Campaign for Action Update: August 9, 2016

 

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Shout-Out

Wisconsin SIP Project Manager Named Chair of School of Nursing

Congratulations to Carol Sabel, PhD, RN, CNE, for being named chair of the School of Nursing at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Sabel is active with the Wisconsin Center for Nursing, a co-lead of the Action Coalition, as the grant project manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Program. She was associate dean of the master of nursing program in the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing at Alverno College, also in Milwaukee.

News

No Weekly Update Next Week 

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s Weekly Update will be on hiatus August 16. We will return August 23.

Numbers Marking Progress Have Been Updated

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action gauges progress on a number of fronts, and many of those have just been updated with new figures. The primary indicators were updated in June, and now the same has been done for secondary indicators on the Campaign Dashboard. Read more about the latest numbers on education, diversity, workforce data, leadership, access to care, and other Campaign pillars on the website.

Study Shows Shorter ER Waits When Nurses’ Responsibilities Expanded

If hospitals expand nurses’ responsibilities in the emergency room for certain types of treatments, patients can leave much sooner, finds a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The study’s lead author told EMSWorld, “For certain patients, nurse-driven protocols can dramatically decrease the amount of time they spend in the emergency department. …It helps everyone in the ER by reducing crowding.” One such protocol: administering acetaminophen for those with fever. The study concludes: “A cooperative and collaborative interdisciplinary group is essential to success.”

Radford School of Nursing Joins Collaborative Community Effort
In Wise, Virginia, 10 members of Radford’s School of Nursing joined an annual massive effort to deliver health care to more than 2,000 underserved Virginians. At this year’s Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in early July, 1,200 health care providers and other volunteers delivered medical, dental, vision, and preventive care. It’s the latest example of Radford’s preparing nurses by getting them out in the field. Among Radford volunteers was faculty member Kemberly Campbell, MSN, RN, who called it a “valuable experience for the students to see the reality of health care when access is limited or unavailable.” RAM is part of a nonprofit volunteer medical relief corps that offers such clinics where it is needed around the world.

Gap Widens Between Rich and Poor in Health Care Use, Costs 

Since 2004, the gap has widened between rich and poor when it comes to health care, finds an analysis published in the July Health Affairs of 50 years of data. It wasn’t always so (Medicare and Medicaid shifted the balance in the 1970s), but today, copayments and deductibles are most likely the reason that the middle class and poor are paying more for care than they used to, and so seeking it less. Report authors discuss their findings in a commentary published in The Hill.

Pack Meals for Seniors in Need on September 11 

AARP Foundation, which, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP, backs the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, invites volunteers to be a part of its annual day of service. P eople of all ages are asked to spend 90 minutes (or more!) at the National Mall September 11-12, in the effort to pack 1.5 million meals for hungry residents served by the Capital Area Food Bank. The charitable event is a tribute to veterans and first responders on what will mark the 15th year after the attacks of September 11. Find out more at the Meal Pack Challenge website. If you want to volunteer as a group, please contact Darryl Lockett at AARP,  dlockett@aarp.org.

Send Us News of Your Webinars

Remember, the Weekly Update now lists webinars held by Action Coalitions. Let us know of an online event you’re hosting: Send title, date, time, and description to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Modern Healthcare Seeks Nominations for Exceptional Nurses

Calling exceptional nurses at all levels: Modern Healthcare,  the health magazine, has teamed up with the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility at the Emory University School of Nursing to celebrate, for the second year, nurses who are out in front. Now is the time to nominate those who show exemplary leadership in advancing care through nursing, and developing innovative programs, in the Excellence in Nursing Awards.

Because nurses are in executive suites as well as delivering care alone and on teams in hospitals, health systems, and in the community, the awards for leaders in nursing are in six categories: unit/departmental; senior-level; the Lillian Carter exemplary acts; team-achievement; diversity; and rising stars. Last year, the inaugural year, featured three categories. (See last year’s winners.)

Nominations deadline: October 7.  Winners will be announced January 16.

Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for 2017 Future of Nursing Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, the better to create a Culture of Health. The program has issued a call for proposals for schools that want to apply for funding to support its scholars. Schools selected will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars.

