Campaign for Action Update: October 8, 2012


Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for the Action Coalitions for October 8, 2012, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national campaign.

The New Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Website is Mobile-Friendly

We recognize that everyone is busy; this is where technology can help! You can participate in the Campaign for Action online community on-the-go by accessing it via your mobile phone, tablet or notebook.

Follow these simple steps to get started.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Select the red “Community” button (top right on home page) to access the online community in view-only mode.

Step 3: Select “Create Account” (top left), enter the requested information, including a picture (optional) and read the Terms of Service, then select “Submit” or if you have already registered, enter your username and password.

Step 4: Select a content area to ask a quick question in Q&A, upload a video or resource, add a post or make a comment to someone else’s post.


Still have questions? Access our FAQs under the community’s Resources & Tools to learn more or find out who to contact to help you answer any questions you have.

Funding and Other Opportunities

HRSA Offers Grant Writing Workshop

On October 25, the Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing will host a live webcast to provide technical assistance in grant writing and tips for strengthening grant applications. Back to Basics: The Foundations for Grant Writing Webcast is available to all schools of nursing and healthcare organizations eligible for Division of Nursing awards.

See the attached flyer for more information.


Video Contest: Coordinating Care Transitions

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is sponsoring a video contest to discover collaborative ways providers and patients are working to avoid readmissions and improve patients’ care and their health outcomes.

Just send a short video showing and/or telling what you are doing to improve transitions. Winners will then be professionally filmed, and they and their video will be featured during RWJF’s Care About Your Care effort early in 2013. Care About Your Care is a national effort to spark conversation and galvanize attention about what people can do to identify and receive better health care.

Learn more about the contest here.


Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program

Apply by October 16

AACC National Awards Program

Nominations due October 17

RWJF Health Policy Fellows Call for Applications

Reference letters due November 7; apply by November 14

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Call for Applications

Apply by January 15, 2013


Communication Corner

Introduction to Traditional Media Outreach

The media can serve as an important tool to build support for the Campaign and promote the work of your Action Coalition. Learn more about media outreach in the newest Communication Corner article, “Introduction to Traditional Media Outreach.”


Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Policy in Practice: How Nurses are Leading the Health Care Change

Health care is experiencing dramatic changes and nurses are uniquely positioned to facilitate the successful translation of critical health care policy into practice.

In a recent Gallup study conducted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1,500 opinion leaders – from the public and private sector, academia and trade organizations – think nurses should have more influence in health care policy issues, including: reducing medical errors (90 percent), increasing quality of care (89 percent), promoting wellness and expanding preventative care (86 percent) and improving health care efficiency and reducing costs (84 percent).

Read more in Missouri’s Lebanon Daily Record here.


Health Innovations

Opportunity Knocks for Preventive Health

Four new policy notes from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research explore advances and innovations in using community settings to promote and provide clinical preventive services (CPS) — services that help prevent disease or detect it at an early stage when it is most treatable.

Opportunity Knocks for Preventive Health is a series of papers examining how the nation’s aging services network, community health centers, local community groups and organizations as well as state, local and tribal public health departments can increase the use of CPS among aging adults.

All four papers provide tangible examples of successful collaboration, as well as links to helpful resources that can assist a new CPS initiative get off the ground.


Upcoming Webinars Related to the Campaign for Action

CCNA continues host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics.  Click here for a current list and description of upcoming webinars and teleconferences.   These webinars will be available to all Action Coalitions.  Invitations and login information for each webinar or teleconference will be sent separately.

October 9, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT – Charting the Course: How do you manage an effective advocacy campaign and steer clear of prohibited lobbying and political activities?

October 31, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT – Hospital Safety as a Priority:  An Opportunity for Nurses to Lead Presented by:  The Leapfrog Group

November 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST – An Overview – The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (Invitation to be sent to selected groups)

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