Campaign for Action Update: May 10, 2016

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Shout-out
Happy Nurses Week
The Campaign for Action is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6–12, and to salute our nation’s 3.4 million nurses who help build a Culture of Health in America every day. Thank you to all Campaign nurses working to advance health and health care through nursing, as well as all nurses on the frontlines of our health systems, schools, community institutions and businesses.  Join the Campaign in celebrating Nurses Week. Please check out and share our blog posts and graphicsOne post just for you: 

Campaign leaders Susan B. Hassmiller senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, CCNA, share why they became nurses and extend to nurses  “all the gratitude and acknowledgment [they] deserve this week.” Read the article.

Louisiana’s Cynthia Bienemy to Lead National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

Congratulations to Cynthia Bienemy, PhD, RN, director of the Louisiana Center for Nursing and co-leader of the Louisiana Action Coalition. Cynthia is the new president-elect of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, also known as the Forum. The Forum focuses on addressing nursing shortages within states and contributes to the national effort to assure an adequate supply of qualified nurses to meet the health needs of the U.S. population. Hooray Cynthia! Read more.
Connecticut Action Coalition Partners With State Agencies to Collect, Analyze Data
The Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition (CNC-AC) has announced an exciting partnership with Connecticut’s Departments of Labor and Public Health to manage and analyze the state’s nursing workforce data. “The collective commitment of our partners fulfills the obligation to support the health care needs of Connecticut residents led by a data-informed nursing workforce,” said Lisa Sundean, RN, MSN, MA, PhD(c), CNC-AC’s director. Read the news release.

News

Pennsylvania Op-Ed: Give Nurse Practitioners Full Practice Authority

This Nurses Week three nursing school deans in Pennsylvania wrote an op-ed urging that nurse practitioners be granted full practice authority in that state. “Give nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania full practice authority” was published in Centre Daily and  underscores the reasons why nurse practitioners should be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

The deans, Antonia M. Villarruel, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing; and Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Penn State College of Nursing, write that “there could be no better way for Pennsylvanians to honor the work and commitment of nurses this week than to join the 21 other states across the country that have improved health in their communities by allowing full practice authority for nurse practitioners.” Read the opinion piece.

Culture of Health: Why Your Patients’ Home Environment Matters

Have you ever thought of a patient’s home life after they leave the hospital? Why were they  hospitalized a few months ago for the same problem?  Campaign leader Sue Hassmiller highlights a scenario in a Medscape article, “Culture of Health: Why Your Patients’ Home Environment Matters,” as she makes the case of why everyone should work together to build a Culture of Health in America.  Read the article.

When Disaster Strikes: Nurse Leadership, Nursing Care, and Teamwork Can Save Lives

Nurses are ready, willing and well positioned to respond to natural disasters and terrorist events, yet they often feel underprepared or lack the authority or resources to handle such crises. The latest issue of Charting Nursing’s Future  takes a look at what can be done to help nurses respond.

Download the brief, When Disaster Strikes: Nurse Leadership, Nursing Care and Teamwork Save Lives.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities


Call for Innovations in Graduate Population Health Curriculum Awards

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is looking to recognize the outstanding work of AACN member schools in graduate curriculum innovation in public health.

Nomination letters should be sent to Allison Jacobs at ajacobs@aacn.nche.edu.

Deadline for nominations: June 17.

Read more.
Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice
Are you part of an accredited nursing school with graduate programs looking to develop a creative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional initiative in a community-based clinical setting? You may want to apply for a program located at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, developed and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Deadline: July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the program.

Webinars 

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

Fundraising and Coalition Building
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Healthy finances are key to the long-term success of your Action Coalition, and this webinar will provide guidance toward that end. Campbell & Company, a fundraising adviser for the Campaign, will help you build a persuasive story about your Action Coalition’s work, including the Culture of Health, and will show you how to bring your fundraising efforts to a broader audience beyond nursing and health care.

You’ll also hear what Action Coalitions learned last year from similar fundraising assistance: Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior adviser for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, will discuss successes and challenges reported in survey results from Action Coalitions that participated in fundraising webinars in 2015.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 745 476 039.

The Evidence Shows: Workforce Data Will Pave the Way to Better Planning and Policy
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Data are critical to shaping the future of the nation’s health care, including how many nurses are needed and where. In this webinar, led by Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, assistant professor at the School of Medicine and director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, we will hear from researchers leading the way on the Institute of Medicine recommendation that organizations collaborate in collecting data on the nursing workforce.

Moderated by Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN , professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, the webinar’s other commenters include:

  • Michelle Washko, PhD, Deputy Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Carey McCarthy, PhD, MPH, RN, Director of Research, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

You’ll learn who is collecting information at the state and federal level in which categories, where the gaps are, and what is being done to strengthen the nursing field to improve America’s health.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 743 003 939.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Campaign Case Development and Communications
Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET

Is your Action Coalition thinking about starting a campaign to attract strong volunteers or find new funders? A major campaign is more than a strategy: It’s a statement about the future of your mission, and to succeed, you’ll need to make the case. Join Campbell & Company for a free webinar on developing and communicating your campaign case.

After the webinar, you should be able to express a campaign vision that stands apart, craft campaign messages that stick in donors’ minds, and plan a communications strategy that builds momentum.

Register
.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples


Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education

Summary of the March 28 education webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Stay in Touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive Our Mailings


The Campaign‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaignstakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

 

To receive the Weekly Update, e-alerts, or webinar invitations, register here!