Schools interested in learning more can participate in an optional Web conference call on August 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. You must register in advance. Proposals are due September 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

Partnership for a Healthier America’s 2017 Summit Invites Speakers, Presenters

If your expertise concerns childhood obesity or communities especially affected by the crisis, you’re invited to address others who are also trying to solve this problem. The Partnership for a Healthier America will hold its annual summit next May, and seeks a diverse set of experts to lead some of its popular breakout sessions about solutions or innovations. The Partnership works with the private sector to improve our nation’s health, starting with youngsters and communities most in need.

Those interested should return completed applications for the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, D.C., no later than September 1.

Nursing Journal Requests Pieces for Future of Nursing Issue

Nursing Education Perspectives will devote one of its six issues a year to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and particularly seeks submissions from Action Coalitions writing about their efforts to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The idea for the special issue is thanks to the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition, following its work on transforming education. The research journal, which is produced by the National League for Nursing, prefers data-based manuscripts.

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 Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Webinars Hosted by Action Coalitions 

New – “Expand Your Mind and Heart Through Reflective Practice”

Host: Tennessee Action Coalition

Date: Tuesday, September 13

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care are, much like the Culture of Health, founded on the belief that everyone deserves fair and equal rights in health care. The Tennessee Action Coalition will soon host the third of six webinars based on those Standards of Practice. The one-hour session introduces the value of reflective practice and critical reflection — ways of critiquing one’s practice as well as examining values, beliefs, and cultural heritage.

Presenting will be Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, associate professor of nursing at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Register 

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Lessons Learned: Gaining Full Practice Authority in Nebraska

STEM Programs to Grow a Diverse Nursing Workforce

Fundraising and Coalition Building

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 
Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF’s Initiative:Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated 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: August 2, 2016

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Shout-Out

A Culture of Health Summer, In Photos 

Over two sessions in two cities in the past two months, almost all Action Coalitions, plus some Breakthrough Nurse Leaders and RWJF’s Public Health Nurse Leaders, participated in training and conversations on ways to build a Culture of Health. Through consultations, Q&As with experts, conversation among panelists, the ideas flowed in both Omaha and Knoxville, where the workshops were held. In the coming months, you’ll hear more of how the inspiration has been turned into action, but meanwhile, the Campaign offers a look at what went on.

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Take a Look at the Campaign PowerPoint Presentation (and the Do’s and Don’ts)

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action PowerPoint regularly updates its slide presentation so you have a tailored way to talk to others about your Action Coalition’s work. One update worth noting: We have spelled out the guidelines to make clear what you are allowed to use and alter, and posted that disclaimer. The rules mostly address protected copyrighted materials, especially photos and images, that are licensed by the Campaign but owned by others. If you have questions about how to use the presentation, contact Campaign staff for assistance.

Program Focuses on Nurses, Team-Based Community Care 
A unique alliance of four foundations is behind a new two-year program to help nurses lead the way in providing team-based care in their communities. As reported online in Health Affairs, the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice program will choose 16 schools to build new models for multiple professions to work together. Susan B. Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the Campaign, came up with the idea as one way to strengthen community-based programs. RWJF is collaborating with The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on the program, which starts with a three-day training in October at the University of Minnesota.

Connecticut Education Efforts Lead to Journal Opportunity 

A respected, peer-reviewed research journal invites Action Coalitions to send articles about their work and successes on the Institute of Medicine recommendations, as noted in the July 25 Weekly Update. The road leading to that invitation is worth noting as well.

Read the Campaign’ s short report on how efforts to improve nursing education by the dean and assistant dean of Fairfield University’s Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, working with the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition statewide director, evolved into a special edition of the National League for Nursing journal that will be focused on nursing. (Read more about that invitation below, under “opportunities.”)

Pack Meals for Seniors in Need on September 11 

AARP Foundation, which, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP, backs the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, invites volunteers to be a part of its annual day of service . People of all ages are asked to spend 90 minutes (or more!) at the National Mall September 11-12, in the foundation’s effort to pack 1.5 million meals for hungry residents served by the Capital Area Food Bank. The charitable event is a tribute to veterans and first responders on what will mark the 15th year after the attacks of September 11. Find out more and sign up at the Meal Pack Challenge website. If you want to volunteer as a group, please contact Darryl Lockett at AARP,  dlockett@aarp.org.

Send Us News of Your Webinars

Remember, the Weekly Update now lists webinars held by Action Coalitions. Let us know of an online event you’re hosting: Send title, date, time, and description  to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
New
– Partnership for a Healthier America’s 2017 Summit Invites Speakers, Presenters

If your expertise concerns childhood obesity or communities especially affected by the crisis, you’re invited to address others who are also trying to solve this problem. The Partnership for a Healthier America will hold its annual summit next May, and seeks a diverse set of experts to lead some of its popular breakout sessions about solutions or innovations. The Partnership works with the private sector to improve our nation’s health, starting with youngsters and communities most in need.

