Campaign for Action Update: June 21, 2016

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of June 21. In this week’s update, find shout-outs; news; 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
Culture of Health Meetings Get Started: First Stop, Omaha
Congratulations to all those gathered for the first of two Culture of Health meetings happening this summer. The Nebraska Action Coalition is co-hosting the June 21-22 meeting in Omaha; activities are intended to show how Action Coalitions are building a Culture of Health, and provide actions that can further the movement. #CultureofHealth is trending, literally (online) and metaphorically (among participants in Nebraska). Two tweetsfrom the first morning gave perspectives on the energy there: The convergence of #CultureofHealth with social determinants of health makes me smile. (Thank you, Jessica Gonzalez, RN, aka @senorajess, of Indiana.) And this: It is imperative to create systems & processes to bridge gap between healthcare & social services. (Thanks, Connecticut League for Nursing, aka @ctleaguenursing)

Track #CultureofHealth online at: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cultureofhealth&src=typd.

Read more about the Nebraska session.

The second meeting, also co-sponsored by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, is July 13-14 in Knoxville and is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Action Coalition.

News

Working Group Produces Wide Range of Ideas on Scope of Practice Laws

The executive editor for health care at Politico recently gathered health experts to review the state of scope of practice laws, particularly regarding physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The “working group of high-level voices” brought together to identify trends and policy options included primary and specialty physicians, nurses and NPs, PAs and researchers, including Winifred Quinn, PhD, director, Advocacy and Consumer Affairs at the Center for Champion Nursing in America. The resulting inside assessment includes comments showing many facets of a fast-moving issue. Read more.

VA Still Soliciting Comments; Campaign Offers Some Language

Regulations.gov has seemingly received more response to this proposal than it has ever received before: Last month, the Veterans Health Administration opened for public comment its proposal to allow all four types of advanced practice registered nurses in VA facilities to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Such a move would allow more veterans to receive excellent care, more quickly.

Now the Campaign for Action has provided some points you can include in a comment to the VA. Comments are allowed up to July 25. Read more about the proposal, and ideas to include in your email to the VA.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities 

New – Harvard Public Health School Offers Executive Training

Harvard Leadership Trainings intersect with the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action in several ways, notably in an emphasis on leadership development. A new program for nurse executives takes place in two weeklong sessions: This fall, the focus is on leadership, and next spring, on strategic planning. Other executive education programs and continuing education courses at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health include management, public health education, and organizational strategy. Learn more about the sessions offered.  

Community Colleges Can Apply for Grant to Go Smoke-Free

The Truth Initiative says it is “inspiring tobacco-free lives,” and wants to inspire community colleges to begin smoke-free policies. America’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past is offering a grant to help colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policy.

Deadline: July 15. Learn more about the program.

CDC Funding Available to Land Grant Institutions in High Obesity States 

Obesity continues to be a national public health problem. To encourage solutions, the Centers for Disease Control is offering funding opportunities to land grant colleges or universities in a states with counties that have an adult obesity rate of over 40 percent. The monies would go to solutions that include efforts to identify barriers and create interventions.

Deadline: August 2. Read the funding announcement.

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.

STEM Programs Can Add Up to More Diversity in Nursing

Date: Thursday, June 30

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The dearth of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) might contribute to the U.S. losing its edge when it comes to innovation, says the National Institutes of Health–but as a result, there are now a number of innovative STEM programs that target young students in diverse, disadvantaged communities. Attendees at this webinar will discuss those programs, and strategies Action Coalition can use to strengthen their diversity action plans. This focus on STEM programs can help sustain and expand diversity efforts and lead to a nursing workforce that reflects the demographics of the nation.

Register.