Campaign for Action Update: May 3, 2016

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Shout-out
Utah Action Coalition Leader Is Recognized
Joan Gallegos,RN, CSW, project coordinator for the Utah Action Coalition, received the Nurse Leadership Award for recognition of her ongoing commitment and leadership in nursing from the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders during its Spring Conference.  This award recognized Joan’s efforts with the Utah Action Coalition, her work developing nurse residency and APRN fellowship programs, and her achievements to spur progress in the education of RNs.

News

We’re Excited to Participate in National Nurses Week, May 6-12


The Campaign for Action is proud to be part of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and to salute our nation’s 3.4 million nurses who help build a Culture of Health every day. To join the celebration, visit the Nurses Week area of our website, where you’ll find the ” Nurses Week 2016 Guide for Action Coalitions” with graphics and posts to use online. We will also share photos and stories reflecting nurses’ many accomplishments and activities. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for these materials, and use them to help spread the word. Whatever creative way you choose to celebrate online, please use the #NursesWeek hashtag.

For more information on National Nurses Week, contact Meredith Courville at mcourville@aarp.org. We hope you enjoy the chance for others to show their gratitude, and join us in this year’s celebration!

Discovery Life to Air American Nurse
Discovery Life will celebrate National Nurses Week by showing American Nurse for the first time on television, on May 6 at 9 p.m. ET.

Discovery Life and Nurses Week
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Study Examines Links Between Nursing, High Readmission for Black Adults After Heart  Attack

Older black patients are 18 percent more likely than older white patients to be readmitted to a hospital after having a heart attack, finds a just-released study in Medical Care that followed 69,000 heart attack patients at 253 hospitals in three states in 2006 and 2007. The study, which included survey responses from more than 14,000 nurses, took into account how patients were treated and whether nursing care needs were met, including patients’ receiving medication in a timely manner. The study also considered patients’ socioeconomic status–one of the factors addressed by the Culture of Health movement. Said lead author J. Margo Brooks-Carthon, PhD, RN, of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research: “As the nation continues to intensify efforts to reduce health disparities, solutions may lie in ensuring adequate resources to nurses working in direct care.”

Read the news release.

Read the study.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice
Are you part of an accredited nursing school with graduate programs looking to develop a creative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional initiative in a community-based clinical setting? You may want to apply for a program located at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, developed and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Deadline: July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the program.

Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.
Fundraising and Coalition Building
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Healthy finances are key to the long-term success of your Action Coalition, and this webinar will provide guidance toward that end. Campbell & Company, a fundraising adviser for the Campaign , will help you build a persuasive story about your Action Coalition’s work, including the Culture of Health, and will show you how to bring your fundraising efforts to a broader audience beyond nursing and health care.

You’ll also hear what Action Coalitions learned last year from similar fundraising assistance: Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior adviser for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, will discuss successes and challenges reported in survey results from Action Coalitions that participated in fundraising webinars in 2015.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 745 476 039.

New — The Evidence Shows: Workforce Data Will Pave the Way to Better Planning and Policy
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Data are critical to shaping the future of the nation’s health care, including how many nurses are needed and where. In this webinar, led by Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, assistant professor at the School of Medicine and director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, we will hear from researchers leading the way on the Institute of Medicine recommendation that organizations collaborate in collecting data on the nursing workforce.

Moderated by Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, the webinar’s other commenters include:

  • Michelle Washko, PhD, Deputy Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Carey McCarthy, PhD, MPH, RN, Director of Research, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

You’ll learn who is collecting information at the state and federal level in which categories, where the gaps are, and what is being done to strengthen the nursing field to improve America’s health.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 743 003 939.

 

Webinars Hosted by Others

Culturally Congruent Care: Why Diversity Makes a Difference
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET

Discover ways that you can provide care while taking into account the cultural values, beliefs, worldviews, and practices of those you care for in this free Nurses Week webinar hosted by the American Nurses Association. This webinar will help you:

  • Define culturally congruent care in nursing practice in relation to patient, family, and community nursing care
  • Distinguish between cultural competence and culturally congruent care
  • Reflect on one’s own values and cultural heritage to better understand how these qualities and issues affect culturally congruent care
  • Identify resources to support an evidence-based approach to culturally congruent practice

Register.

New — Campaign Case Development and Communications
Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET

Is your Action Coalition thinking about starting a campaign to attract strong volunteers or find new funders? A major campaign is more than a strategy: It’s a statement about the future of your mission, and to succeed, you’ll need to make the case. Join Campbell & Company for a free webinar on developing and communicating your campaign case.

After the webinar, you should be able to express a campaign vision that stands apart, craft campaign messages that stick in donors’ minds, and plan a communications strategy that builds momentum.

Register
.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples


Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education

Summary of the March 28 education webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Stay in Touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive Our Mailings
The Campaign‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

To receive the Weekly Update , e-alerts, or webinar invitations, register here!

Campaign for Action Update: April 26, 2016

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of April 26. In this week’s update, find shout-outs; funding opportunities; and webinars.

If you know of a story or event you want to tell others about, or a person or action that deserves recognition, let us know by emailing Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Shout-out

We’re Getting a New Look Online
The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce we will go live with a new website on Wednesday.

We’ve been hard at work for months on a new site that is more friendly and engaging to those inside and outside the world of nursing, can be searched more easily, and for the first time includes a blog. Many of you have donated your time to give us your thoughts — thank you. Please be sure to check out the new site, which we will promote as part of our messaging for National Nurses Week May 6-12.

