Kudos to Inventive Nurse
Christina Sieloff, a Montana Action Coalition member and associate professor at the Billings Campus of  Montana State University’s nursing college, sends a shout-out to a graduate student who has developed a new instrument. The graduate research of Sarah Hinton MSN, RN,  included developing and psychometrically examining a new instrument based on a leadership and management competency checklist. For more information about the instrument, please contact Sarah at snchinton@msn.com.

New York Action Co-lead makes Fox Rochester Appearance
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Debbie Stamps, EdD, MS, RN, chief nursing officer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and co-lead of the New York State Action Coalition on her appearance on Good Day Rochester, a morning show of Fox Rochester during Nurses Week. Debbie, alongside Jane McCormack, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer at Unity Hospital, spoke about the nursing profession.

Watch the clip here.

Moving Alabama Healthcare Forward
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action also congratulates Kathleen Ladner, PhD, RN, a co-lead of the Alabama Action Coalition for placing during Nurses Week an op-ed  about her coalition’s work on a popular state news site, Al.com.

Read the op-ed here.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Check Out Our New SIP Page

Keeping track of what’s going on in the State Implementation Program just got easier. We’ve added a new webpage on CampaignforAction.org that highlights SIP states from each phase of the program, and lists the projects each state is working on.Learn about the work each SIP state is doing here.

 Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

 Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is developing four new leadership programs that reflect the vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. The four programs working titles are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Applicants may submit proposals for more than one program; each proposal will be considered separately.

Applications will be available on June 3.  Applications are due by July 29at 3:00 pm ET.

For more information, please go here.

IOM to Hold First Public Hearing as it Conducts Nursing Impact Study

The Institute of Medicine committee evaluating the impact of its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, will hold a public workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 in Washington DC.

The workshop will focus on data from and evaluation of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and perspectives from key stakeholders in the implementation of the Future of Nursing report recommendations. The agenda and registration for the workshop will be available on the IOM’s website by mid-May.

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center, 20 F St., NW, Washington DC.\

We encourage you to attend.

View the meeting webpage here.

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!

To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week. 

Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work. 

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

CCNA Presents at National Council of State Boards of Nursing The Center to Champion Nursing in America and partners recently discussed regulatory implications of innovative strategies in academic progression with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Pat Polansky, RN MSN, director of program development and implementation at CCNA,  Mary Sue Gorski, RN, PhD, consultant for CCNA, and Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE, deputy director, Academic Progression in Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives, spoke May 12 to NCSBN’s Nursing Education Knowledge network group.  The network group is made up of nursing educators from across the country. The presentation included an overview of the newly proposed BSN foundation courses and new emerging models for academic progression was followed by a lively question-and-answer session before 46 participants representing over 20 states.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Please see the CCNA Webinars section below for information regarding the “M entorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership” webinar.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Duke Study: Economic Benefits of Removing Scope of Practice Restriction

A new study from a Duke University research center finds that the North Carolina economy takes an annual $430 million hit because of scope-of-practice restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The study was funded by a grant from the North Carolina Nurses Association and is published on the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research website.

Read the highlights of the study here.

Consumers Have More Access to Care in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that gives consumers better access to care and will help keep Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) within the state. The bill reduces the amount of supervised hours APNs need before allowing to prescribe medication. The number of supervised hours was cut from 3,600 hours to 1,000 hours.

The change takes effect on Sept. 1.

Maryland Increases Consumers Access to Care

On May 12 Maryland’s governor signed legislation that means better access to care for consumers. The bill removes a confusing mandate that required nurse practitioners work with physicians to attain licensure and practice within the state. Maryland joins 20 states and the District in modernizing scope laws so that consumers have better access to quality, affordable health care.

Read more here.

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Mentorship has been identified as a key strategy to promoting diversity in education, practice and leadership.  The webinar will describe two Mentorship models, including their content areas, currently being implemented by the Colorado Action Coalition and the Arizona Action Coalition.

Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

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

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs
View a summary

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO 

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, Michigan

Campaign for Action Update: May 12, 2015

 

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Below are weekly Campaign for Action updates and tools for the week of May 12.

Thank You For Celebrating National Nurses Week With Us

National Nurses Week ends today, and we want to thank you for joining us in this year’s celebration! A special congratulations goes out to the many Action Coalitions who hosted screenings of The American Nurse. Check out our Facebook page  to see some photos from their events!

Over the last week, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action released three new videos to celebrate Nurses Week and highlight the value of nurses. Filmmaker Carolyn Jones, director of The American Nurse documentary, describes her oncology nurse in the first video, and how her appreciation for that care led her down a new path in life.  The second video the special role that a hospice nurse plays with an entire family when a loved one dies. The final video features a woman who has been living with breast cancer for over a decade, her oncology nurse, and the special relationship that they developed over the course of treatment. We hope you’ll watch and share these videos and let us know what you think!

Shout-outs

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

Maryland Consumers Now Have Full and Direct Access to Nurse Practitioners
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates the Maryland Action Coalition, the Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians (MAAPC) and the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM) for their work in winning Maryland consumers more direct access to health care. Gov. Larry Hogan today signed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners in the state to practice to the full extent of their education and training. With that, Maryland joins 20 states and the District of Columbia in modernizing scope laws so consumers have better access to quality, affordable health care.
Montana’s Blumenthal Making Headlines
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends a shout-out to Casey Blumenthal, co-leader of the Montana Action Coalition and vice president of MHA, an Association of Montana Health Care Providers. Casey is featured in a story  by American Sentinel University, where she graduated last year  with a doctorate of nursing practice.

Read the post here.

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

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

See the CCNA webinars section below for information about the upcoming webinar, “Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership.”

IOM to Hold First Public Hearing as it Conducts Nursing Impact Study

The Institute of Medicine committee evaluating the impact of its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, will hold a public workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 in Washington DC.

The workshop will focus on data from and evaluation of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and perspectives from key stakeholders in the implementation of the Future of Nursing report recommendations. The agenda and registration for the workshop will be available on the IOM’s website by mid-May.

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center, 20 F St., NW, Washington DC.

Space is limited.

View the meeting webpage here.

 

Fundraising Webinar

Campbell & Company, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s fundraising consultant, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 13, titled “Communicating Your Campaign Case.”  For more information about the webinar, please see the Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA) webinar section below.

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!
To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.

Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars

Leaveraging Nursing Leadership

 

Health Resources and Services Administration seeking members for Advisory Council

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking at least 16 new members for its National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP).   This panel provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, around general regulations and policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII, including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement.

Nominations are due to HRSA on or before July 15.   Please submit the nominations by email to nacnep@hrsa.gov or by mail to:
Kristen Hansen,
Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Administration
Parklawn Building
Room 9–89
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Read the call for nominations here.

Upcoming Webinars


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.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Communicating Your Campaign Case

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Campbell presenters: Andrew Brommel, director of communications consulting and  Patrick Chestnut, communications consultant. A major campaign is more than just a fundraising strategy — it’s a statement about the future of your mission. Defining, expressing and communicating that statement is the work of campaign case development and communications. A truly powerful case drives every other aspect of your campaign strategy. Whether you’re thinking ahead to your next campaign or already underway, this in-depth webinar will give you concepts, examples, tools and tricks for defining and communicating your campaign case.

Learning Objectives:
With examples drawn from hundreds of campaigns that Campbell & Company helped facilitate, this webinar will empower attendees to:

  • Express a campaign vision that truly stands apart messages
  • Craft campaign messages that stick in donors’ minds
  • Create campaign materials that support active major donor cultivation
  • Plan a communications strategy that builds momentum from the quiet phase through the victory celebration

Register for the webinar here.