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:

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 

Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Fundraising and Coalition Building 

Nurses as Partners in Redesigning Health Care
Summary of the April 25 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Apply for the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice program 
Deadline: July 15 at 11:59 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: June 14, 2016

Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of June 14. In this week’s update, find shout-outs; news; 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
Massachusetts Updates Its Core Competencies Toolkit 
Congratulations to the Massachusetts Action Coalition for updating its Nursing Core Competencies Toolkit. The changes, as explained in slides used in a webinar earlier this year, reflect the many factors of a culture of health, and include a new framework by which to define and expand diversity. The toolkit was part of the work created for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing program.

News

Nursing Organizations Talk Climate, Health at White House

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments came to Washington to advocate for a healthier climate, and the Texas Team’s Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, wrote about the experiencefor the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. On May 25, senior officials from the White House reviewed a new report on the topic, and talked with nurses to discuss nursing’s role in education, research and practice when it comes to environment and health.

VA still soliciting comments; Campaign offers some language 

The Federal Register has seemingly received more response to this proposal than it has ever received before: Last month, the Veterans Health Administration opened for public comment its proposal to allow all four types of advanced practice registered nurses in VA facilities to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Such a move would allow more veterans to receive excellent care, more quickly.

Now the Campaign for Action has provided some points you can include in a comment to the VA. Comments are allowed up to July 25. Read more about the proposal, and ideas to include in your email to the VA.

Community Groups Partner to Improve Housing 

Two new policy briefs give a window on the good that can happen when the public health and housing sectors work together. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health blogtakes a look at Curry County, Oregon, where a connection was made between housing and health equity. Read the policy briefs that outline the links, and learn how health impact assessments can affect your community.

Encouragement Comes From the Top for Nurses to Enter the Boardroom

Nurses on Boards Coalition Executive Director Laurie Benson, BSN, has advice for nurses who could be serving on boards: Don’t think you’re too busy. Benson delivers three other powerful messages, too, in an interview in HealthLeaders Media. For example: “There’s an element of health in almost everything,” she says, so go for boards even if they don’t seem to be obviously health-related. The Nurses on Boards Coalition is working to put at least 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020; says Benson, “Our work is not done.”  Read the full article.

Health Providers Across the U.S. Explain Interprofessional Successes

At 16 health facilities across the country, researchers interviewed nurses, physicians, pharmacists, students, therapists, and professionals from other disciplines who work together in new ways to provide the best care possible. A new nine-minute video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows the health care professionals talking about how they and their teammates reach consensus that leads to better health. Watch the video.

Just Out: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Education

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the Academic Progression in Nursingprogram, and the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently wrote a set of responses tofrequently asked questions about academic progression. Answers include the definition of NCSBN’s role in overseeing the RN-to-BSN programs, an explanation of how nursing programs can gain access to workforce data, and a review of the steps taken to make sure the NCLEX, the examination for licensing of nurses, is up to date. Read the frequently asked questions.

Building on the Campaign to Create a Healthier America: Summer Meetings 

All Action Coalitions will be invited to one of two meetings this summer co-sponsored by theCampaign for Action and designed to show the powerful overlap between their work on the Campaign pillars and a Culture of Health.  The June 21-22 gathering in Omaha is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Action Coalition, and the July 13-14 event in Knoxville is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Action Coalition.

The goals of both will be the same, including activities to help participants understand how their ongoing collaborations already are building a Culture of Health, learn how to develop strategies for building a Culture of Health, and communicate more easily about the movement. Staff from the Campaign will be in touch with Action Coalitions about which session they are invited to attend. If you have questions about the meetings, contact Natalie Moulding  at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Community Colleges Can Apply for Grant to Go Smoke-Free

The Truth Initiative says it is “inspiring tobacco-free lives,” and wants to inspire community colleges to begin smoke-free policies. America’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past is offering a grant to help colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policy.

Deadline: July 15. Learn more about the program.

CDC Funding Available to Land Grant Institutions in High Obesity States 

Obesity continues to be a national public health problem. To encourage solutions, the Centers for Disease Control is offering funding opportunities to land grant colleges or universities in a states with counties that have an adult obesity rate of over 40 percent. The monies would go to solutions that include efforts to identify barriers and create interventions.

Deadline: August 2. Read the funding announcement.