 

Those interested should return completed applications for the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC, no later than September 1.
Nursing Journal Requests Pieces for Future of Nursing Issue

Nursing Education Perspectives  will devote one of its six issues a year to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and invites submissions now. Articles are to be based on the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the report that kicked off the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. The National League for Nursing’s research journal prefers data-based manuscripts, and particularly seeks submissions from Action Coalitions.

Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for 2017 Future of Nursing Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, the better to create a Culture of Health. The program has issued a call for proposals for schools that want to apply for funding to support its scholars. Schools selected will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars.

Schools interested in learning more can participate in an optional Web conference call on August 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. You must register in advance. Proposals are due September 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

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 Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Webinars of Interest


Better Health Within Five Years? CDC Offers the Evidence 

Date: Tuesday, August 9

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) has identified a range of community-wide approaches associated with improved health, and wants to talk about it. John Auerbach, CDC’s associate director for policy, will give real-world examples of its new High-Five initiative (formally, Health Impact in Five Years) in a webinar hosted by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the CDC. Auerbach and other experts will highlight nonclinical, cost-effective interventions that will help improve health within five years (or sooner).

Register for next week’s session on early childhood intervention.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Lessons Learned: Gaining Full Practice Authority in Nebraska

STEM Programs to Grow a Diverse Nursing Workforce

Fundraising and Coalition Building

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 
Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF’s Initiative:Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated 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: July 26, 2016

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of July 26. 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

Encouraging Nurses to Join Boards

Thanks to AnnMarie Lee Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, and Connie Mullinix, PhD, MBA, RN, for raising their voices to encourage oncology nurses to join boards. Walton, a Campaign for Action 2014 Breakthrough Nurse Leader, and Mullinix, a member of the North Carolina Action Coalition and a nursing faculty member at East Carolina University, make the point in a powerful way in a piece in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing that cites both the Nurses on Boards Coalition and the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that nurses should “lead change to advance health care.” Write Walton and Mullinix, “Board service as an oncology nurse is a chance to use hard-earned skills in communication, safety, quality, and advocacy in a new venue and to be at the table to make decisions that have a significant impact on the health of the community.” (Here is a link to the piece, which is behind a paywall.)

News

FTC Joins AARP, RWJF in Support of VA Nursing Proposal

The Federal Trade Commission is the latest large entity to comment in favor of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposal to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice with full authority in VA facilities, following the written support from AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. According to a recent poll,  they’re in good company: 88 percent of Americans support the proposed VA rule. The poll, by Veterans Deserve Care, a grassroots campaign led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, also showed 91 percent of respondents with a veteran in their family support the proposed change. More than 167,000 comments were received during the public comment period, which ended July 25. (Good job, all.)

President Obama Signs Opioids Bill Into Law

President Barack Obama, as expected, last week signed into law the Senate bill that will allow nurses to prescribe buprenorphine to ease symptoms of those going through withdrawals from opioid use. Among those praising it was Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, president of the Emergency Nurses Association, who said in a news release,  “Emergency department visits linked to misuse or abuse of prescription opioids have risen by more than 50 percent since 2004,” and that the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is a “major step in the right direction for battling the opioid epidemic and heroin crisis.”

Nurse’s Editorial: We’re Best Positioned to Push Culture of Health

Public Health Nursing makes a smart case for why nurses are “in a unique position to help professionals working in the health care system understand and incorporate the social determinants of health into their practice.”

In her editorial that focuses especially on children’s health, Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN, notes that public health nurses have long known that living conditions including housing and air quality have a huge impact on health, and that for all nurses, every health care encounter is a chance for a nurse to assess what a child and her family face at home. In a country that spends more than others on health with poor rankings to show for it, Cox also suggests that nurses can get involved in policy efforts to lead to improve a healthier population.

Looking for Inspiration to Build Healthier Communities

Are you looking for ideas around building a Culture of Health? Look no further than this website run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The site,”NCCDPHP Success Stories,” features dozens of stories about how good organizations are doing great things to help a Culture of Health blossom nationwide. (The abbreviation is for National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.) Read more .