 

Archived CCNA Webinars:

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


Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership

View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice

View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs

View a summary 

 

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

View a summary

View Message Primers


Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO

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, Michigan

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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

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

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Campaign for Action Update: May 5, 2015

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Below are weekly Campaign for Action updates and tools for May 5.

Celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6-12
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and to salute our nation’s 3 million nurses who every day help to build a healthier America. This year we’re excited to team with filmmaker Carolyn Jones and the American Nurse Project to celebrate Nurses Week. Here’s a look at what’s in store and some content to share and help you celebrate!

Information to Help You Celebrate
Please visit the Nurses Week area of the Campaign for Action website for information on what’s going on. Be sure to check out a Nurses Week 2015 guide with graphics and content you can use on social media!

Watch The American Nurse
During Nurses Week, many Action Coalitions and other organizations are hosting nationwide screenings of the award-winning documentary, The American Nurse. Visit our website to learn more about the screenings and find one near you!

Check Out Our Nurses Week Videos
We’ll  be releasing three new videos to celebrate and highlight the value of nurses. Please follow the Campaign on Twitter  and become a “fan” of the Campaign on Facebook so you can watch and share them.

Get Social With Us!
During Nurses Week we’ll be releasing a series of graphics, quotes, and photos to recognize and honor nurses. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for this great content and please help us spread the word. And when sharing your own content, don’t forget to use the #NursesWeek hashtag!

For more information on Nurses Week, please visit our website or contact Meredith Courville (mcourville@aarp.org). Thank you for joining us in this year’s celebration!

Shout-outs

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

New York State Action Coalition member to lead newest chapter of the Hispanic Nurses Association

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Lucia Alfano of the New York Action Coalition for being named president of a new chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). Alfano, who teaches nursing at Concordia College, is a leader of the New York State Action Coalition, which helped launch the new NAHN chapter in Westchester.

Breakthrough Leader board appointment
Campaign Director Sue Hassmiller sends a shout-out to Jessica Gonzalez Contreras for her appointment to the Child Family Health International Alumni Board. Jessica was among 10 Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award winners chosen last year by the Campaign for their leadership and their efforts to improve lives. Congratulations Jessica!

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

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

See the CCNA webinars section below for information about the upcoming webinar, “Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership.”

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!
To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.

Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nursing Diversity Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

 

A physician’s case for collaborative care

In a New York Times blog, Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P., makes the case for students of all health care professions to learn together to better treat patients.

…”collaborating with different professions, students will be  able to gain knowledge of the other professions’ work, and are better able to understand their own role,” Khullar writes.

Read the blogpost here.

Upcoming Webinars


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.

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
Date: May 12, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m EDT

Presenters:  Winifred V. Quinn, PhD; Alexia Green RN, PhD, FAAN; Action Coalition Member Organization Guest – Avery Partner’s Inc.,  Marion Karr, Executive VP; Action Coalition Co-Leader Guest – Debbie Stamps EdD, MS, RN
This webinar will examine the types of coalition members – including individuals and organizations – and specifically discuss how to recruit, engage, manage and retain coalition member organizations.  The role of coalition members will be examined in relation to achieving the Future of Nursing:Campaign for Action goals. The importance of membership diversity will be discussed and examined.

Register for the webinar here.
Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

 

Archived CCNA Webinars:

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


Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership

View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice

View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs

View a summary 

 

Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

View a summary

View Message Primers


Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference

May 3-9, 2015 | Manchester, New Hampshire

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

Apply by May 7, 2015 (7:30 p.m. EDT)

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO

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, Michigan

View Message Primers

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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

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

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Campaign for Action Update: April 28, 2015

 

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for April 21, 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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.
Promotion of the American Nurse screenings

Shout Out 4-28-15The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends a shout-out to the Tennessee Action Coalition for its promotion of a May 6 screening of The American Nurse movie. Last Friday, leaders of the Tennessee Action Coalition, Victoria Niederhauser, dean and professor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing, and Carole R. Myers, associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, went on WBIR-TV, an NBC affiliate, to discuss the nursing shortage and their screening of The American Nurse.  
 
