Campaign for Action Update: November 5, 2013

IOM Report on the Future of Nursing Celebrates its Third Anniversary 

Registration Now Open: Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture 

The Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture will celebrate the three-year anniversary of the IOM’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report, which was released on October 5, 2010. 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 Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, and chart future directions and priorities for the nursing profession.

National Academy of Sciences Building

2101 Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)

Reception to Follow

Register here.


  • Donna Shalala, Ph.D., President, University of Miami; Chair, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing


  • Carmen Alvarez, Ph.D., R.N., NP-C, CNM, Julio Bellber Postdoctoral Fellow at The George Washington University
  • Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., R.N., FAAN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Vice-Chair, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing
  • Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Study Director, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing
  • Darrell Kirch, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • David Vlahov, Ph.D., R.N., Dean and Endowed Professor of Nursing Education, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco

Moderated by: 

  • Harvey Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President, Institute of Medicine

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Funding and Other Opportunities

HHS Announces Funding Opportunity to Support Primary Care Workforce

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced an $11 million grant for the Primary Care Services Resource Coordination and Development Program. The program is intended to facilitate the coordination of activities within a state that relate to the delivery of primary care services and the recruitment and retention of critical health care providers.  This includes working with other agencies within the state government, as well as organizations outside of the state government whose policies affect health care services.

Learn more about this grant here.

Apply by December 31, 2013.

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Contact Your Regional Association of Grantmakers
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Four Tools for Successful Coalition-Building
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Become an RWJF Health Policy Fellow
Apply by November 13, 2013 (3:00 pm ET)

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)

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

Public Meeting: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) will hold a public meeting on November 7-8, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm EST for both days. The NACNEP advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, nursing education and nursing practice improvement.  The council includes several leaders from the Campaign for Action, including Sue Hassmiller, Mary Lou Brunell (Florida AC), and Mary Burman (Wyoming AC).

You may request an invitation to join by contacting Jeanne Brown, NACNEP staff assistant, at [email protected] or (301) 443-5688.

See the agenda here.

University of Wisconsin Schools of Nursing Awarded $3.2 Million

On November 1, the University of Wisconsin System announced its selections for innovative proposals to spur economic and workforce development across the state. Four University of Wisconsin campuses (Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh) will receive a total of $3.2 million over two years to provide pre-doc support for PhD and DNP students. The funding will also support post-docs for doctorally prepared nurses in exchange for a multiple-year commitment to teach at one of the four campuses.

Read more here.

Maryland Nurse Collaborative Adopts UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program

The UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program, developed jointly by UHC and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), has been selected to implement the program’s curriculum in Maryland’s new statewide nurse residency collaborative. Maryland is the second state in the country to create such a collaborative. UHC will support the lead agency, the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE), to provide in-hospital training to help first-year nurses transition from the classroom to the bedside.

The collaborative, which includes 15 hospitals at its launch, is a direct result of the work done by the Maryland Action Coalition. This work will ensure that all nurses at collaborative hospitals have the support necessary to successfully make the transition to becoming highly qualified and professional members of the nursing staff.

Read more here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Retail Clinics: Convenient, Cost-Effective, Quality Care

Retail clinics (also called convenient care clinics) are an increasingly popular option for people who need diagnosis and treatment for common, non-life-threatening conditions. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the primary care providers in these clinics, which are located in a range of settings, including pharmacies, grocery stores and “big box” stores. First established in 2000, there are now more than 1,200 retail clinics nationwide. Research shows that they provide quality health care and reduce health care costs. A new study shows that they can further reduce costs when NPs are allowed to practice independently, potentially by nearly $472 million or more in 2015.

Read more about this research here.


WHO: Nurse Practitioners Deliver Equal Care as Physicians

Midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other non-doctors do as good a job as MDs in the care they deliver – and patients often like them better, a World Health Organization (WHO) team reported last week.

These non-physicians are especially effective in delivering babies, taking care of people infected with the AIDS virus, and helping people care for chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, the team reported in a WHO bulletin.

The findings extend from the poorest nations to the United States and Europe, they said. While some physician groups have resisted wider use of such professionals, they should embrace them because they are often less expensive to deploy and are far more willing to work in rural areas, the WHO experts said.