A Lively Chat on Living Better: Tune In and Learn

The goal is audacious–help 100 million people live health lives by 2020–but as you will hear, it is grounded in reality. This Thursday, hear from the people who are making it happen in a free online program sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). “100 Million Healthier Lives: From Vision to Reality,” airing 2 to 3 p.m. ET, will be a review of the initiative’s past two years and a look at the plans in place for the coming four years. Learn more and enroll here.

IHI started its whimsically named but practical WIHI years ago. The twice-a-month one-hour broadcasts on various health topics feature a host, guest experts, and questions from listeners. Chats can be heard live or downloaded from the archive .

Weekly Update Now Promoting Action Coalition Webinars

The Weekly Update is expanding its webinar listings to include those held by Action Coalitions. If your organization is hosting an online event that might be of interest to others, please let us know so we can let others know too. Send the title, date, time, and description  to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New-Nursing Journal Requests Pieces for Future of Nursing Issue

Nursing Education Perspectives will devote one of its six issues a year to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and invites submissions now. Articles are to be based on the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the report that kicked off the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action . The National League for Nursing’s research journal prefers data-based manuscripts, and particularly seeks submissions from Action Coalitions.

Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for 2017 Future of Nursing Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, the better to create a Culture of Health. The program has issued a call for proposals for schools that want to apply for funding to support its scholars. Schools selected will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars.

Schools interested in learning more can participate in an optional Web conference call on August 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. You must register in advance. Proposals are due September 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

RWJF Funds Research That Expands Evidence for Culture of Health  

To encourage research on the way specific policies, programs, and partnerships affect health and well-being, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is awarding funds in its Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health  initiative. The funds are an effort to support creative, rigorous research -especially for novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about the initiative.

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 Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Lessons Learned: Gaining Full Practice Authority in Nebraska

STEM Programs to Grow a Diverse Nursing Workforce

Fundraising and Coalition Building

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 
Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

CDC Funding Available to Land Grant Institutions in High Obesity States

Deadline: August 2

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: July 19, 2016

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Shout-Out

Campaign for Action Recognizes Two More 2016 AAN Fellows

In the July 5 Weekly Update, the Campaign congratulated the 164 new fellows picked by the American Academy of Nursing, noting especially six who are involved with the Campaign. We have since learned that two more of the 2016 fellows are associated with the Campaign. We are proud to congratulate them now:

  • Ann Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, Missouri Action Coalition
  • Suzanne Staebler, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, FAANP, Georgia Action Coalition

News

Deadline Nears to Support VA Proposal for Nurses, Veterans 

Monday is the last day to register your point of view about whether veterans deserve to get the full care they deserve from nurses. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs proposed that nurses be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training in VA facilities, and for 60 days has sought comments from the public at Regulations.gov.

The American Nurses Association offers one more way you can raise your voice and ask others to as well: Wednesday, the ANA hosts a Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclaps allow thousands of people to send out one message online at once — sort of a virtual flash mob. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, be a part of the virtual crowd and, in ANA’s words, “Tell the VA that veterans need access to care faster, without having to jump through hoops.”

Senate Passes Bill to Allow Nurses to Aid Those With Addictions

Nurses soon will have a bigger role in fighting America’s opioid epidemic. July 13, the Senate passed a bill that allows nurses with special training to prescribe buprenorphine. The bill goes a long way toward treating the crisis as a public health problem, not one addressed strictly through law enforcement. Read the Campaign‘s post.

New Report Assesses Duties, Stress Levels of Mental Health Caregivers 

Two leaders of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action write about family caregiving and mental health in a post that should resonate with many. Whether you are a nurse who has been trained formally or a family caregiver who has been taught by life itself, as the piece says, chances are we all know someone whose family deals with mental health issues. Originally posted on AARP’s Public Policy Institute’s blog , the piece by Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America; and Jennifer Peed, MSW, director of the Office of Center Integration and deputy director, RWJF State Implementation Program, reviews research showing some 8.4 million family caregivers are supporting someone with a mental illness.