Watch the interview here.


See all Shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here
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The Value of Retail Clinics in a Culture of Health

Retail clinics offer convenient, low-cost basic primary care treatment, screening and diagnostic services in a variety of settings and increasingly are an integral part of a US health care system in the throes of massive change. That’s according to a new white paper, the Value Proposition of Retail Clinics, by Manatt Health Solutions.
Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the paper examines how retail clinics can meet the needs and demands of diverse consumers; support public health initiatives; promote health and reinforce disease management; and reduce health care costs.

Read the paper here.

 


Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
Poster_FinalGet Ready to Celebrate National Nurses Week 2015

The Campaign for Action  is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and salute our nation’s 3 million nurses who are helping build a Culture of Health in America every day. This year we’re excited to team with filmmaker Carolyn Jones and the American Nurse Project to celebrate Nurses Week. From nationwide screenings of the film, The American Nurse, to a vibrant social media campaign, we’ve got lots in store! Find out what’s going on during Nurses Week and how you can get involved, including  special information for Action Coalitions to help you celebrate.   

American Nurse Screenings


It’s not too late to join in and host a screening of the American Nurse Movie to celebrate National Nurses Week on May 6. It’s a great way to help your community learn about nursing and the Campaign for Action. Check out our FAQ  on what’s involved.

If you decide to participate, please contact Larry Meistrich (lmeistrich@nehst.com) and Jill Solomon (jsolomon@carmike.com), who can help you with questions about local theaters. Please make sure to cc Campaign Communications Director Mary Boyle (mboyle@aarp.org).

 

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!

To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.
Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars
 
Promoting Nursing Diversity

See the CCNA webinars section below for more information about the upcoming webinar, “Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT).”

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

See the Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA) section below for more information about the upcoming Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality webinar, “Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making.”

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters: Brent MacWilliams PhD, ANP-BC and Bonnie Schmidt PhD, RN, CNE

Join Brent MacWilliams and Bonnie Schmidt  from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh as they present on the Wisconsin Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT).  The WI-DAT provides an integrated outcomes-focused approach to consistently assess, monitor and evaluate the status of diversity within nursing education programs, health systems and other healthcare organizations to enhance and ensure a sustainable and diverse nursing workforce.
Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making Webinar 
Date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as it discusses current barriers to implementing shared decision making from both the patient and provider perspectives and strategies for overcoming these barriers.  The webinar will address barriers to shared decision making from both the patient and provider perspectives; strategies for overcoming these barriers in clinical practice; and how identified barriers were considered during the development of the SHARE Approach to facilitate implementation of shared decision making.

Register here.




Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:


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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

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

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Campaign for Action Update: April 21, 2015

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for April 21, 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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Campaign Diversity Leader Receives AONE Award

Winifred Quinn and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action staff congratulate Deborah Washington, PhD, RN, director of diversity patient care services at Massachusetts General Hospital, on receiving the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Prism Diversity Award. Washington is co-chair of the Campaign for Action‘s diversity committee.

The Prism award recognizes a person who has advanced diversity efforts within the nursing profession, the community or the individual’s organization.

See all Shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here
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Poster_FinalGet Ready to Celebrate National Nurses Week 2015

The Campaign for Action is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and salute our nation’s 3 million nurses who are helping build a Culture of Health in America every day. This year we’re excited to team with filmmaker Carolyn Jones and the American Nurse Project to celebrate Nurses Week. From nationwide screenings of the film, The American Nurse, to a vibrant social media campaign, we’ve got lots in store! Find out what’s going on during Nurses Week and how you can get involved, including special information for Action Coalitions to help you celebrate.  

American Nurse Screenings


It’s not too late to join in and host a screening of the American Nurse Movie to celebrate National Nurses Week on May 6. It’s a great way to help your community learn about nursing and the Campaign for Action. Check out our FAQ on what’s involved.