News

Communication, Mentoring Are Among Principles of Nurse Leaders

Nurse leaders have a huge impact on patients, of course, and also on their staff. In Nurse.com, read what  an emergency department nursing director, advanced clinician, and nursing director for inpatient oncology services say are their guiding principles.

Read  “Nurse leaders share top leadership principles.”

The Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Older Adults


In an blog post, a senior strategic policy adviser for the AARP Public Policy Institute points to the county she lives in, near Washington, D.C., as a window on the country’s near future: “More than 1 out of every 4 county residents 70 years or older speak a language other than English at home. Of those speaking another language, 1 out of 6 do not speak English.” The essay, by Wendy Fox-Grage, also provides a broader look at the U.S. as a whole, noting the need for a health care workforce that is sensitive to a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Read “The Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Older Adults.”

 

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Moore Inventor Fellows Program
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching the Moore Inventor Fellowship program “to invest in people who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.”

The foundation will spend nearly $34 million to support 50 Moore fellows focusing on “investment at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed.”

Nominations are due on May 1 by 5 p.m. PT.

Find out more about the program.

 

Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice

Are you part of an accredited nursing school with graduate programs looking to develop a creative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional initiative in a community-based clinical setting? You may want to apply for a program located at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, developed and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The submission portal will open on April 25.

Applications are due by July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the program.

Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.
New — Fundraising and Coalition Building
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Healthy finances are key to the long-term success of your Action Coalition, and this webinar will provide guidance toward that end. Campbell & Company, a fundraising adviser for the Campaign , will help you build a persuasive story about your Action Coalition’s work, including the Culture of Health, and will show you how to bring your fundraising efforts to a broader audience beyond nursing and health care.

You’ll also hear what Action Coalitions learned last year from similar fundraising assistance: Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior adviser for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, will discuss successes and challenges reported in survey results from Action Coalitions that participated in fundraising webinars in 2015.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 745 476 039.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 4: Materials That Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27

Time:

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

What kinds of materials and resources will help your leaders, staff, and volunteers walk into donor conversations with confidence and communicate your message powerfully? Campbell & Company’s final webinar in its fundraising communications series will guide you through communicating visually and verbally in multiple media and formats including traditional print brochures and interactive iPad toolkits.

Learning objectives:

  • How to use photography, illustrations, infographics, and sidebars to convey your messages better than words can
  • How to use both traditional materials and new formats to support your fundraisers
  • Examples of great communications pieces from across the nonprofit sector

Register.

New — Culturally Congruent Care: Why Diversity Makes a Difference
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Discover ways that you can provide care while taking into account the cultural values, beliefs, worldviews, and practices of those you care for in this free Nurses Week webinar hosted by the American Nurses Association. This webinar will help you:

  • Define culturally congruent care in nursing practice in relation to patient, family, and community nursing care
  • Distinguish between cultural competence and culturally congruent care
  • Reflect on one’s own values and cultural heritage to better understand how these qualities and issues affect culturally congruent care
  • Identify resources to support an evidence-based approach to culturally congruent practice

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Sustaining Diversity: Learning from Great Examples

Summary of the March 30 webinar.

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education

Summary of the March 28 education webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Campaign for Action Update: April 20, 2016

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Shout-out

Building a Culture of Health in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulates a new effort in the Badger State to build a Culture of Health. Diversity Matters: Recruiting Wisconsin’s Future Public Health Workforce is a project to increase diversity in the public health workforce. It focuses on African American and Hispanic youth, using social marketing as its primary strategy.

Diversity Matters recently held its first ever Public Health Career and Internship Fair, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Zilber School of Public Health. Geared towards high school and early college students, the event’s theme was superheroes and featured “Public Health Superheroes” working in public health sectors across Wisconsin. Attendees learned about potential internship and career opportunities from over 17 exhibitors, and how they can make a difference in their communities by choosing a career in public health.

Event highlights, photos, and more information can be found at oursuperheroeswi.org.

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News

Analysis Finds Immigrants, Minorities Gain Under Affordable Care Act

A New York Times analysis finds that the “Affordable Care Act brought historic increase in coverage for low-wage workers and others”  previously uninsured. The Campaign for Action worked with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) to train nurses on how to inform their communities on registering and using health coverage.

Read the story.

IOM Future of Nursing Books in Top Ten list

The National Academies of Medicine in March released a  list of its top ten most viewed reports. Both The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health  and its updated companion, Assessing Progress on the IOM Report, The Future of Nursing, were included.  The 2010 report is still number one after nearly six years.  If you haven’t already purchased either book, you can apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent on the National Academies’ website.

See the top 10 list.

Bigger Challenges, Even Bigger Opportunities for Nurses

With rapid changes  occurring in health care, Oncology Nursing News interviewed Campaign director Susan  Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, about opportunities and challenges facing nursing. “Staying relevant” may be nursing’s greatest challenge in health care transformation, Hassmiller says.

Read the full interview.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New Moore Inventor Fellows Program
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching the Moore Inventor Fellowship program “to invest in people who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.”

The foundation will spend nearly $34 million to support 50 Moore fellows focusing on “investment at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed.”

Nominations are due on May 1 by 5 p.m. PT.

Find out more about the program.

New Initiative: Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice

Are you part of an accredited nursing school with graduate programs looking to develop a creative, robust and sustainable interprofessional initiative in a community-based clinical setting? You may want to apply for a program developed by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The submission portal will open on April 25.