“Engaging Businesses for Health”- The Private Sector and a Culture of Health

As the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) works with others to build a Culture of Health, it seeks ways in which the private sector’s investments are leading to healthier communities. To find the evidence to build this business case, RWJF will fund up to eight research projects providing evidence on topics including business investment in healthy community environments, and community health and market effects on businesses.

Deadline: June 14 at 3 p.m. ET. Find out how to apply.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.

STEM Programs Can Add Up to More Diversity in Nursing

Date: Thursday, June 30

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The dearth of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) might contribute to the U.S. losing its edge when it comes to innovation, says the National Institutes of Health–but as a result, there are now a number of innovative STEM programs that target young students in diverse, disadvantaged communities. Attendees at this webinar will discuss those programs, and strategies Action Coalition can use to strengthen their diversity action plans. This focus on STEM programs can help sustain and expand diversity efforts and lead to a nursing workforce that reflects the demographics of the nation.

Register.

Webinars Hosted by Others

“First Look: Giving USA 2016”

Date: Wednesday, June 15

Time: 1 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Want to learn about what recent trends in giving might mean for your organization? Campbell & Company hosts this webinar that will cover broad and sector-specific philanthropic trends, potential opportunities and challenges, and what the implications are for your fundraising goals and program strategies.

Register.


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:

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 

Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Fundraising and Coalition Building 

Nurses as Partners in Redesigning Health Care
Summary of the April 25 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AACN Innovations in Graduate Population Health Curriculum Awards
Deadline: June 17
Apply for the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice program 
Deadline: July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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

Campaign for Action News: June 7, 2016

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Shout-out
Two Honored for Excellence in Nursing in Rural Wisconsin 
The Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulates two outstanding nurses honored by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative for the high quality of their nursing care: Carl Lash, RN, of Black River Memorial Hospital won the Kristi Hund Excellence in Nursing Award, and Scott Blackledge, RN, BSN, of Stoughton Hospital received the Kristi Hund Nurse Excellence Award. The Cooperative, a co-lead of the Wisconsin Action Coalition, notes that both nurses contribute to the high standards of nursing practice in hosp itals serving rural communities. The annual awards recognize well-educated nurses who are well-rounded at clinical practice, and can respond to a variety of age groups, diagnoses, and patient emergencies. For the first time, both awards went to men–demonstrating Wisconsin’s commitment to expanding diversity in the workforce.

News

Strong Campaign Supporter Now President-Elect of AARP Board

AARP has just announced its new board of directors, and the moves include the appointment of Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, as president-elect. Georges, a long-time AARP board member, has been an especially strong supporter of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

“She is a long-time Campaign supporter and advocate for nursing, with a deep understanding of the role nurses can play in helping consumers and their families get and stay well,” said Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director of the AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist of the Center to Champion Nursing in America. Georges takes over in 2018. Read more about Georges.
The Campaign Dashboard Is Now Updated

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action dashboard has been updated with recent numbers, and also new measures. The biggest shift for the dashboard, which uses graphics and numbers to show progress toward reaching the Campaign goals to improve America’s health through nursing, is its new diversity measure. This important factor had been tracked before, but divided among other categories of measurement. Among other updates is a change to workforce data, which now focuses on shifts in supply, demand, and education.

The Dashboard can be found in the resources section of the website as well as on the each issue page.

The Evidence Is In, and Posted: Experts’ Webinars Now Online
What has changed, exactly, in the wake of the 2010 report on the future of nursing? That’s what the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked a number of research experts. Their findings from thorough examinations of studies over the years became four separate webinars, which are now posted on the Campaign website. Each webinar–on scope of practice, nursing education, nurses as partners in redesigning health care, and workforce planning–includes an audio recording, the slides shown, and a written summary.

Just Out: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Education
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the Academic Progression in Nursing program, and the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently wrote a set of responses to frequently asked questions about academic progression. Answers include the definition of NCSBN’s role in overseeing the RN-to-BSN programs, an explanation of how nursing programs can gain access to workforce data, and a review of the steps taken to make sure the NCLEX, the examination for licensing of nurses, is up to date. Read the frequently asked questions.


