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and Quinn’s article, “How Nurse Leaders Can Fix Our Healthcare System,” highlighted the Campaign’s efforts to remove outdated barriers to care and the importance of nurses being “full partners with physicians and others in re-designing” the new healthcare system where consumers are at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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Campaign for Action Update: March 31, 2015

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for March 31, 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.
Trautman
Trautman Appointed to UMMC Board of Directors


The Maryland Action Coalition would like to congratulate Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN on her appointment to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Board of Directors. Dr. Trautman serves as chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. In her new role on the UMMC Board of Directors, Dr. Trautman will work with a diverse group of business leaders to establish strategic direction, monitor performance related to quality, safety, patient satisfaction and regulatory compliance, and work to elevate mission effectiveness and community benefit.
See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Changes to the Campaign for Action Homepage
A few changes have been made to the Campaign for Action‘s homepage this week to make things easier to find.
We’ve added the “directory of resources” to the navigation bar, which is the blue bar at the top of the homepage that guides you through the website. The resource directory had been in a subheading under “campaign progress.”
You can also find the often-sought “directory of resources” in a blue box underneath the main four call-out boxes at the center of the page.
Stay tuned for more changes!

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.
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 resourceFundraising Operating Plan Template 

This template lays out the key elements that make up a strong annual fundraising plan, including overarching goals, a budget, calendar and key implementation steps. Many of the other materials that have been developed through the fundraising program can “feed into” the fundraising operating plan.  

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

 

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 15!
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.
Learn more about registration and sponsorship opportunities here.



Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

New Video: Transforming Health Care Through Nurse Leadership

Video Transforming Health Care Through Nurse Leadership
Nurses can help transform the nation’s health care system, create healthier communities, and build a Culture of Health. But what are the keys to becoming a nurse leader? From stepping outside of your comfort zone to finding a mentor, leaders from the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and the 2014 “Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing” share their advice in this new video.
Advice for New Nurses
Nurse.com is publishing a series of stories written by experienced RNs to provide advice to help the next generation of nurses. Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief strategist of the Center to Champion Nursing in America, as well as senior vice president and director of the AARP Public Policy Institute, answered the call by sharing three pieces of advice she gained from the diverse roles she held throughout her nursing career.
Read the advice she gave here.



Advancing Education Transformation

Reminder: 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.


Bolstering Workforce Data
This Week: 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
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.

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:


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!

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Campaign for Action Update: March 24, 2015

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for March 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.
Rosanna Morris
Nebraska Medicine Names Nurse as Interim CEO


The Nebraska Action Coalition congratulates Rosanna Morris, MBA, BSN, RN for being named interim chief executive officer of Nebraska Medicine. She is the first nurse to serve as CEO and the first female Hispanic CEO of a major health care system in the region. Morris was previously the system chief nursing officer and held responsibilities of chief operating officer for the Nebraska Medical Center campus.
See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference

May 3-9, 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire
 
The Association of Public Health Nurses’ (APHN) annual conference, “80 Years – Salute to Public Health Nursing, Building on Our Past and Partnering to Shape Our Future,” will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire from May 3 to May 6.  
 
Registration and more information are available through the APHN website, www.phnurse.org. 
 
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 resourceRelationship Management Toolkit & Relationship Mapping Worksheet 

This toolkit gives an overview of the typical cycle that a potential donor or funder goes through before and after making a gift. It includes resources for each step in that cycle. The supplemental Relationship Mapping Worksheet is a template you can use with volunteers to ask them to help identify connections they might have to potential funders or donors. An additional Prospect Tracking Spreadsheet is in development and will be added to the resource center when finalized.  

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




Campaign Pillars

Removing Barriers to APRN Practice and Care

Cutting Red Tape

Elaine Ryan, AARP’s vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, knows the power of nurses. In a blog post this week, she writes about Nebraska’s recent legislative success to allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education and training. “By cutting through the red tape, these elected officials have made more primary care clinicians available for Nebraskans in a variety of settings.” AARP is supporting similar efforts in California, Kansas, Maryland, South Carolina, and other states.
Read the blog post here.

A Faster, Better, Cheaper Path To Filling The Doctor Shortage
In an article on forbes.com, Chris Connover discusses his recent study that found significant health and economic benefits associated with modernizing the regulation of advanced practice registered nurses in North Carolina.
Read the article here.



Advancing Education Transformation

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

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


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
 
Conference Keynote Speakers Include:
  • Michael Faas, MA, FACHE, CEO, Metro Health Corporation and President, Pennant Health Alliance
  • Lesley Bainbridge , PhD, Med, BSR (PT), Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines & Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
  • Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Amy Blue, PhD, Interim Department Chair, Associate Dean for Education Affairs and Clinical Professor, Associate Vice president for Interprofessional Education for the University of Florida’s Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health and Education
Upon completion of the conference participants will be able to:
  • Explain three or more successful practices for interprofessional education, practice and research development.
  • Analyze essential components of interprofessional education and practice models.
  • Discuss the processes used to operationalize successful models of interprofessional education and practice.
  • Identify strategies used to apply interprofessional models and processes to interprofessional education and/or practice environments.
  • Discuss the current status of interprofessional, collaborative education, practice, and research development.
Call for Abstracts:
  • Submissions due Midnight, April 15, 2015 (EDT)
  • Learn more about submitting abstracts 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
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
Out Tomorrow: RWJF County Health Rankings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2015 County Health Rankings will be released tomorrow, 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.

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.”


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:


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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.

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