Campaign for Action Update: February 11, 2013


The Weekly Update Goes on Break

As we focus our attention on final preparations for the Campaign for Action Summit 2013, the Weekly Update will take a brief hiatus and return on March 11. In the meantime, you can keep up with the Campaign in our online community. Have a wonderful February and we’ll see you in March!

Summit 2013: Transforming Health Care Through Nursing

Communications Corner: Summit Prep – Communications Resources

At the Campaign for Action Summit 2013 later this month, attendees will have many opportunities for storytelling and communicating your goals, challenges, and successes with fellow Action Coalitions and Campaign staff. Your focus on communications should not start or end at the Summit.

In this Communications Corner, we’re providing several documents that will help you integrate communications into your “gameplan” and more effectively engage new stakeholders and affect change. These will all be provided in your Summit materials, but we encourage you to review them in advance so you can arrive in Washington ready to include communications in your action plans!

Read more here for a description on the resources and what you can expect in terms of communications activities at the summit.

Summit Orientation Webinar and Materials Available

Thanks to those of you who joined last week’s webinar, The Road Ahead: An Orientation to Summit 2013: Transforming Health Care through Nursing. We appreciate that so many of you not only joined us but also that you were so engaged! We hope you enjoyed the brief introduction to the action-packed summit we’ve planned for you later this month. If you wish to view the webinar again or share it with your colleagues, you can access it here, along with the webinar presentation material. While you’re there, remember to post your feedback, thoughts and follow-up ideas about the webinar and the summit.

Submit Your Questions to RWJF President and CEO Ahead of Summit – Deadline is February 14!

Don’t forget to submit your questions for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, who will join us for the Campaign for Action Summit 2013: Transforming Health Care through Nursing in Washington, DC to offer a keynote perspective.

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey’s summit discussion will explore what it takes to create social change and lasting transformation in health and health care, drawing on Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey’s expertise and insights as a physician, philanthropist, and advocate for a culture of health in America.

In advance of the summit, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey has invited Action Coalition members to contribute questions to inform her discussion. Please post your questions by February 14, 2013 in the Campaign for Action online community here.


Webinar: The Limits of Advocacy While in Town for the National Summit

This webinar is mandatory for all participants of the Campaign for Action Summit 2013. You will be required to sign that you participated at the end of the webinar.

Register here to participate on February 13th 3:00-4:00 EST

– OR –

Register here to participate on February 21st 1:00-2:00 EST

While Action Coalition participants are in Washington, DC for the 2013 Campaign for Action’s National Summit, many will be here supported by RWJF funding. As you know, when your trip is supported by RWJF you may not engage in any lobbying during your trip, even before or after the days of the Summit. Kristen Gurdin, RWJF Legal Counsel will explain what you can and cannot discuss with government offices while you are in Washington, DC with RWJF funding.  Some of the presentation will relate to the Capitol Hill Reception on the evening of Wednesday, February 27th, and the rest of it will pertain to your general presence while in town for that trip.

We need to underscore, that to receive RWJF reimbursement for your trip expenses and to attend the Hill Reception it is mandatory for you to participate on this entire webinar and to sign the agreement at the end that you did so.

We are hosting two live webinars with Kristen to maximize the ability for Summit attendees to participate. The dates and times of these webinars are February 13th 3:00-4:00 EST and February 21st 1:00-2:00 EST.  If you cannot attend either of these, please contact us immediately to discuss alternative arrangements.

We know that this is very different than how we normally request your participation, but we need your full cooperation and understanding.

If you have any questions about this or other webinars, you may contact Michael Pheulpin at [email protected].

Funding and Other Opportunities

HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Funding Opportunity

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing recently announced a funding opportunity for its Nursing Workforce Diversity program. To demonstrate the Division of Nursing’s focus and commitment to the social determinants of health and health equity, the program now requires applicants to propose innovative workforce diversity projects that offer multi-level, evidence-based approaches that incorporate the social determinants of health into strategies to diversify the nursing workforce and move towards health equity.