In Opening Days, VA Proposal Draws Huge Response


Last week, the Weekly Update noted that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sought public comment on its proposal to change regulations for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The public was loud: As of June 2, the proposal that APRNs in VA facilities be allowed to provide health care services to the full extent of their education and training received more than 10,000 comments on the Federal Register.

(Chime in if you haven’t already. The comment period goes through July 25.)

Building on the Campaign to Create a Healthier America: Summer Meetings

All Action Coalitions will be invited to one of two meetings this summer co-sponsored by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and designed to show the powerful overlap between their work on the Campaign pillars and a Culture of Health.  The June 21-22 gathering in Omaha is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Action Coalition, and the July 13-14 event in Knoxville is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Action Coalition.

The goals of both will be the same, including activities to help participants understand how their ongoing collaborations already are building a Culture of Health, learn how to develop strategies for building a Culture of Health, and communicate more easily about the movement. Staff from the Campaign will be in touch with Action Coalitions about which session they are invited to attend. If you have questions about the meetings, contact Natalie Moulding  at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities


New: 
Community Colleges Can Apply for Grant to Go Smoke-Free

The Truth Initiative says it is “inspiring tobacco-free lives,” and wants to inspire community colleges to begin smoke-free policies. America’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past is offering a grant to help colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policy.

Deadline: July 15. Learn more about the program.
New: CDC Funding Available to Land Grant Institutions in High Obesity States 

Obesity continues to be a national public health problem. To encourage solutions, the Centers for Disease Control is offering funding opportunities to land grant colleges or universities in a states with counties that have an adult obesity rate of over 40 percent. The monies would go to solutions that include efforts to identify barriers and create interventions.

Deadline: August 2. Read the funding announcement.

“Engaging Businesses for Health”- The Private Sector and a Culture of Health

As the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) works with others to build a Culture of Health, it seeks ways in which the private sector’s investments are leading to healthier communities. To find the evidence to build this business case, RWJF will fund up to eight research projects providing evidence on topics including business investment in healthy community environments, and community health and market effects on businesses.

Deadline: June 14 at 3 p.m. ET. Find out how to apply.

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.

STEM Programs Can Add Up to More Diversity in Nursing

Date: Thursday, June 30

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The dearth of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) might contribute to the U.S. losing its edge when it comes to innovation, says the National Institutes of Health–but as a result, there are now a number of innovative STEM programs that target young students in diverse, disadvantaged communities. Attendees at this webinar will discuss those programs, and strategies Action Coalition can use to strengthen their diversity action plans. This focus on STEM programs can help sustain and expand diversity efforts and lead to a nursing workforce that reflects the demographics of the nation.

Register.

Webinars Hosted by Others

“First Look: Giving USA 2016”

Date: Wednesday, June 15

Time: 1 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Want to learn about what recent trends in giving might mean for your organization? Campbell & Company hosts this webinar that will cover broad and sector-specific philanthropic trends, potential opportunities and challenges, and what the implications are for your fundraising goals and program strategies.

Register.


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:

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 

Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Fundraising and Coalition Building 

Nurses as Partners in Redesigning Health Care
Summary of the April 25 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AACN Innovations in Graduate Population Health Curriculum Awards
Deadline: June 17
Apply for the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice program 
Deadline: July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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

Campaign for Action Update: May 31, 2016

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Shout-Out

Arkansas Workshop Blends Education Efforts With Culture of Health

Congratulations to the Arkansas Action Coalition for its successful workshop that linked its education work to the Culture of Health. On May 23, 75 nurses came together in Little Rock for “Envisioning Nursing Education Curriculum to Transform the Future of Nursing,” a daylong session whose goals included building a more highly educated nursing workforce in the state that will collaborate with others in the community for better health for all. Arkansas says the speakers were well-received as they reviewed curricular models, provided updates on academic progression, and helped participants envision the nurse of the future within a Culture of Health.