Applications are due by July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the program.

Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.
Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Nurses as Partners in Redesigning Health Care
Date: Monday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

When nurses lead, from the boardroom to the bedside, patient outcomes are better. That’s why two of the pillars in the IOM’s 2010 report on the future of nursing focus on leadership: Nurses need to be decision-makers in designing health systems and key collaborators on health care teams. Since the report’s release, nurse leadership on boards has grown and top nursing schools are offering more leadership and interdisciplinary preparation–but challenges remain. Olga Yakusheva,  a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, will review the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Moderator: Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, co-director, Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Discussing the implications of recent changes:

  • Sue Fitzsimons, PhD, RN, CENP, senior vice president, patient services and chief nursing officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, College of Nursing, Montana State University
  • Zach Griffin, MBA, MHA, General Manager, The Governance Institute

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 741 121 097.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 4: Fundraising Materials That Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27

Time:

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

What kinds of materials and resources will help your leaders, staff, and volunteers walk into donor conversations with confidence and communicate your message powerfully? Campbell & Company’s final webinar in its Fundraising Communications series will guide you through communicating visually and verbally in multiple media and formats including traditional print brochures and interactive iPad toolkits.

Learning objectives:

  • How to use photography, illustrations, infographics, and sidebars to convey your messages better than words can
  • How to use both traditional materials and new formats to support your fundraisers
  • Examples of great communications pieces from across the nonprofit sector

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Sustaining Diversity: Learning from Great Examples

Summary of the March 30 webinar.

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education

Summary of the March 28 education webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Stay in Touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive Our Mailings
The Campaign ‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

To receive the Weekly Update, e-alerts, or webinar invitations, register here!

Campaign for Action Update: April 12, 2016

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In Memoriam: Julie McNulty
Julie McNulty, PhD, MS, BSN, respected and loved by many including those in the world of health and wellness, died on March 30. This news came to us from a colleague of Julie’s  at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI), which Julie joined last year. Wrote Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, dean and professor at ASU: “Julie’s dedication to caring for others was never more evident than in her decision to join the CONHI faculty last year and focus on improving health and wellness for cancer patients and survivors – even as she quietly fought her own battle.” Before moving to Arizona, Julie was one of the first leaders of the Alaska Action Coalition, which included overseeing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) State Implementation Program grant.

As Teri put it, “Many of you had the privilege of working with Julie either during her post doc studies or as a treasured colleague. Her positive energy and gentle spirit were inspirational. … We wish to extend our heartfelt support to Julie’s family in this time of sadness.”

News
Rankings Compare Health Between Rural, Urban Residents

The 2016 County Health Rankings released last month include a significant angle worth noting: the difference in health problems faced by those living in rural versus urban areas. (A Weekly Update item last month noted the new measures of health in this year’s map, such as quantifying physical distress and mental distress.) Differences between those in rural and urban counties include widening differences in premature death rates, for example. A piece in Media Health Leadersquotes Bridget Catlin, co-director of County Health Rankings: “It is difficult for rural residents to have access to medical care and it is difficult for the health care system to provide services.” Catlin also says the poor health is possibly linked to higher rates of smoking and obesity.

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is a RWJF program produced by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Find your county on the 2016 County Health Rankings map.

Read the piece in Media Health Leaders

Thanks Goes to You: It’s National Volunteer Week 

Sunday, April 10 marked the start of National Volunteer Week, and if you’re reading this, you’re probably among those who deserve a grateful thank you. Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, started this week of recognition in 1974, and you can return the favor by telling others online about your work to improve America’s health through nursing. Points of Light asks: What does service mean to you? Tell them, and us, by using the hashtag the national volunteer corps suggests: #NVW2016, and ours,@Campaign4Action.

Read about Volunteer Week at Points of Light.

New Executive Director Starts at Nurses on Boards Coalition

Laurie Benson, BSN, RN, was appointed last week executive director of the Nurses on Boards Coalition. “I am honored and excited to play a leadership role in advancing more nurses to the boardroom where their unique insights, experiences and perspectives will have a significant impact in improving the health of communities and our nation,” Benson said in a news release from the American Nurse Association.

Read the full American Nurses Association announcement.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

 

Campaign Updates Compilation of Funding Sources

Is your Action Coalition looking for funding? The Campaign for Action has just posted an updated list of resources and funding opportunities.

View the list.

New: Healthiest Cities Competition to Promote Fit Behaviors

Good health is everybody’s business, which is why the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the National Association of Counties are partnering to provide funds to communities that develop practical strategies for improving health and wellness in measurable ways. The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is open to cities, counties, and federally recognized tribes most able to show such change in the next few years. The healthy competition is administered by CEOs For Cities.

Read more

Deadline: August 1, 2016

New: “Share, Learn, Improve”: Join a National Collaborative Effort

 Get involved in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, a national program that supports peer-based learning among national and regional health care networks. The idea: to improve the quality of care Americans receive, and reduce costs by, for example, reducing unnecessary tests. Jump into this historic initiative by becoming part of the Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network, which is administered by the National Nursing Centers Consortium and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The initiative is sponsored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the opportunity to learn and contribute is free.

Learn more and register

Healthy People 2030 Is Looking for You

Since 1979, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a comprehensive set of national public health objectives, known as Healthy People, for improving the health of all Americans. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is creating an advisory committee, experts in disease prevention and health promotion who can provide independent advice in establishing Healthy People 2030. Experts in a number of specialty areas are sought, including health information technology, health law, and the social determinants of health.

