Campaign for Action Update: April 22, 2013


Funding and Other Opportunities

RWJF Future of Nursing: State Implementation Program (SIP) November 2013

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a Request for Proposals for the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP), which will provide up to 10 grants of up to $150,000 each over two years to Campaign for Action State Coalitions. SIP seeks to help boost statewide commitment toward implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing while building a sustainable infrastructure. This webinar, hosted on April 18, provided details about the program’s  requirements, eligibility, selection criteria, how to apply, and timeline.

Watch the archived webinar.

Read a short summary of this webinar’s most important information.

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

Apply here by May 1.

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

May 20-22, 2013. Herndon, VA

Register here.

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

June 19-20, 2013. Scottsdale, AZ.

Find registration and more information here.

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs

See the guide here.

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Nurses Need Long Drive to the Boardroom

In this post for HealthLeaders Media, author Chelsea Rice argues that many of the leadership challenges that nurses face are the same challenges facing women in many other fields. “With 94% of nurses being women, many of the barriers for women are also barriers for nurses: a lack of role models is one of them, but there’s also a subtle stifling going on of this major sector of the workforce, exhibited through a lack of leadership succession training as well as a lack of recognition that nurses have the capabilities and knowledge necessary to lead a hospital.”

Read the post here and then share your thoughts in the Campaign’s Community.

New Book Offers Lessons in Executive Nurse Leadership

With merely 6 percent of nurses represented on hospital boards nationwide, two nurse executives offer guidance for those aspiring to greater heights. In their new book, Claiming the Corner Office: Executive Leadership Lessons for Nurses, the authors “show nurses how to leverage their knowledge and expertise in patient care to achieve success as a senior executives, entrepreneurs, or governing board leaders.” The book was published by a CCNA Champion Nursing Council member, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Learn More here.

Now Available – On-Demand Nursing Leadership Webinars

Grow your leadership skills with this 5-part webinar series from ANA’s Leadership Institute. Developed for nurses with two to five years of experience, gain immediately applicable skills in strategic thinking, results-oriented leadership, leading people, and innovation.

Access the on-demand leadership webinars now.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

The Right Message

Expanding consumer access to health care is not a “turf war,” though this is often the way it is portrayed in the media. This point is illustrated by a recent article in the Sacramento Bee entitled “With Federal Health Law Medical Professionals Look to Expand Turf.”

Peter Reinecke writes in the Campaign’s Community that we should use this article and others like it as a reminder to use the Campaign for Action’s Key Messages (look at page 4!) and speak about consumer access, quality and choice. He also recommends giving reporters contact information for non-nurse stakeholders that support full practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

Engaging Students to Remove Barriers to Practice & Care

Policy experts and nursing associations around the country are working to eliminate consumers’ barriers to clinical care by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), but they are not alone. “It’s also nursing students, the people who make up the real future of nursing,” writes Alexandra Wilson Pecci for HealthLeaders Media.

“Helping to rally these future nurse leaders and APRNs is Catherine Miller, DNP, RN, CNP, associate professor at The College of St. Scholastica and a pediatric nurse practitioner who’s also a congressional district leader for the Minnesota APRN Coalition.”

Miller and the Minnesota APRN Coalition “are working with their graduate- and doctorate-level students to engage them in the legislative process, encouraging them to attend town hall meetings… participate in letter-writing campaigns to legislators and the governor and to join Minnesota APRN Coalition meetings by phone.” Some have even gone to the Minnesota capitol to meet with local legislators and share their personal stories.

Read more about how this group in Minnesota is engaging students here.

Health Innovations

AARP Solutions Forum: How to Improve Care and Lower Costs in Medicare: Promising Approaches

Join the AARP Public Policy Institute for a discussion of promising approaches to improving care and lowering Medicare costs. The discussion will be moderated by CCNA’s Susan Reinhard. The panel of experts will discuss:

  • New ways to organize care that is better for patients and for the program, such as use of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and medical homes.
  • Payment approaches that encourage health care practitioners to work together to provide better, more efficient care.
  • Practices that help reduce hospital readmission and improve transitional care.
  • Building infrastructure (such as health information – HIT) to support these structural changes.
  • How we can enhance the value of prescription drugs across the health care system.
  • Practices that promote optimal medication use.
  • Effective ways to get the highest value drugs to market.

The panel includes:

  • Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group
  • Jennifer Eames Huff, Director, Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Group
  • Michael H. James, President and CEO, Genesys PHO
  • Lisa McGiffert, Director, Safe Patient Project, Consumers Union
  • Christine M Simmon, SVP, Policy and Strategic Alliances, Generic Pharmaceutical Association
  • Patricia Smith, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO, Billings Clinic

Register to attend in person here.

For the Elderly, Diseases that Overlap

Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure and heart disease are the three most common chronic conditions in assisted living facilities: 82 percent of residents have at least one of them, according to a new government study. But what is alarming is how these ailments overlap.

A Venn diagram based on data from the study, by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2010, shows just how often these three conditions coincide in patients, and why this overlap is becoming an important new field of study.

View the interactive diagram and learn more here.

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Webinar: Plan to Get Funding – Creating an AC Development Plan

Monday, May 6, 2013 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

CCNA consultant and former CA Action Coalition co-lead, Casey R. Shillam, PhD RN, will facilitate a discussion on opportunities for seeking funding. The discussion will center on understanding principals of fundraising and establishing a team within your Action Coalition that focuses on development.

Register here.

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