 

Maryland Action Coalition Gathered Leaders in Nursing Education for 2016 Summit

The Maryland Action Coalition hosted more than 100 leaders from various health professions, educational institutions, and health care organizations for its June 27 summit. Opening up with the keynote address on nursing education were Joan I. Warren, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN, associate professor at University of Maryland School of Nursing; Sherry B. Perkins, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, executive vice president, chief operating officer, Dimensions Healthcare System; and Mary Ann Greene, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, program coordinator of the Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative through the Maryland Organization for Nurse Leaders. Read more about the event, which also featured a presentation by The Nurse Leadership Institute and 18 peer-reviewed posters.
Community Health Can Start With School-Based Health Centers

A new Brookings paper explores ways in which school-based health centers can promote community health, and how schools and the health care system can collaborate to create an environment that furthers the school’s educational objectives. Olga Price, PhD, of The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health also writes about the challenges these centers face, and possible solutions.

Knoxville Welcomes Action Coalitions to Culture of Health Workshop
The summertime Culture of Health sessions concluded last week with a gratifying gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee. More than two dozen Action Coalitions–those that had not attended the Omaha workshop in June–spent July 13-14 discussing ways they are building a Culture of Health and their plans to increase those efforts.

Co-hosted by the Tennessee Action Coalition and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, the two days helped Action Coalitions understand how to link their work implementing the recommendations on the future of nursing from the Institute of Medicine with efforts to build a Culture of Health.

Thank you to Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PCPNP-BC, FAAN, Tennessee Action Coalition, as well as the sponsors who helped make the two days a success.

Resource: Funder Suggests Hallway Conversations vs. Elevator Pitches

One in an ongoing series that highlights resources on the Campaign website.

The director of a foundation that backs social entrepreneurs offers his thoughts on how to successfully approach people like him, worthy as your cause is. You might be familiar with some of the suggestions he makes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, but quite a few are surprising. “I am rooting for you,” he writes, then goes on to gently explain why he and other funders aren’t always enticed by elevator pitches thrown their way.


Weekly Update Now Promoting Action Coalition Webinars

The Weekly Update is expanding its webinar listings to include those held by Action Coalitions. If your organization is hosting an online event that might be of interest to others, please let us know so we can let others know too. Send the title, date, time and description to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for 2017 Future of Nursing Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, the better to create a Culture of Health. The program has issued a call for proposals for schools that want to apply for funding to support its scholars. Schools selected will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars.

Schools interested in learning more can participate in an optional applicant Web conference call on August 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. You must register in advance. Proposals are due September 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

RWJF Funds Research That Expands Evidence for Culture of Health  

To encourage research on the way specific policies, programs, and partnerships affect health and well-being, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is awarding funds in its Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health  initiative. The funds are an effort to support creative, rigorous research -especially for novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about the initiative.
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.

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 Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Lessons Learned: Gaining Full Practice Authority in Nebraska

STEM Programs to Grow a Diverse Nursing Workforce

Fundraising and Coalition Building

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 
Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

CDC Funding Available to Land Grant Institutions in High Obesity States

Deadline: August 2

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: July 5, 2016

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Shout-Out
Academy of Nursing Announces 2016 Fellows

Every year the American Academy of Nursing names as fellows a number of clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators, and executives who have made significant contributions to nursing and health care. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates the 164 selected as the 2016 fellows, and makes special note of at least six we know who are involved with the Campaign:

  • Mary Burman, PhD, RN, FAANP, Wyoming Action Coalition
  • Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Texas Action Coalition
  • Debra Jeffs, PhD, RN, BC, Arkansas Action Coalition
  • Linda Lazure, PhD, RN, Nebraska Action Coalition
  • Julie Willems Van Dijk , PhD, RN, co-director of the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
  • Nora Warshawsky, PhD, RN, CNE, Kentucky Action Coalition

News

No Weekly Update Next Week 

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s Weekly Update will be on hiatus July 12. We will return July 19.

Culture of Health Sessions: Next Stop, Knoxville

The Campaign for Action and the Tennessee Action Coalition will co-host a July 13-14 Culture of Health workshop with representatives from nearly half the Action Coalitions. This session builds on the success of the first Culture of Health meeting, held last month in Nebraska with many other Action Coalitions. The Knoxville gathering will help Action Coalitions understand how to link their work implementing the recommendations on the future of nursing from the Institute of Medicine with efforts to build a Culture of Health.
Column: “Outdated Practices” Hit Rural Communities Hardest

“Rural Americans face bigger health challenges than their urban and suburban neighbors,” writes the interim CEO at Community Health Programs in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a column in the Berkshire Eagle . Noting that Berkshire is the second most rural county in the state, Lia Spiliotes continues: “The role of nurse practitioners should grow as our health system moves toward the team-oriented, patient-centered care approaches.” Spiliotes, a member of the board of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, urges the state to pass pending legislation to allow nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
Leaders Tell Their Stories in the American Hospital Association’s Great Boards 