Deadline: Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. ET. 


RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!

People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited to apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 19.

Apply for the program.

Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.
Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Collaboration and Leadership
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

When nurses lead, from the boardroom to the bedside, patient outcomes are better. That’s why two of the pillars in the IOM’s 2010 report on the future of nursing focus on leadership: Nurses need to be decision-makers in designing health systems and key collaborators on health care teams. Since the report’s release, nurse leadership on boards has grown and top nursing schools are offering more leadership and interdisciplinary preparation–but challenges remain. Olga Yakusheva,  a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, will review the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Moderator: Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, co-director, Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Discussing the implications of recent changes:

  • Sue Fitzsimons, PhD, RN, CENP, senior vice president, patient services and chief nursing officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, College of Nursing, Montana State University.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 741 121 097.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 4: Fundraising Materials That Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27

Time:

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

What kinds of materials and resources will help your leaders, staff, and volunteers walk into donor conversations with confidence and communicate your message powerfully? Campbell & Company’s final webinar in its Fundraising Communications series will guide you through communicating visually and verbally in multiple media and formats including traditional print brochures and interactive iPad toolkits.

Learning objectives:

  • How to use photography, illustrations, infographics, and sidebars to convey your messages better than words can
  • How to use both traditional materials and new formats to support your fundraisers
  • Examples of great communications pieces from across the nonprofit sector

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

March 3 webinar.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.
What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Stay in Touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive Our Mailings
The Campaign ‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

To receive the Weekly Update, e-alerts, or webinar invitations, register here!

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Campaign for Action Update: April 5, 2016

 

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Shout-Outs

Be Happy and Healthy–It’s National Public Health Week
The Campaign for Action salutes public health nurses and others in public health this first full week of April, which–as National Public Health Week–is a chance for everyone to support the public’s right to good health. Public health nurses are especially devoted to this, but all nurses contribute to the week’s goal of creating a healthier nation. As President Obama makes clear in his proclamation of support for health professionals, it’s a week for “all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other groups” to take action to improve our nation’s health.

(The governor of Texas tips his hat too, by declaring it a celebration of health that should be noted at the local level as well.)

Read more from the American Public Health Association.

News
Report Is “Blueprint” for Collaborations in Academic Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has just produced what it calls “a blueprint for strategic action” for ways baccalaureate and higher degree schools of nursing can play a bigger role in improving health and health care at the local, state, and national levels. Focused on strengthening academic nursing, the report outlines how collaboration among nursing and medical school deans, health system executives, and university presidents and chancellors can improve clinical innovation and the public’s health.

Download Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing

The Evidence Is In: Experts Show the Progress in Reaching IOM Goals 

What’s new in research on the issues raised by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its 2010 future of nursing report? Let the experts tell you. The series of webinars designed to do just that continues April 25 when Olga Yakusheva, PhD, reviews her findings on interprofessional collaboration and nurse leadership as they relate to nurses as partners in redesigning health care. (For details, see the post below.) See what you’ve missed, too: Notes and the video from previous webinars are online. Catch up on progress that has been made in nursing education, the subject of last week’s webinar.

Review the evidence on education.

“Great Day for West Virginia”: Governor Signs

It’s official: After nine years of hard work, West Virginians have better access to care thanks to the law signed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on March 27. Among improvements: The law removes the restrictive requirement for a collaborative agreement with a physician after three years of APRN practice, and permits APRNs to sign documents previously signed only by physicians.

The state’s Action Coalition, the Future of Nursing West Virginia, provided crucial support to the effort led by the West Virginia Nurses Association and AARP. “It is a great day for West Virginia and a great step toward better health for our citizens and nursing,” writes the Action Coalition.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Campaign Updates Compilation of Funding Sources

Is your Action Coalition looking for funding? The Campaign for Action has just posted an updated list of resources and funding opportunities.  

View the list.

New: Healthiest Cities Competition to Promote Fit Behaviors

Good health is everybody’s business, which is why the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the National Association of Counties are partnering to provide funds to communities that develop practical strategies for improving health and wellness in measurable ways. The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is open to cities, counties, and federally recognized tribes most able to show such change in the next few years. The healthy competition is administered by CEOs For Cities.

Read more

Deadline: August 1, 2016

New: “Share, Learn, Improve”: Join a National Collaborative Effort

 Get involved in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, a national program that supports peer-based learning among national and regional health care networks. The idea: to improve the quality of care Americans receive, and reduce costs by, for example, reducing unnecessary tests. Jump into this historic initiative by becoming part of the Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network, which is administered by the National Nursing Centers Consortium and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The initiative is sponsored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the opportunity to learn and contribute is free.

Learn more and register

Healthy People 2030 Is Looking for You

Since 1979, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a comprehensive set of national public health objectives, known as Healthy People, for improving the health of all Americans. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is creating an advisory committee, experts in disease prevention and health promotion who can provide independent advice in establishing Healthy People 2030. Experts in a number of specialty areas are sought, including health information technology, health law, and the social determinants of health.

Deadline: Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. ET. 


RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!

People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited to apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 19.

Apply for the program.

Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.
Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Collaboration and Leadership
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

When nurses lead, from the boardroom to the bedside, patient outcomes are better. That’s why two of the pillars in the IOM’s 2010 report on the future of nursing focus on leadership: Nurses need to be decision-makers in designing health systems and key collaborators on health care teams. Since the report’s release, nurse leadership on boards has grown and top nursing schools are offering more leadership and interdisciplinary preparation–but challenges remain. Olga Yakusheva,  a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, will review the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Moderator: Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, co-director, Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Discussing the implications of recent changes:

  • Sue Fitzsimons, PhD, RN, CENP, senior vice president, patient services and chief nursing officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, College of Nursing, Montana State University.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 741 121 097.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 4: Fundraising Materials That Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27

Time:

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

What kinds of materials and resources will help your leaders, staff, and volunteers walk into donor conversations with confidence and communicate your message powerfully? Campbell & Company’s final webinar in its Fundraising Communications series will guide you through communicating visually and verbally in multiple media and formats including traditional print brochures and interactive iPad toolkits.

Learning objectives:

  • How to use photography, illustrations, infographics, and sidebars to convey your messages better than words can
  • How to use both traditional materials and new formats to support your fundraisers
  • Examples of great communications pieces from across the nonprofit sector

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

March 3 webinar.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.
What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Stay in Touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive Our Mailings
The Campaign ‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

To receive the Weekly Update, e-alerts, or webinar invitations, register here

Campaign for Action Update: March 29, 2016

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News

RWJF President: “Step Outside Your Comfort Zone”
“Forge unconventional partnerships,” urges Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, in the annual message she sends out as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president and CEO. She gives ideas for how to think big and act together to help build a Culture of Health.

Read the RWJF president’s message.
New Measures on County Health Rankings Includes Distress, Drug Overdoses 
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps team at the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute has updated its rankings to include measures of health such as physical distress, mental distress–and even how much sleep you and your neighbors get. Also new: a measure of segregation in residential areas.

Learn about the new measures.

See how your county or state ranks.

Policy Brief: Nurse Practitioners Are Part of Solution in Rural America
Of the nearly 8 million Americans enrolled in health plans thanks to the Affordable Care Act, roughly 725,000 live in rural areas. The numbers of insured may have gone up, but access to primary care in rural areas has long been difficult, even before the ACA. Now a policy brief from the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center and the Rural Health Research & Policy Centers lays out how nurse practitioners and physician assistants can meet those needs, especially in areas with less restrictive regulations.

Read “How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care?”
Nursing Student Diversity Is on the Rise, Says AACN Report  
In a new policy brief, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing looks back five years and sees an increase in the number of minority students in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The upward trend is good news, of course–a culturally diverse nursing workforce will be able to provide high-quality, culturally sensitive care for more Americans, as the Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing noted in 2010.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities 

Campaign Updates Compilation of Funding Sources
Is your Action Coalition looking for funding? The Campaign for Action has just posted an updated list of resources and funding opportunities.
Healthy People 2030 Is Looking for You
Since 1979, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a comprehensive set of national public health objectives, known as Healthy People, for improving the health of all Americans. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is creating an advisory committee, experts in disease prevention and health promotion who can provide independent advice in establishing Healthy People 2030. Experts in a number of specialty areas are sought, including health information technology, health law, and the social determinants of health.
RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!
People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited to apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Deadline:
 Applications are due by April 19.

Apply for the program.


Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

Building a Culture of Health, State by State 
Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

How does your Action Coalition begin building a Culture of Health, or continue progress you’ve already made? Join us to answer those critical questions. We will make connections between the Institute of Medicine’s nursing recommendations and Culture of Health opportunities. We’ll share a new tool to make this easier, and provide language to help describe this work. 


By the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • A better understanding of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health “action framework”
  • A new survey tool to identify Culture of Health work you may already be doing
  • New talking points to describe this important work

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 745 734 335.

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Collaboration and Leadership
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

When nurses lead, from the boardroom to the bedside, patient outcomes are better. That’s why two of the pillars in the IOM’s 2010 report on the future of nursing focus on leadership: Nurses need to be decision-makers in designing health systems and key collaborators on health care teams. Since the report’s release, nurse leadership on boards has grown and top nursing schools are offering more leadership and interdisciplinary preparation–but challenges remain.Olga Yakusheva,  a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, will review the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Moderator: Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, co-director, Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Discussing the implications of recent changes:

  • Sue Fitzsimons, PhD, RN, CENP, senior vice president, patient services and chief nursing officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, College of Nursing, Montana State University.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 741 121 097.

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

America needs a nursing workforce that is as diverse as the country itself. That’s why theCampaign for Action supports efforts to recruit and prepare a nursing workforce that reflects the country’s many populations and so can better understand people’s needs. What can Action Coalitions do to build on their progress in this area and make sure that this work can be sustained? Learn from peers in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania about their success creating long-lasting and effective diversity programs.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 740 040 853.


Webinars Hosted by Others

New: Fundraising Communications 4: Fundraising Materials That Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time:

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET 

What kinds of materials and resources will help your leaders, staff, and volunteers walk into donor conversations with confidence and communicate your message powerfully? Campbell & Company’s final webinar in its Fundraising Communications series will guide you through communicating visually and verbally in multiple media and formats including traditional print brochures and interactive iPad toolkits.
 
Learning objectives: 

  • How to use photography, illustrations, infographics, and sidebars to convey your messages better than words can
  • How to use both traditional materials and new formats to support your fundraisers
  • Examples of great communications pieces from across the nonprofit sector

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

March 3 webinar.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar. 

What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

February 9 webinar.