Read the rest from NBC News.

Florida Statewide Nursing Summit

The Florida Blue Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Action Coalition, will host a statewide summit on November 13-15 in Tampa. The purpose of Nursing in Florida: Celebrating the Past and Advancing the Future is to empower nurses in every health care setting with the information and contacts needed for them to succeed in their careers and in caring for patients. Keynote speakers include Donna Shalala of the University of Miami and Peter Buerhaus of Vanderbilt University.

Learn more or register here.


Diverse Elders Coalition Webinar: Why Obamacare Matters to Diverse Older People

The Diverse Elders Coalition – comprised of five national organizations advocating for policies and programs that improve aging for diverse older people – will host a webinar on November 2 to discuss the ACA’s impact on diverse older adults.

The ACA has the ability to create a path to better health by offering more affordable health insurance options, improving services and eliminating the usual obstacles. This webinar will highlight both national and state-specific examples on what is being done to ensure that older people know about the changes that are taking place under the ACA and how it affects them.

Speakers include:

Dr. Yanira Cruz

President and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Michael Adams

Executive Director of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2-3 pm ET

Register here.

Bolstering Workforce Data

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Releases Landmark Workforce Report

The Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN) recently released The Wisconsin Nursing Workforce: Status and Recommendations. The report is based on survey data from over 95,000 registered and licensed practical nurses, and educational programs in Wisconsin, and identifies evidence-based nursing workforce issues. Critical recommendations from this report will provide Wisconsin healthcare systems, educators and policy makers with key strategies to avert a public health crisis from anticipated shortages in the nursing workforce.

The Wisconsin report is unique in that it is framed using the recommendations of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing. This will align Wisconsin with recommendations for nursing being made at the national level, and recognizes that nurses offer untapped potential to transform healthcare delivery and improve access, customer satisfaction, cost effectiveness, and patient outcomes.

Learn about the report’s findings from WCN executive director and Wisconsin Action Coalition co-lead Judith Hansen. The full report and executive summary are also available.

Health Care Innovations

Briefing: Redesigning The Health Care Workforce

The November 2013 thematic issue of Health Affairs,”Redesigning The Health Care Workforce,” takes on the issue of how to create the optimal health care workforce for the 21st century. The forthcoming issue of Academic Medicine , the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, also focuses on training the future health care workforce.

Health Affairs and Academic Medicine will host a briefing featuring authors from the current issues of both publications to discuss the future of the health care workforce.

The program will include a keynote address by Princeton Professor Uwe Reinhardt, and remarks by Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), and Aaron Schock (R-IL).

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

W Hotel Washington

Washington, DC

Register here.

Panels include:

  • Setting The Stage For Health Workforce Policy In The ACA Era
  • Restructuring Medical Education
  • New Models of Care And Reaching Vulnerable Populations

Others scheduled to speak are:

  • David Auerbach, RAND Corporation
  • David C. Goodman, Dartmouth College
  • Atul Grover, Assn. of American Medical Colleges
  • Susan B. Hassmiller,Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Michael Hoge, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Suzann Pershing, Stanford University
  • Sheldon Retchin, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tom Ricketts, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Stephen Shannon, American Assn. of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • George Thibault, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

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.”

Shout Out from Sue Hassmiller

Congratulations to Joanne Spetz, Dawn Bazarko, Stephen T. Parente and Robert J. Town, who authored a study published in this month’s Health Affairs, and all who will benefit from this research! Their article, “Scope-Of-Practice Laws For Nurse Practitioners Limit Cost Savings That Can Be Achieved In Retail Clinics,” is also the focus of the this RWJF piece, featured above.

Four from Wisconsin Inducted as American Academy Nurse Fellows

Wisconsin Action Coalition co-lead Judith Hanson congratulates the four nursing leaders from Wisconsin who were recently inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing! Those new fellows are:

  • Mary E. Hagle, PhD, RN, WCC-Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
  • Nancy Korom, MSN, RN, NEARN-BC-Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Judith K. Payne, PhD, RN, AOCN-University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, MPH, RN-University of Wisconsin-Madison

“We in Wisconsin are proud of this wonderful accomplishment and career milestone for these exemplary nursing leaders from our state, and and wish to extend our heartfelt  congratulations!”

See more here.

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