Eligible applicants for this FOA are academic health centers, State or local governments, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, accredited schools of nursing, and nursing centers. HRSA is also looking for qualified reviewers.

Applications are due March 15, 2013.

Learn more here.

Download the application here.

Cast Your Vote: RWJF’s 2012 Most Influential Research

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has selected the nominees for the 2012 most influential research articles, and now it’s time for you to select the “Final 5.”

RWJF identified 20 RWJF-supported articles published in 2012 that represent the “best of the best” according to readers—research that has influenced the field and changed their work in a valuable way. These articles will now move forward to compete for the title of the “Final 5” most influential research articles of 2012.

Vote here before the polls close on February 15 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

INQRI Webinar Series: Translating Research Into Practice

February 14, 3-4 pm ET

Register here.


Webinar: Integrating Oral-Systemic Health in Graduate Nursing Programs: A Faculty Tool Kit

March 5, 1-2 pm ET

Register here.


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. Elizabeth Mancini presents Innovative High Volume AND Quality at University of Texas Arlington and shares specific strategies that allowed the University of Texas Arlington to rapidly increase enrollment while maintaining quality.

Join Dr. Mancini on our Online Community for a discussion on Scalable Models For Academic Progression February 11 through 15.

Ms. Jan Jones-Schenk presents Western Governor’s University:  A National Education Partner as she offers perspective partnerships with online programs as one strategy to increase student access while maintaining quality.

Join Ms. Jones-Schenk in our Online Community for a discussion on the competency based model here February 11 through 15.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Stories on Changing Role of Nursing Illustrate Scope of Practice Issues

Joanne Kenen writes on the Association for Health Care Journalists blog about two stories that focus on scope of practice issues for nurses. These stories are persuasive because they show the human impact of that scope of practice laws have on consumer access to care. This post follows an earlier post on scope of practice that focused on reports and other resources.

Read the full blog post here.


See the HRSA Funding Opportunity for the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program above.

Workforce Data

Webinar: NCHWA’s Nursing Workforce Research Activities and Findings

The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis is pleased to announce the next Webinar in its Health Workforce Webinar Series – NCHWA’s Nursing Workforce Research Activities and Findings. This Webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 2:00 pm ET.

The webinar will focus on the Center’s nursing workforce agenda and present findings from its new report on the U.S. nursing workforce. Dr. Jennifer Nooney will present key findings on the supply, distribution, and education of RNs and LPNs, highlighting the recent trends in new graduates and overall supply and discuss key changes in nursing employment characteristics over the past decade.  Dr. Nooney will also discuss the projects underway to assess nursing workforce supply and demand, including analysis of existing data sources, original data collection, and construction of new forecasting models.

February 12, 2013

2:00-3:00 pm ET

Join the webinar here.

Dial-in Number: 800-857-1222; passcode: 7298874

Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Two Reports on Health Care Workforce

Last week the Bipartisan Policy Center released a report titled “The Complexities of National Health Care Workforce Planning: A review of current data and methodologies and recommendations for future studies.” According to the center, the quality of current data makes it difficult to offer both a complete forecast of the nation’s health care workforce supply and assess its adequacy for meeting the demand for services in coming years.

The report contains policy recommendations as well as data collection and methodology recommendations to improve the quality of health care workforce data. One recommendation states that a workforce planning strategy evaluate and incorporate “key findings from landmark industry studies such as the IOM Future of Nursing report.”

Full the full report here.

The Bipartisan Policy Center also released a report titled “Better Health Care Worker Demand Projections: A Twenty-First Century Approach.” This report addresses the need for better workforce demand projections as policy attention and research that traditionally focused on physicians increasingly focus on nurses and other non-physician health professionals.

Full the full report here.

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 13th 3:00-4:00 EST – The Limits of Advocacy While in Town for the National Summit (Invitation sent to Summit attendees)

February 21st 1:00-2:00 EST –  The Limits of Advocacy While in Town for the National Summit (Invitation sent to Summit attendees)

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