The American Hospital Association’s summer edition of Great Boards goes long on leadership, with a cover piece by Kimberly McNally, MN, RN, BCC, and interviews with four nurse leaders describing their paths to leadership. Interviewed are Gerry Lewis-Jenkins, RN, MBA; Barbara Williams, PhD, RN; Donna King, BSN, MBA, RN; and Fran Roberts, PhD, RN, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow. Lewis-Jenkins is chief operating officer of COPIC Insurance Company; Williams is chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas and chair of the board of Conway Regional Health System; King is vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing executive at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago; and Roberts is founder, president, and CEO of the Fran Roberts Group. McNally’s lead article focuses on the Nurses on Boards Coalition and the work of the Texas Team (the Texas Action Coalition) and the Arkansas Action Coalition to place nurses on boards

Nurses Contribute to Health Equity by Involving Community in Research

Nurses are a big part of the University of California, San Francisco Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-California) , a research effort to address the health concerns of preterm birth. In an unusual tactic, PTBi does not simply guide pregnant women and new mothers through the heightened concerns of early childbirth: It also involves them in shaping that research. In a two-minute video , PTBi shows how that happens. As  associate director of the program’s community-engaged research, Monica R. McLemore, PhD, RN, MPH, embraces health equity by including those the PTBi is intended to help. Preterm births happen at a higher rate in areas with high poverty and poor access to health care. Taking on this health issue in such an innovative way reflects the Culture of Health ideals for which McLemore was named a 2015 Culture of Health Breakthrough Nurse Leader.

“To be able to conduct really good research, you need to hear from people who actually experience the condition,” McLemore says in the video. “We are talking to women who are either at risk for preterm birth or have had a preterm birth. We want to really understand what’s important to them in terms of what we research.”

Resources: Middle Schoolers Talk About Nursing

One in an ongoing series highlight resources on the Campaign website. 

The Washington Center for Nursing produced a short video to give young students the chance to look over the shoulders of other young students who are considering nursing as a career.  “Middle school is actually a great time to start thinking about a career,” says one youngster, before she and her five fellow students don scrubs and tour hospital settings (some even practice nursing skills). “Exploring Your Future in Nursing” includes interviews with public health nurses in a variety of settings, a flight nurse, and good advice on what studies will best help launch a nursing career: English, math, science, and computer science.

VA Still Seeks Public Comments on APRN Proposal 

One month down, one to go: The public has until July 25 to comment on the Veterans Affairs proposal to allow advanced practice registered nurses to provide care to the full extent of their education and training in VA facilities. That means more veterans could receive excellent care from nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse-midwives.

Read more here, including some ideas of what to say if you have not already left your comment at Regulations.gov.

Weekly Update Now Promoting Action Coalition Webinars

The Weekly Update is expanding its webinar listings to include those held by Action Coalitions. If your organization is hosting an online event that might be of interest to others, please let us know so we can let others know too. Send the title, date, time and description  to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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.

Funds Offered to Accelerate Interprofessional Community-Based Efforts

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education wants to give a boost to initiatives that pair graduate nursing professions with at least one other profession in community-based clinical settings. That’s why it is funding up to 20 graduate nursing programs that are already partnering with others. The Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, John A. Hartford Foundation, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is open to all schools with graduate health professional and other nonhealth related professional schools (business, architecture, law, education, and others). As the application states, the initiatives should include how they build on the state Action Coalition’s interprofessional education practices.

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

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 Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Webinars Hosted by Action Coalitions

New – Patient Advocacy & Empowerment: The Nurse’s Role
Host: Tennessee Action Coalition

Date: July 19

Time: 4 p.m. ET

The Tennessee Action Coalition hosts the second of six webinars in a series based on the Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care, which is grounded in social justice-in this case, the belief that everyone is entitled to fair and equal rights in health care. The free webinars are designed to help prepare nurses to care for an increasingly diverse population. This session focuses on the nurse’s role in patient advocacy; other competencies the series covers include critical reflection, social justice, and cultural competence in health care systems and organizations, which took place at the end of April.

Presenting will be Joanne Cunningham, director of Patient and Family Centered Care for Methodist Healthcare.

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:

CDC Funding Available to Land Grant Institutions in High Obesity States

Deadline: August 2

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: 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

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