Campaign for Action Update: August 6, 2013


Join RWJF & CCNA for a Leadership Reception during AAN’s Annual Meeting & Conference
If you or any member of your Action Coalition will be heading to Washington, DC, for the American Academy of Nursing’s Conference October 17 – October 19, we want to know! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) will host our annual reception to honor RWJF scholars, fellows and alumni from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If you will be in DC, we would love to see Action Coalition members, Campaign champions and CFA national supporters at this event.

To attend the reception, RSVP no later than October 4th, 2013.

Please email Charlene Riley at [email protected] with any questions.

Funding and Other Opportunities

Webinar: Deep-Dive on Building your One-Pager

Part of the RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Policymaker Outreach.

Wednesday, August 28 | 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT

Register here.

If policymakers only have time to read one page about what you do, what should they know? What makes the cut and what doesn’t? From identifying the most important messages and statistics to designing something that looks great, this session will take Action Coalitions and RWJF grantees on a deeper dive through developing a powerful one-pager without overwhelming policymakers and stakeholders with too much information.
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Contact Your Regional Association of Grantmakers

HRSA Grant: Veterans to Nurses

Apply by August 26, 2013

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

AACN Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award: Call for Nominations

This annual award recognizes American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member institutions involved in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. This award is presented annually at the AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting.

Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process.

Nominations due September 13, 2013

AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference: Call for Abstracts

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme, addressing the many changes and challenges in baccalaureate and other professional entry-level programs.

Of particular interest are abstracts that highlight:

  • Innovations for RN-to-BSN and accelerated programs
  • Integrating specialized curricula
  • “Flipping” the classroom and other innovative teaching-learning strategies
  • Helping Veterans Become Nurses

AACN’s Baccalaureate Education Conference will be held in New Orleans on November 21-23, 2013.

Learn more about the Call for Abstracts here.

Abstracts due September 6, 2013

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

HRSA Seeks New Director for Nursing

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking a new Director for Nursing at their Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr). This is an exciting opportunity for those with interest in aligning the health workforce with the nation’s need for improved access to care.

BHPr programs provide policy leadership and grant support for health professions workforce development – making sure the U.S. has the right clinicians, with the right skills, working where they are most needed.  The Division of Nursing serves as the principal Agency source of leadership for nursing education and practice, including increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce to improve access to health care in underserved areas.

Read the full announcement here .

Nurses & Consumers Informing the Public about the ACA

Winifred Quinn, Co-Director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America, spoke to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses at their annual conference today in New Orleans, Louisiana. She presented on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, AARP, and what nurses and consumers can do to inform the public about health reform.

View her presentation here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Bloomberg Television Highlights Nurse Practitioners

Last Friday, Bloomberg’s Olivia Sterns reported on how nurse practitioners are preparing to fill the need left by the lack of primary care physicians as the Affordable Care Act moves closer to being enacted.

Watch the video here.

Interprofessional Collaboration

2013 Fall IPEC Institute

October 7-9, 2013

Chicago, IL

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) next faculty development institute will focus on the fundamentals of interprofessional education. Attendees will hear presentations from practice experts, participate in team-based activities and peer consultations, learn from success stories, explore resources, identify learner and faculty development opportunities, and develop a programmatic action plan.

Learn more here.

Registration opens today.

Health Innovations

Medicare Fines Hospitals $227 Million for Excess Readmissions

Kaiser Health News reports that 2,225 hospitals will be fined for excess readmissions in the government’s campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month. Hospitals were fined in every state except Maryland, which has a unique reimbursement arrangement with Medicare.

What does this mean for nurses? A study published earlier this year showed that nurses play a key role in reducing hospital readmissions.
What Does the Sequester Mean for Nursing? recently published an analysis of what federal budget cuts mean for nursing education, research and workforce.

Read the analysis, including state-by-state data, here.

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America 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. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to , enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

Patient Advocates: A Powerful Nurse Practitioner Resource

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Register here

This webinar, offered by the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation features Regina Holliday, caregiver, patient advocate and artist.  Holliday tells a personal story in words and art across the U.S. and globally. She sends a powerful message about patient rights, the healthcare system and needed change. She will change your view of patient relationships. Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, is responsible for addressing  nurse and faculty shortages in an effort to create a higher quality of patient care in the U.S. at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  She is also the Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Dr. Hassmiller will share how focusing on patient centered messaging can have an impact on changing legislation by addressing: scope of practice, prescriptive authority and reimbursement.

Prior to the webinar, read “Burgess: Nurses can help solve pending crisis.”  This Op-ed offers a great example of how NPs should be advocating for the removal of scope-of-practice barriers.

Social Media 101: An Intro for Action Coalitions

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Register here

Campaign for Action communications specialists will give an overview of the evolving social media landscape and tips for how Action Coalitions can use social media to engage their audiences. This webinar will feature live demonstrations of Facebook and Twitter, and will highlight several examples of how Action Coalitions, the Campaign, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are using social media to increase their reach and impact.  By the end of the webinar, you will:

  • Understand the benefits of using social media to engage audiences.
  • See examples of how Action Coalitions, the Campaign for Action, and the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing use social media to engage stakeholders and share information.
  • Have actionable steps for exploring and using social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.


Recent Webinars:

Update on Reporting AC Progress via Status Reports

ACs are a driving force of the Campaign. To best feature successes being made to transform health care through nursing, the Campaign is also redesigning how ACs will communicate their progress.

We are changing the quarterly time frame and will ask you to update us on your progress as it relates to the IOM report and our related deliverables.

Watch the archived webinar.

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

Posted in News.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.