Campaign for Action Update: November 19, 2013


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Join us for the 2013 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lecture!
“Back to the Future of Nursing: A Look Ahead Based on a Landmark IOM Report”

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5:00???7:30 p.m. ET, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2013 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lecture , “Back to the Future of Nursing: A Look Ahead Based on a Landmark IOM Report,” will highlight the impact of IOM’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Featuring some of the nation’s leading health care experts, the event will highlight the impact of the report through implementation of recommendations at both the national and local level, discuss the continued work of the Campaign for Action, and chart future directions and priorities for the nursing profession.
The event will be live webcast to provide access to viewers nationwide. Registration for attending the 2013 Rosenthal Lecture, either in person or through the live webcast, is now open. Register here. Registration for the lecture is free. We’d like to invite you, as an Action Coalition, to host a viewing party. A viewing party provides an excellent opportunity to engage your local communities, organizations, funders, and state leaders in support of your work. Visit our website for a collection of materials to help you plan your event, including tips, an event-planning toolkit, and a photo release form. If you would like to host a viewing party, please register your event with the Campaign by sending an email to [email protected]

AARP Foundation Matches Donations for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

AARP Foundation has established a relief fund to support victims devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), one of the largest and strongest storms to make landfall in recorded history. AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $500,000, which could mean up to $1,000,000 in aid. The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity.

Donate to the relief efforts here and AARP Foundation will match your contribution (up to $500,000). Thank you for your consideration!

Nurse Champion of the Week: Family Caregiver Alliance

To celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, this week the Campaign for Action celebrates our nurse champion of the week: Family Caregiver Alliance.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

The Campaign for Action knows that family caregivers require support and guidance to help them understand and cope with their loved ones’ hospitalization and transitions. The Campaign also understands that nurses are uniquely positioned to help support family caregivers. We are proud to celebrate this organization and all of their work to support family caregivers, which includes building partnerships with nurses as a part of the care team.

Learn more about Family Caregiver Alliance here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:
Contact Your Regional Association of Grantmakers

Campaign for Action Promotional Video Talking Points
Watch the video here

Four Tools for Successful Coalition-Building

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

National Institute of Nursing Research Graduate Partnerships Program
Apply by December 2, 2013

IOM 2013 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture
December 11, 2013 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)

HHS Primary Care Services Resource Coordination and Development Program
Apply by December 31, 2013

RWJF New Careers in Nursing: Call for Applications
Apply by January 9, 2014 (3:00 pm ET)

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars: Call for Applications
Apply by February 12, 2014 (3:00 pm ET)

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

U.S. Congressman Honors Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School

Last week, Congressman David Cicilline honored the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School with a short floor speech at the U.S. House of Representatives. The school, which opened in 2011 to educate high school students for careers in nursing, offers a four-year college-level curriculum that begins in 10th grade.

Watch Rep. Cicilline’s remarks.

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Action Coalitions Convene in Seattle to Advance Nurse Leadership

Action Coalitions and Campaign for Action staff convened in Seattle this week to identify promising models for advancing nurse leadership. Stay tuned for more information about what they found!

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Brief: Opportunities for Business to Address Barriers to Health Care
The Campaign for Action and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Global Social Enterprise Initiative collaborated on a briefing memo to outline opportunities for business to address the barriers to nursing scope of practice. The briefing was written by Institute of Medicine committee member, Catherine Dower.

“As the US moves into a new era of health care – framed not only by the Affordable Care Act but also by demographic shifts and tremendous advances in science and information technology – the focus on who provides care is increasing. Do we have enough providers? Are they in the right places? Are they able to meet the care demands of a growing and aging population? Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are positioned to play key roles in answering these questions but challenges remain.”

Read the rest of the brief here and share with your colleagues!

Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Remove Barriers to APRN Practice & Care

On November 13, the Michigan Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 2 , which would expand consumer access to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The legislation would allow for the licensure of APRNs, which includes nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists, and authorize them to prescribe drugs without physician supervision. Certified registered nurse anesthetists are not covered in the bill. Nurses who have been licensed for less than two years would also be required to have a mentorship agreement to prescribe and administer drugs.

The legislation will now be considered by the Michigan House of Representatives.

Read more about this bill 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.

Thinking Visually: Using Photos, Graphics and Video to Tell Your Story (A Social Media 101 Webinar)

Tuesday December 3, 2013 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
Register here.

During this webinar, Campaign for Action communications specialists will discuss the benefits of using visual communications (e.g., photos, graphics, and video) to tell a story. Whether you’re sharing existing Campaign-branded visual products or creating your own, this webinar will provide Action Coalitions with ideas, tips, and tools for showcasing your work in powerful ways. The webinar will also feature the perspective of an Action Coalition on the impact of creating and promoting visual content.

Recent Webinars:

Legal Matters – Making Grant Dollars Go Farther

Action Coalitions face limits on their “lobbying,” but that may not be as restrictive as you think. Too often, non-profits fail to take full advantage of their grant dollars because they misunderstand what the lobbying prohibition really covers. To maximize your advocacy, you need to know what is – and, more importantly, what isn’t – lobbying. Armed with that knowledge, you can plan your communications strategically to increase your ability to achieve policy goals.

Watch the archived webinar. Please note the presentation clarification.
View the webinar summary.

Shout Outs
This is a section that we encourage you to take advantage of, to congratulate your AC or someone in your AC who deserves recognition. Send Shout Outs to Andrew Bianco at [email protected] with the subject line “Shout Out.”

A New Member of the Family

Congratulations to new grandmother Sue Hassmiller, who welcomed her first granddaughter Abigail Grace into the world on 11/12/13!

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