If you decide to participate, please contact Larry Meistrich (lmeistrich@nehst.com) and Jill Solomon (jsolomon@carmike.com), who can help you with questions about local theaters. Please make sure to cc Campaign Communications Director Mary Boyle (mboyle@aarp.org).



Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!
To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.
Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars

Bolstering Workforce Data

Call for Comments: Proposed Revisions to Nurse Residency Program Accreditation Standards

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is seeking input regarding proposed revisions to the Standards for Accreditation of Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Programs (2008). CCNE seeks comments from a wide array of individuals and organizations with an interest in the transition to practice of new licensed nurses in all care settings. For more information, please read more here.

Comments are due by April 24, 2015.


Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Next NOBC Steering Committee Meeting
The Nurses on Boards Coalition  (NOBC) Steering Committee will meet at AARP’s National Office on Thursday, April 23 to discuss sustainability and capacity building as the NOBC moves forward. If you are interested in joining the NOBC or have any questions, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

See the CCNA webinars section below for more information about the upcoming webinar, “Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT).”

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Medicare Changes Ahead for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 

Congress last week passed and President Obama signed legislation that will make sweeping changes in the way Medicare pays doctors, permanently repealing its sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physicians. The bill also contains a number of features and provisions that align with and advance key Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action goals and efforts.  Some important changes include:

  1. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are fully and consistently recognized as eligible provides throughout the bill.
  2. Nurse practitioners will be able to document evaluations for durable medical equipment.
  3. APRNs are eligible providers for chronic care management services; Medicare will also pay for these services.

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters:  Brent MacWilliams PhD, ANP-BC and Bonnie Schmidt PhD, RN, CNE

Join Dr. Brent MacWilliams and Dr. Bonnie Schmidt  from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh as they present on the Wisconsin Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT).   The WI-DAT provides an integrated outcomes-focused approach to consistently assess, monitor and evaluate the status of diversity within nursing education programs, health systems and other healthcare organizations to enhance and ensure a sustainable and diverse nursing workforce.
Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest

Dissemination Strategies for Health Workforce Research
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM -3:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Patricia Moulton, PhD

Join Dr. Patricia Moulton as she describes the steps in developing an effective health workforce research communication plan including examples of different types of dissemination products and strategies for increasing impact.

No registration required. Learn more about the webinar here.

The End of the Shortage? Emerging Trends in California’s RN Labor Market
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

This webinar will describe the latest findings from the report: Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2014 supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Hospital Association of Southern California’s “Nurse Vacancy and Turnover Survey,” and the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care’s “Survey of New Graduate RNs.” The webinar will also review trends in nursing program enrollment and the overall nursing workforce in the state.

The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

For questions, contact Joanne Spetz at joanne.spetz@ucsf.edu.

Register for the webinar here.



Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:


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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

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

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Campaign for Action Update: April 14, 2015

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for April 14, 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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.
Advocating for APRNs The American Nurses Association (ANA) sends a shout-out to Andrea Brassard, DNSc, MPH, FNP, FAANP, a senior policy fellow at ANA, Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and director of the Campaign for Action, and Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, director, advocacy and consumer affairs, Center to Champion Nursing in America. The trio recently authored articles advocating for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and published in a special edition of Nurse Leader.

Brassard’s article, “APRN Policy and Payment,” urged chief nursing officers to “provide institutional support to ensure that APRNs are utilized effectively, and barriers to practice are lifted.”

Hassmiller and Quinn’s article, “How Nurse Leaders Can Fix Our Healthcare System,” highlighted the Campaign’s efforts to remove outdated barriers to care and the importance of nurses being “full partners with physicians and others in re-designing” the new healthcare system where consumers are at the center.