Campaign for Action Update: March 22, 2016

 

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Shout-Outs

Florida, West Virginia Join Ranks of States Offering Improved Access to Care

Good news for consumers from two states as the spring legislative sessions wind down: Florida and West Virginia now allow nurses more room to provide the care for which they have been trained and educated. The expanded scope of practice laws for advanced practice nurses could not have happened without hard work from Action Coalitions in both the Florida and West Virginia, and AARP West Virginia.
Read more.

News

Now Available in Paperback: IOM’s Progress Report on the Future of Nursing 

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing, released in December, is now out in book form. If you’re interested in buying the paperback, apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent. The code can be used for the same discount on the IOM’s original report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Purchase the progress report.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Abstracts Requested for Health Affairs Culture of Health Issue

The magazine “at the intersection of health, health care, and policy” plans to focus on the Culture of Health this fall, and is seeking abstracts. Health Affairs in November 2016 will publish research, analyses, and commentaries that explore various aspects of the Culture of Health and its four action areas: making health a shared value; fostering cross-sector collaboration; creating healthier, more equitable communities; and strengthening integration of health services and systems.

Read Health Affairs request.

Deadline: Abstracts are due to Health Affairs by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 28.

RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!

People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Learn more about the program in a March 24 webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 19. Apply for the program.

Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

New: New Building a Culture of Health, State by State
Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

How does your Action Coalition begin building a Culture of Health, or continue progress you’ve already made? Join us to answer those critical questions. We will make connections between the Institute of Medicine’s nursing recommendations and Culture of Health opportunities. We’ll share a new tool to make this easier, and provide language to help describe this work.

By the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • A better understanding of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health “action framework”
  • A new survey tool to find Culture of Health work you may already be doing
  • New talking points to describe this important work

Register.

The meeting room number to enter if one is required is 745 734 335.

New: Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Collaboration and Leadership
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

When nurses lead, from the boardroom to the bedside, patient outcomes are better. That’s why two of the pillars in the IOM’s 2010 report on the future of nursing focus on leadership: Nurses need to be decision-makers in designing health systems and key collaborators on health care teams. Since the report’s release, nurse leadership on boards has grown and top nursing schools are offering more leadership and interdisciplinary preparation–but challenges remain. These are among findings presented by Olga Yakusheva , a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, as she reviews the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Register .

The meeting room number to enter if one is required is 741 121 097.

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

America needs a nursing workforce that is as diverse as the country itself. That’s why the Campaign for Action supports efforts to recruit and prepare a nursing workforce that reflects the country’s many populations and so can better understand people’s needs. What can Action Coalitions do to build on their progress in this area and make sure that this work can be sustained? Learn from peers in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania about their success creating long-lasting and effective diversity programs.

Register.

The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 740 040 853.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

March 3 webinar.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.
What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AcademyHealth’s Health Data Liberator Award
Nominations are due by March 29.

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

Campaign for Action Update: March 15, 2016

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Shout-Outs
Lots of Us Leaped Into Leadership 

The weeklong focus that started February 29 on getting nurses to report their leadership succeeded! During Leap Into Leadership week, more than 4,400 people visited the Nurses on Boards Coalition website, which saw a 42 percent increase in board service reported. That brings the total thus far to 1,768 nurses adding their valuable perspective on decision-making bodies.

Please continue encouraging nurses to report their board service.

News

Facing Shortage, N.D. Gets “Creative” in Hiring Nurses

By 2026, reports the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune , citing the state’s center for nursing, 21 percent of the country’s registered nurses will be retired. “Nursing faces critical job shortage” highlights the ways hospitals in North Dakota are trying to encourage new nurses to join their communities.

Read the article.

New Paper Urges Broader Concept of Community Health 

Recent interest in the role that hospitals play in improving community health beyond simply providing medical care has drawn similar attention to federal regulations. A new paper in Brookings’ series on building healthy communities examines those developments and considers especially an Affordable Care Act requirement that has nonprofit hospitals assessing and addressing neighborhood needs. The piece, by Sara Rosenbaum, professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, urges the Internal Revenue Service to take actions to encourage better partnerships between hospitals and their communities.

Read “Community Health Needs Assessment, and Community Health Improvement.”

Now Available in Paperback: IOM’s Progress Report on the Future of Nursing 

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing, released in December,is now out in book form. If you’re interested in buying the paperback, apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent. The code can be used for the same discount on the IOM’s original report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Purchase the progress report.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New: Abstracts Requested for Health Affairs Culture of Health Issue

The magazine “at the intersection of health, health care, and policy” plans to focus on the Culture of Health this fall, and is seeking abstracts. Health Affairs in November 2016 will publish research, analyses, and commentaries that explore various aspects of the Culture of Health and its four action areas: making health a shared value; fostering cross-sector collaboration; creating healthier, more equitable communities; and strengthening integration of health services and systems.

Read Health Affairs request.

Deadline: Abstracts are due to Health Affairs by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 28.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Many communities grapple with problems that fall in the gap between clinical care and other services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks solutions: Over the next five years, CMS will test models based on promising service delivery approaches that link beneficiaries with community services. CMS will award a total of 44 agreements to implement the Accountable Health Communities model, which is based on evidence that addressing health-related social needs through clinical-community links can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. For more information, visit   CMS Initiatives, or watch this webinar overview.

Extension: CMS is accepting applications until May 18 at 1 p.m. ET.

RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!

People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Learn more about the program in a March 24 webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 19. Apply for the program.

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Are you a member of the National League of Nursing pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator?  Apply for its 2016 Nursing Education Scholarship awards program. You must be a master’s or doctoral student enrolled in accredited program and who has completed at least half of your academic program.

