Campaign for Action Update: January 28, 2013


Sent on behalf of Susan Reinhard, Patricia Polansky, and Winifred Quinn to help inform and assist your work on the national Campaign for Action.

Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for the Action Coalitions for January 28, 2013, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national campaign.

Funding and Other Opportunities

CDC Opportunity for Recent BSN Graduates

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year training program run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides opportunities for promising future public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs. PHAP is geared toward recent baccalaureate college graduates (BA/BS) who are beginning a career in public health.

PHAP’s mission is to establish a pipeline of entry-level, frontline public health professionals who, through training and field experience, are capable of meeting public health workforce needs at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels.

A few considerations:

  • This program is highly competitive.
  • The application opportunity only exists for 5 days starting February 1.
  • Applicant resumes are chosen from those who have registered ahead of time and who have their resumes posted on
  • Special attention is paid to the particular question about why the applicant is drawn to service in the field of public health.

Find a fact sheet and more information about the program here.

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

INQRI Webinar Series: Translating Research Into Practice

January 31, 2:00pm-3:00pmET

Register here

HRSA Funding Opportunity for Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

Apply in by March 8, 2013

IPEC: Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

May 20-22, 2013. Herndon, VA

Register here

Taking the Long View Annual Conference: The Evolving Role of Nurse Leaders from Bedside to Boardroom

June 19-20, 2013. Scottsdale, AZ.

Registration opens February 1 at

Interested in presenting? See the call for proposals here.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

CCNA Continues Promising Education Progression Models Video Series

CCNA has launched a new video series on education progression and the implementation of the four promising models identified in the Learning Collaborative. We asked our nurse expert consultants to provide additional insights in a video series and make themselves available for further discussion on our website. All of the videos are now available for your use on our website. The presenters will be available on the specific dates below on our website’s Community Post section to answer your questions about their work in this area. Please NOTE: Videos best viewed in Firefox or Google Chrome.     

This Week’s Videos for Discussion:

Dr. Liz Close presents The Shared Curriculum Model Part One Leveraging the Best of Both Worlds, which is a general introduction of the implementation of the Shared Curriculum model.  Her second video, The Shared Curriculum Model Part Two Unpacking ADN-BSN Seamless Progression, provides more details into the difficult and complex process of seamless progression.

Join Dr. Close here on the Community Post for further discussion Starting Today! January 28-February 1.

Other Videos and Future Discussion Dates:

RN to BSN at a Community College Model

Dr. Jean Wortock will be available to for further discussion on our website from February 4-8. 

Innovative High Volume AND Quality at University of Texas Arlington and Western Governor’s University:  A National Education Partner

Dr. Elizabeth Mancini and Ms. Jan Jones Schenk will be available to for further discussion on our website from February 11-15.

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Mentoring: A Boon to Nurses, the Nursing Profession, and Patients, Too

Mentoring helps cultivate nurse leaders, retain nurses, and diversify the nursing workforce. Read about mentoring benefits and current opportunities to mentor in this month’s edition of RWJF’s Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.


See HRSA Funding Opportunity for Nursing Workforce Diversity Program above.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Building a Foundation for Interprofessional Education

On January 18, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing hosted a symposium on interprofessional approaches to education and practice. Presenters provided insights and recommendations from the 2011 Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Expert Panel report, “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice,” as a common framework to advance efforts in interprofessional education and practice.

Read the post from Wisconsin AC co-lead Judith Hansen here in the Online Community.

U.S. Government Leads Way to Collaborative, Team-Based Health Care

It’s a sad irony of the nation’s health care system: Interprofessional collaboration has been shown to improve health and health care, yet students in nursing, medicine and other health-related fields have little contact with each other while they learn their trades.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are trying to change this fact by taking leading roles in promoting interdisciplinary education and interprofessional practice. The effort complements a national movement to break down educational silos so that nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, and other health professionals learn skills that encourage and enable them to work better as members of health care teams.

Learn more about their efforts here.

Resources for Advancing Campaign Outcomes

RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Building Partnerships to Advance Policy Objectives

Part of moving forward on any policy is not only identifying which policymakers have jurisdiction over your issue area, but also identifying which stakeholders and coalitions are in your policy space. This session will focus on finding ways to draw these groups together and building partnerships with other organizations, philanthropies, elected officials, and stakeholders.

January 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Register here.

What Makes an Effective Advocacy Organization?

Advocacy is an important component of many non-profit organizations and a valuable tool for advancing a cause. A report by the TCC Group, “What Makes an Effective Advocacy Organization? A Framework for Determining Advocacy Capacity,” can help your Action Coalition advance policies more effectively.

The purpose of this paper is to look at the context for policy and advocacy work and the distinctive characteristics of such work, outlining a model for evaluating organizational capacity and describing how this is adapted for advocacy organizations.

Read the full report here.

Nursing Community Webinar: “Nursing and Healthcare Delivery Under the 113th Congress”

The recent elections and current fiscal challenges of our nation will have a significant impact on our healthcare system and the nursing profession. Two experienced federal representatives from the Nursing Community, Frank Purcell (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) and Jo Ann Webb (American Organization of Nurse Executives), will provide insight on how leadership changes in the House and the Senate as well as recent legislation to address the fiscal cliff will affect nursing.

In addition, they will outline how implementation of provisions within the Affordable Care Act may impact the practice of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Members of the organizations belonging to the Nursing Community are highly encouraged to register.  Participants will have question and answer time, and will be provided further knowledge about participation in the advocacy process.

February 6, 2013, 1:00-2:00pm ET

Learn more and register here.

Health Innovations

A Message from the Department of Health and Human Services:

Buenas tardes,

Recientemente rediseñamos nuestro sitio de web: CuidadoDeSalud agregando una nueva sección (anaranjada) para obtener información acerca del nuevos mercado de seguros de salud.

Por favor visítenos y entre su email para recibir información inmediata directo de nuestro sitio.

La Secretaria del Departamento de  Salud y Servicios Humanos, Kathleen Sebelius, tiene un mensaje en español via su blog acerca de nuestra nueva campaña, “Contando los Días hacia la Cobertura”.

También tenemos herramientas en varios idiomas que le serian útil si está interesado/a en ayudar a proveer más información al público acera del nuevo mercado de seguros de salud. Allí encontrara información acerca de cómo prepararse para el nuevo mercado, artículos  y un widget para agregar en su propio sitio de web.

Recuerde: el 1º de octubre de 2013, comienza la inscripción abierta y el 1º de enero de 2014, es el principio de una cobertura nueva para millones de estadounidenses.

Muchas gracias por su apoyo continuo y interés en este tema tan importante.


Good afternoon,

We recently redesigned the page adding a new orange tab where you can obtain updated regarding the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Please see Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius’ blog regarding our Countdown to Coverage and enter your email on our home page to obtain real-time updates.

We also have a new toolkit available with resources in several languages including drop-in articles and brochures outlining what you need to know to be ready for the new marketplace, as well as a widget that can be downloaded for your page. Please visit us at:

As you know, October 1st we begin open enrollment and January 1, 2014 is start of new health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in this matter.

Upcoming Webinars Related to the Campaign for Action

CCNA continues host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately.  If you don’t receive an invite to a webinar that you would like to attend contact Michael Pheulpin at [email protected] for more information.

February 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ESTCampaign for Action: The Road Ahead – An Orientation to the National Summit (Invitation sent to Summit attendees)

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