Campaign for Action Update: May 27, 2014



HRSA Study Sheds Light on Nurse Practitioner Workforce

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) conducted the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners to provide accurate national estimates of the nurse practitioner workforce and to profile their education, certification, and practice patterns.

This infographic shows only a few of the many findings from the full report.

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Policymaker Outreach

This summer, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will host a series of policymaker outreach webinars open to all RWJF grantees and Action Coalitions. If you would like to view any of our previous webinar sessions please visit the Connect website and enter the password “Connect” when prompted. The three webinar topics are listed below. Registration for the first webinar is now open.

How to Engage Policymakers and Organize and Conduct a Briefing

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Register Here

This webinar will explore strategies for making sure your message is heard in an environment that can be quite hectic. It will also explain some of the basics to conducting a policy briefing and discuss material and panel development.

July: How to Tell Your Story

Conveying who you are and what you do is a critical part of every meeting with policymakers. This session will help you craft a compelling introduction and story.

August: Red, Blue or Purple: How to Communicate With a Partisan Congress

Unfortunately, Congress is more divided than ever. This session will address strategies for communicating and forging relationships with Members of Congress and other policymakers across the political spectrum.

Various Opportunities from the National League for Nursing (NLN)

NLN Hearst Foundations Excellence in Geriatric Education Award

Share your school’s innovative approach to teaching care of older adults.

Apply by May 30, 2014

Free Workshop: Use of Technology to Advance Care Excellence for Seniors

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2014 NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

November 7-9, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Apply by August 8, 2014

Only 10 applicants will be selected. Requires registration fee.

RWJF Call for Proposals: Public Health Services and Systems Research

This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery. Up to nine studies may be selected to receive funding of up to $350,000 to support projects of up to 24 months in duration.

Learn more here

Apply by July 23, 2014 (3:00 p.m. ET)

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ Annual Conference and Dinner

On June 12-13, 2014, the Forum will host their annual conference, Strengthening Nurse Practice: Powerful Strategies to Achieve the IOM’s Future of Nursing Recommendations , in Hartford, Connecticut. The conference will engage national nursing leaders representing state nursing workforce centers, Action Coalitions, healthcare facilities, and schools and programs of nursing. Only by working collaboratively and sharing best practices can we ensure a highly qualified nursing workforce nationwide. Attendees will leave engaged and empowered to be an active part of the solutions.

Conference Brochure

Conference Registration

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sponsored Dinner

For Action Coalition Co-leads, or their designees, who are planning to attend the Strengthening Nurse Practice: Powerful Strategies to Achieve the IOM’s Future of Nursing Recommendations conference, the Campaign for Action is hosting a dinner on Thursday, June 12, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET. You will receive additional details after registration. For any questions, please contact Michael Pheulpin at [email protected].

Dinner Registration

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

Don’t miss the Campaign for Action Directory of Resources! The Campaign provides a library of essential resources for several of the key pillar areas and learning collaboratives. Please visit these key resources and tools to advance your work.

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

FTC Staff Paper Handout

Updated Action Coalition Status Reports

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Nurse Managed Health Centers: Turning the Affordable Care Act into Action

Conference: June 9, 2014

NLN 2014 Education Summit: Flight of the Phoenix

September 17-20, 2014

Phoenix, Ariz.

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

RWJF Fellow Named First Chair for Nursing at Boston Children’s Hospital

RWJF Fellow Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN, joined the Boston Children’s Hospital in May 2013 as senior vice president of patient care services and as chief nursing officer. In this capacity, she leads nursing and inter-professional clinical practice, research, and education in service to more than 3,000 nurses, clinicians, and support team members at Boston Children’s Hospital-one of the nation’s foremost independent pediatric hospitals and a leading center of pediatric health research.

Now in the boardroom, Wood uses her influence to advocate for children and families, lead the discipline of nursing and interprofessional practice, and advance her commitment to improve the process of care delivery by expanding access, quality, and value.

Read Wood’s full profile in RWJF’s Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Texas Regulations Limit Access to Nurse Practitioners

Last October, Rose Okoro opened a family health clinic in Katy, Texas. Today she only sees patients there part time due to state regulations that prevent many patients from receiving care at the clinic.

Okoro is a nurse practitioner (NP) with a doctorate in nursing practice. As an NP, she may only be reimbursed by insurance companies that have a contract with the physician who supervises her. This state regulation prevents NPs from seeing patients who have insurance–even Medicaid through state-contracted insurers–if those insurers do not have contracts with the NP’s supervising physician.

Read more at The Texas Tribune.

Promoting Diversity

Study: Nursing School Diversity Initiatives Mostly Successful

Graduation rates for some–but not all–racial and ethnic groups increased at nursing schools with diversity ‘pipeline programs,’ according to a study conducted by J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, APRN, who is an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar and assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Read more about the study in RWJF’s Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.

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 http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

Who Cares About Nursing?

Building Community Support and Raising Funds for Your Action Coalition

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

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Learn how to find partners and financial supporters to help you champion nursing in your state. We will look at ways to identify and cultivate relationships with businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals who can become regular donors to your program. Learn how to leverage the important relationship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the most respected names in health care philanthropy, to appeal for matching funds and/or additional support to expand the impact of your efforts locally.

Speaking of Academic Progression

NEW DATE: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Using the wealth of evidence supporting academic progression in nursing, this webinar will provide information you need to craft messages and identify messengers who can persuade key stakeholders to support the work to create a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce. The webinar will address several of the strategies Action Coalitions are using to help nurses get higher degrees, including: seamless articulation models, common curricula, diversity recruitment programs, and more. Action Coalition members who have been successful in communicating messages about nursing education will share their strategies.

Participants will learn:

  1. About data supporting academic progression;
  2. Elements of an effective message – and effective messages on this topic;
  3. How to target messages; and
  4. How to identify the best spokespeople.

This webinar was originally scheduled for May 8, 2014.

Health Innovations

CDC Study: NPs and PAs More Likely to Offer Health Education

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nurse practitioners and physician assistants were more likely than physicians to provide health education to patients with chronic conditions.

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