Campaign for Action Update: February 18, 2014


Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

RWJF/Pew Health Impact Project Releases Call for Proposals

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts, promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs.

Learn more details and how to apply here.

Proposals are due April 02, 2014 (6:00 pm ET)

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF Public Health Law Research (PHLR)
Proposals due April 15, 2014 (3:00 pm ET)

HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program – Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree of Nursing (VBSN)
Apply by February 18, 2014

RWJF Clinical Scholars: Call for Applications
Apply by February 28, 2014 (3:00 pm ET)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opportunities:
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC)
Letters of intent are due March 2, 2014 (originally February 18)

Campaign Pillars

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Kentucky Governor Signs Bill to Increase Consumer Access to Care

On February 13, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill (SB) 7 into law, expanding access to health care for Kentuckians, many of whom live in areas with a shortage of primary care providers. The passage of SB 7 means that Kentuckians’ will have improved access to high quality primary care and medications, such as antibiotics, anti-hypertension, cholesterol, insulin, and diabetes medicines. Specifically, the law allows advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with four or more years of experience to prescribe routine medications without being required to have a written agreement with a physician. APRNs will still need a written agreement to prescribe controlled substances.

Learn more about the change on our website.


Missouri Action Coalition Hosts Diversity Roundtable

On January 24, the Missouri Action Coalition hosted a Diversity Roundtable attended by over 20 nursing leaders from throughout the state representing several ethnicities. Attendees were given an overview of the Missouri Action Coalition, presented the Nurses at the Table presentation, viewed current census and nursing statistics for Missouri, and engaged in active discussion. This dynamic group developed a mission statement, vision statement, and an action plan for Diversity in nursing in Missouri.

Energized to serve as the Diversity Team for the Missouri Action Coalition, they are committed to advancing diversity in nursing for the state. As Team Lead Martha Baker shared, “Increasing diversity in nursing is the right and moral thing to do!”

Photos from throughout the day can be viewed on the Missouri Action Coalition’s Facebook page.

Webinar: Nursing in 3D – Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health

Last month, Public Health Reports published a supplement entitled “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health .” The Health Resources and Services Administration Division of Nursing hosted a summit by the same name in August 2012.

This webinar features experts in nursing workforce diversity, health care quality and access, health disparities, and social determinants of health to discuss the academic and health system factors and social, economic, and environmental determinants that influence health workforce diversity and health equity. The presenters will highlight relevant work currently underway in the federal and private sectors and presents various pathways and partnerships that can help improve health equity.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Shanita Williams, Branch Chief, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Mr. William Freeman, Staff Service Fellow, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Dr. Paula Braveman , Professor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center on Social Disparities in Health
  • Dr. Janice Phillips,  Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, CGFNS International

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 1:00 pm ET

Register here.

Please note that registration is available to the first 1,001 spots and fills quickly.

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.

Make Your Mark: How to Use Campaign Marketing Materials

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

Need a brochure? A one-page Campaign overview? A postcard you can leave behind at meetings? The Campaign for Action has created a number of materials for Action Coalitions to use and customize. Join our webinar to review these materials and how to use them effectively. We’ll walk you through what’s available to help you showcase your work and spread your message.

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