News
Pennsylvania Senate to Hear Bill to Ease Scope Restrictions; Research Backs It Up

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania is well-timed: A state Senate committee just sent to the full Senate a bill that would remove the requirement that nurses maintain written contracts with physicians to practice and prescribe medicine. Also in mid-May, findings from “Effects of Regulation and Payment Policies on Nurse Practitioners’ Clinical Practices” include the fact that nurse practitioners are 13 percent more likely to work in primary care in states whose laws allow them to work to the full extent of their training and education. The study was funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read more about the bill, and the study.

VA One Step Closer to Allowing APRNs Full Practice Authority

Good news for veterans who might soon have more options for care: On May 25, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs proposal to amend its restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in VA facilities was listed in the Federal Register for public comment, a key step toward passage. The proposal would authorize APRNs to provide health care services to the full extent of their education and training; the decision-making includes the public’s perspective, so weigh in now. The comments period ends July 25.

A Word About the Newsletter

Now that the Campaign‘s website has a blog that can be updated regularly with news about nurses, nursing, and healthier communities, the Campaign will no longer send out its Advancing Health quarterly newsletter. The blog gives Action Coalitions and the Campaign a way to update others more quickly and with more flexibility, while addressing a broader audience.

Post and Find New Resources on the Campaign Website

We hope you have spent some time on the new Campaign for Action website, inaugurated last month. Now that you’ve dipped in a toe, it’s time to jump in. Does your Action Coalition have a resource that others can learn from or use? Use this form to describe the resource and how it can help other Action Coalitions, and provide a link. Suggest a resource.

Building on the Campaign to Create a Healthier America: Summer Meetings

All Action Coalitions will be invited to one of two meetings this summer co-sponsored by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and designed to show the powerful overlap between their work on the Campaign pillars and a Culture of Health.  The June 21-22 gathering in Omaha is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Action Coalition, and the July 13-14 event in Knoxville is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Action Coalition.

The goals of both will be the same, including activities to help participants understand how their ongoing collaborations already are building a Culture of Health, learn how to develop strategies for building a Culture of Health, and communicate more easily about the movement. Staff from the Campaign will be in touch with Action Coalitions about which session they are invited to attend. If you have questions about the meetings, contact Natalie Moulding  at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
“Engaging Businesses for Health”- The Private Sector and a Culture of Health

As the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) works with others to build a Culture of Health, it seeks ways in which the private sector’s investments are leading to healthier communities. To find the evidence to build this business case, RWJF will fund up to eight research projects providing evidence on topics including business investment in healthy community environments, and community health and market effects on businesses.

Deadline: June 14 at 3 p.m. ET. Find out how to apply.

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: June 17. Read more.


Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice

Are you part of an accredited nursing school with graduate programs that wants to develop a creative, robust, and sustainable interprofessional initiative in a community-based clinical setting? 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.

STEM Programs Can Add Up to More Diversity in Nursing

Date: Thursday, June 30

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The dearth of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) might contribute to the U.S. losing its edge when it comes to innovation, says the National Institutes of Health–but as a result, there are now a number of innovative STEM programs that target young students in diverse, disadvantaged communities. Attendees at this webinar will discuss those programs, and strategies Action Coalition can use to strengthen their diversity action plans. This focus on STEM programs can help sustain and expand diversity efforts and lead to a nursing workforce that reflects the demographics of the nation.

Register.

Webinars Hosted by Others

New: “First Look: Giving USA 2016”

Date: Wednesday, June 15

Time: 1 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Want to learn about what recent trends in giving might mean for your organization? Campbell & Company hosts this webinar that will cover broad and sector-specific philanthropic trends, potential opportunities and challenges, and what the implications are for your fundraising goals and program strategies.

Register.


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:

Nurses as Partners in Redesigning Health Care
Summary of the April 25 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

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

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
(caution: sound starts when link opens).

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