Read more about the awards program.

Deadline: May 31 by 4:00 p.m. ET.

Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

New:Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

America needs a nursing workforce that is as diverse as the country itself. That’s why the Campaign for Action supports efforts to recruit and prepare a nursing workforce that reflects the country’s many populations and so can better understand people’s needs. What can Action Coalitions do to build on their progress in this area and make sure that this work can be sustained? Learn from peers in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania about their success creating long-lasting and effective diversity programs.

Register.

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 3-4 p.m. ET

Eighty percent of nurses should hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) by 2020, the Institute of Medicine said in 2010. The data shows progress is being made toward that goal, and research shows that hospitals with higher proportions of nurses with BSNs have better patient outcomes. Join Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, as she analyzes the shifts in nursing education and highlights challenges in meeting education goals. Discussing implications of the progress are:

  • Mary Lou Brunell, Executive Director of the Florida Center for Nursing
  • Jeanette R. Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, Chief Nurse and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Suzanne Miyamoto, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health
March 3 webinar.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.
What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AcademyHealth’s Health Data Liberator Award
Nominations are due by March 29.

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

2016 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program 
Applications are due by March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. Supporting documents must be postmarked by March 16.

RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

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

Stay in Touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive Our Mailings
The Campaign‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

Campaign for Action Update: March 8, 2016

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Breakthrough Nurse Leaders Speak About Promoting Change

 

“Nurses forging an evolution in their communities”: That is how Nurse.com describes fourCulture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing it profiled recently. Headlined “GameChangers,” the piece takes a look at work done by Leanne Lefler , PhD, APRN, in geriatrics; by Erica Joseph, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, in mental health; Lucia Alfano, MA, RN, in home health; and Andrea Tanner, MSN, RN, NCSN, in school nursing.

Read the article.

Read about the other six breakthrough nurse game changers–Katie Eilers, MPH, MSN, RN;Laure Marino, MSN, MS, FNP-BC, GNP-BC; Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN; Renee’ Menkens, MS, RNC; Gina Miranda-Diaz, MS/MPH, DNP, RN; Melissa Pinto, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Nurse Picked as CEO for D.C. Hospital

 

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed James Kyle, a registered nurse, to be chief executive officer at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. In the mayor’s announcement, she notes that, among other accomplishments, Kyle received a conferred doctoral degree in leadership.

Read more.


News

CDC Provides State-by-State Prevention Status ReportsIs your state red, yellow, or green when it comes to food safety? What about heart disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new online report allows users to see how their state is doing when it comes to policies and practices for 10 of the nation’s most important health problems. Summaries provide the color-coded warnings, and descriptions give specifics on how each state and D.C. is doing now and compared with 2013. Categories include alcohol-related harms, HIV, motor vehicle injuries, physical activity, and tobacco use.

Read more.

Hospital Succeeds With Advanced Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist Program

Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, Wisconsin was losing primary care providers but the rural facility turned things around by developing an advanced nurse practitioner hospitalist program.

Hear from those overseeing the shift in this seven-minute clip.

Hospitalist Program
Now Available in Paperback: IOM’s Progress Report on the Future of Nursing 

The latest report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the future of nursing has been downloaded 5,300 times since its release in December, and now the book is finally out. If you’re interested in buying the paperback, apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent on Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing . The code can be used for the same discount on the IOM’s original report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Purchase the progress report.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities 

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Many communities grapple with problems that fall in the gap between clinical care and other services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks solutions: Over the next five years, CMS will test models based on promising service delivery approaches that link beneficiaries with community services. CMS will award a total of 44 agreements to implement the Accountable Health Communities model, which is based on evidence that addressing health-related social needs through clinical-community links can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. For more information, visit   CMS Initiatives, or watch this webinar overview.

Extension: C MS is accepting applications until May 18 at 1 p.m. ET.

RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!

People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Learn more about the program in a March 24 webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 19. Apply for the program.

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Are you a member of the National League of Nursing pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator?  Apply for its 2016 Nursing Education Scholarship awards program. You must be a master’s or doctoral student enrolled in accredited program and who has completed at least half of your academic program.

Read more about the awards program.

Deadline: May 31 by 4:00 p.m. ET.

Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

New: Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 3-4 p.m. ET

Eighty percent of nurses should hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) by 2020, the Institute of Medicine said in 2010. Recent data show progress toward that goal, and research shows that hospitals with higher proportions of nurses with BSNs have better patient outcomes. Join Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, as she analyzes the shifts in nursing education and highlights challenges in meeting education goals. Discussing implications of the progress are:

  • Suzanne Mitamoto, senior director of government affairs and health policy at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Mary Lou Brunell, executive director of the Florida Center for Nursing

Register

 

Webinars Hosted by Others

 

Partnering With Lawyers to Address the Social Determinants of Health: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health

Date: March 10
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

True community health depends on collaboration by people from all walks of life and organizations from many sectors. Join Healthy People 2020, ChangeLab Solutions, Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership, the Cincinnati Health Department, and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership to learn how you can build nontraditional partnerships to improve your community’s health. This webinar will explore innovative approaches to address the social determinants of health, including, for example, how adding lawyers to one health care team assisted in the treatment of asthma. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates: 

AcademyHealth’s Health Data Liberator Award
Nominations are due by March 29.

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6. 

2016 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program 
Applications are due by March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. Supporting documents must be postmarked by March 16.

RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

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