Student Nursing Association Students Lend a Hand to Action CoalitionsCampaign Director Sue Hassmiller sends a shout-out to Action Coalitions who contacted their state student nursing association presidents to invite them to join their work. Recently, Sue recognized at the National Student Nurses Association convention all nursing student presidents working with Action Coalitions.  Follow Sue on Twitter (@suehassmiller) to see comments from the student convention.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Institute of Medicine Names Committee Members of Impact Study The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has announced the members of the committee that will evaluate the impact of the landmark Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.  The chairman of the committee is Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D, the Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University.

The IOM also announced that the first meeting of this committee will be April 16-17, with two hours open for public discussion on Thursday, April 16, from 9 am to 11 am ET.

Learn more about the committee and the impact study here.

American Nurse Screenings


It’s not too late to join in and host a screening of the American Nurse Movie to celebrate National Nurses Week on May 6. It’s a great way to help your community learn about nursing and the Campaign for Action. Check out our FAQ on what’s involved.
If you decide to participate, please contact Larry Meistrich (lmeistrich@nehst.com) and Jill Solomon (jsolomon@carmike.com), who can help you with questions about local theaters. Please make sure to cc Campaign Communications Director Mary Boyle (mboyle@aarp.org).



Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
2015 American Nurses Foundation Nursing Research Grants


The American Nurse Foundation is looking for applicants for its 2015 Nursing Research Grants Program.  The Nursing Research grants awards are given in all areas of nursing, including:

  • healthy patient outcomes,
  • health care policy development,
  • critical care, gerontology, women’s health,
  • community and family intervention, and
  • leadership.

The deadline to submit the application is May 1, 2015Apply Today.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Leadership Grant

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is offering a grant to organizations and individuals interested in leveraging Lessons in Leadership in order to inspire frontline nurses, clinicians and students to cultivate their leadership skills and impact. Lessons in Leadership is a series of short videos featuring nationally-recognized nurse leaders whose leadership spans nursing, health care, government and other sectors. The funding is available for projects  that integrate the videos into new or existing leadership programs, or disseminate them to key audiences.

For more information on the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Request for Proposals, please read the Request for Proposals. The deadline to submit an RFP is May 1, 2015.

Communications Support Available
The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!
To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.
Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Survey Shows Clinical Nurse Specialists Concentrated in Adult CareThe National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) recently released the findings of it’s first-ever survey. It found clinical nurse specialists tend to be concentrated in adult care or gerontology, work in hospitals that have or are seeking magnet status, and are responsible for two or more units in a hospital. There’s lots more, read about it here.


Bolstering Workforce Data

Call for Comments: Proposed Revisions to Nurse Residency Program Accreditation Standards

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is seeking input regarding proposed revisions to the Standards for Accreditation of Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Programs (2008). CCNE seeks comments from a wide array of individuals and organizations with an interest in the transition to practice of new licensed nurses in all care settings. For more information, please read more here.

Comments are due by April 24, 2015.

 


Leveraging Nursing Leadership

 

Next NOBC Steering Committee Meeting
The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) Steering Committee will meet at AARP’s National Office on Thursday, April 23 to discuss sustainability and capacity building as the NOBC moves forward. If you are interested in joining the NOBC or have any questions, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.



Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

 

New study: Nurse Practitioners Not Fully Utilized Nurse Practitioners are not being optimally used as primary care providers to meet the growing demand for care, according to a new study published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.

The study, “Maximizing Nurse Practitioners’ Contribution to Primary Care Through Organizational Changes ,” was written by Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, and Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN. It surveyed 592 nurse practitioners on their roles, support they receive from their organizations, their relationships with the administration, and job satisfaction.

Findings include:

  • 1 in 4 nurse practitioners lack access to information and organizational support
  • There is a lack of understanding of the nurse practitioner role

Read the study 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.

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:


Fundraising ToolkitCampaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

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

 

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers 

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

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 15!
September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Abstract submissions due Midnight, April 15, 2015 (EDT)

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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.Are you looking to sign up for the Weekly Update, Advancing Health Newsletter, E-Alerts, or Webinar Invitations? If so, register here!

