Campaign for Action Update: November 26, 2013


Campaign for Action Launches New Newsletter

On November 21, the Campaign for Action launched a new e-mail newsletter. Advancing Health: News from the Campaign for Action features stories about how the Campaign and our partners across the country are transforming health and health care through nursing. The November 2013 issue includes articles about nurses taking leadership roles on the insurance exchanges, efforts in Colorado to get more nurses on hospital and health system boards, and Kaiser Permanente’s support of the Campaign for Action.

Read the new newsletter, download a PDF version, or sign up to become a subscriber here!


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]

Thanks-giving: 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!

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month

To celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has teamed up with Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE). NICHE is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE knows that family caregivers require support and guidance to help them understand and cope with their loved ones’ hospitalization and transitions. NICHE also understands that nurses are uniquely positioned to help support family caregivers.

In this series of posts, NICHE staff and others share their perspective on health care, caregiving, and the important role nurses play in supporting family caregivers. In the latest post, Frances M. Stokes, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC,FCC,CMNL, Director of Nursing, NICHE at Renown Health in Reno, Nevada, discusses the teach-back method and how nurses can use it to support family caregivers and patients. Read it 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 All Pillars

Video Now Available: Redesigning The Health Care Workforce

On November 14, Health Affairs and Academic Medicine hosted a briefing to discuss how to create the optimal health care workforce for the 21st century. The program included a keynote address by Princeton Professor Uwe Reinhardt, and remarks by Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), and Aaron Schock (R-IL). RWJF’s Sue Hassmiller also participated in a panel discussion.

Watch the videos here. Other materials, like the agenda, slides and bios are also available.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Push for Interprofessional Education Picks Up Steam
At Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, interprofessional education isn’t just an academic buzzword. It’s built into the university’s strategic plan.

The university, which offers degrees in health sciences, founded the Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center in 2007 to set new educational standards for interprofessional education. The goal is to train health professionals to move out of their proverbial silos and work more collaboratively to deliver better, safer, and more patient-centered health care.

Using specially-developed curricula and a “health mentors program,” the center seeks to ensure that students master core competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice.

Read the rest in RWJF’s Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.

Loyola University Receives Grants to Foster Interprofessional Education and Collaboration

Loyola University Chicago’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing has received two grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to foster interprofessional education and collaboration. The first is an Interprofessional Promoting Access to Healthcare grant and will be used to engage nursing students in interprofessional education and clinical practice projects with dietetics and public health students. The second grant will be used to develop nurse leaders who will create collaborative environments to better care for patients in underserved areas.



Diversity Steering Committee in Action

On Thursday, November 21, the Center to Champion Nursing in America hosted the Campaign’s Diversity Steering Committee to help provide advice on how to strengthen Action Coalitions’ diversity action plans. We will provide targeted technical assistance to several Action Coalitions to help them with their planning and implementation.

RWJF Webinar: Best Practices in Diversity for Faculty Success in the Academy

Next week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will host, Through a New Lens: Insights and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion for Faculty Success in the Academy, the final webinar in a series on Diversity Matters.

The webinar will focus on lessons and strategies that panelists have developed from their work in academia. The panel of experts will share insights and ideas on grants and funding, career development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. Read about the panelists and learn more here.

Monday, December 2, 2013 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST
Advanced registration required. Register here.

Collaboration Across Action Coalitions

Representatives from the California, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Action Coalitions presented to the American Assembly for Men in Nursing last month. The California AC submitted an abstract for the meetings and then asked the others to consider presenting as a panel. Each state shared its diversity strategy and engaged in a dialogue with the audience. Mary Dickow, statewide director for the California AC, said, “It was a great session and I encourage other AC’s to look for opportunities to share what you are doing…. Let’s all think about how we can highlight the common work across the recommendation implementation efforts and seek partners to elevate the visibility of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action!”

Have ideas for collaboration? Leave a comment on Mary Dickow’s community post.

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.

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.”

Happy Thanksgiving from the Campaign for Action

We all have much to be thankful for this year, but we are especially thankful for all of you! Thanks to everyone involved in the Campaign and in advancing the future of nursing. This Campaign is only made possible by your hard work! As always, we are also thankful for our readers and everyone who sends in anything to add to the Weekly Update. Take care, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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