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Campaign for Action Update: April 7, 2015

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for April 7, 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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.
Action Coalitions Hosting The American Nurse Screenings


Campaign Director Sue Hassmiller and the Campaign for Action staff send a shout-out to the Action Coalitions who are working with Carmike Cinemas to host screenings of the American Nurse movie on May 6 to celebrate national Nurses Week. Participating Action Coalitions include: 
  • Arizona 
  • Illinois 
  • Michigan 
  • Nebraska
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
If your Action Coalition plans to host a screening, and we left you off this list, please accept our apologies and let us know. You can email Campaign Communications Director Mary Boyle at MBoyle@aarp.org, and we’ll let everyone know you’re getting in on the fun too!
It’s not too late to join in on hosting a screening, a great way to help your community learn about the Campaign and nursing. Your questions about what’s involved are answered here.
If you decide to participate, please contact Larry Meistrich (lmeistrich@nehst.com) and Jill Solomon (jsolomon@carmike.com), who can help you with questions about local theaters. Please make sure to cc Mary Boyle (mboyle@aarp.org).

Alabama Gov. Names Action Coalition Leaders to Health Care Improvement Task Force
Gov Bentley
The Alabama Health Action Coalition sends a shout out to three of its leaders, Carol J. Ratcliffe, DNP, RN, FACHE, Joy P. Deupree, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, and Ron Sparks, for being named to the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force. The task force was created by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley this week to improve the health of Alabamians and increase accessible and affordable to health care throughout Alabama.


See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Passing the Torch
 
Dear Readers,
 
Thank you for tuning in each week, sending me stories, and telling me what you liked–and disliked–about the Weekly Update. I first took the reigns of the Weekly Update in July 2011 and it has been a pleasure connecting with you almost every week since then. This is my 177th Weekly Update–and my last. You can now send your tips, shout outs, and suggestions to my extraordinarily capable colleague Aidan McCallion (amccallion@aarp.org), who picks up the torch for next week.
 
Again, thank you for reading and for all the work you do to make the future of nursing a reality.
 
Best regards,
Andrew Bianco
 

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
CCNA Webinar: New Coalition Leaders Orientation 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
 
Join us for the Coalition Building and Sustainability Learning Collaborative’ s second virtual convening. This session is targeted to new Action Coalition members and/or those who will develop onboarding for new Action Coalition co-leads and workgroup co-leads. 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.
 
Objectives:  
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
  1. Understand the role of Action Coalition co-leaders
  2. Be informed about the purpose and value of coalitions
  3. Have a better understanding of how to successfully manage a coalition
Suggested Pre-work:
  1. Watch our first WebEx, “What Makes an Effective Coalition” 
  2. Complete TCC Group’s Coalition Capacity Checklist 
 
Communications Support Available
The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!

To inquire about receiving support, please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.
Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Public Radio Spotlights Nursing Challenges 
National Public Radio recently took a look at the nursing profession, which it described as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. A four-part investigative series ran on All Things Considered, NPR’s afternoon news program. The series pointed to government data that show nurses, nursing assistants, and orderlies experience high rates of back and other injuries, largely because of their work to lift and move patients. Read more about the series here.



Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Next NOBC Steering Committee Meeting
The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) Steering Committee will meet at AARP’s National Office on Thursday, April 23 to discuss important issues and make key decisions around sustainability and capacity building as the NOBC moves forward. If you are interested in joining the NOBC or have any questions, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.



Advancing Education Transformation

RWJF Selects 25 Nursing Schools for Future of Nursing Scholars Program
 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced the second cohort of grantees for its Future of Nursing Scholars program. Twenty-five schools of nursing were chosen to receive grants to support 48 nurses as they pursue their doctoral degrees. Learn which schools of nursing received the grants 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.

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:


(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

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

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 15!
September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Abstract submissions due Midnight, April 15, 2015 (EDT)

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 Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

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

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