Campaign for Action Update: June 24, 2014


RWJF’s Risa Lavizzo-Mourey to Discuss Culture of Health in Aspen

What will the state of your health–and America’s health–be 10 years from now? Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) President and CEO Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is at the Aspen Ideas Festival exploring that exact question with people who–like you–are working for positive change.

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey will lay out the challenges for the future in her keynote address, “We Will Have A Powerful Story to Tell: Building a Culture of Health in America,” which will be live-streamed on Wednesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. (EDT).

Other speakers and panelists will focus on four main themes: “Living Longer, Living Better;” “Health by Design;” “The Business of Health;” and “Innovations in Health.” The closing session will feature an interview with former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

Learn more and access the live stream here.

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Two New Print-on-Demand Templates Now Available!

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has developed two new print-on-demand templates for Action Coalitions. One Microsoft Word template is designed for Action Coalitions that have their own unique branding to add their logo in the header of the document. The second template is designed for Action Coalitions that do not have their own branding. It features the Campaign branding in the header of the document. Both templates contain several design elements and a paragraph describing how your Action Coalition relates to the national Campaign. The print-on-demand templates are available along with several other Campaign marketing materials.

Webinar: Building a State Health Workforce Center  Lessons Learned in the Carolinas

June 25, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join here at the time of the webinar (no registration required)

The Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC) will host a webinar on building a state health workforce center. Linda Lacey, director of the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning at the South Carolina AHEC, has been involved in the founding of two different health workforce centers. One was focused exclusively on the nursing workforce in North Carolina and  the other focused on all health workforce groups in South Carolina. Through those experiences, she has become familiar with the trials, tribulations, and rewards of developing an effective health workforce center. She will share some of the lessons she has learned in this webinar.

New Online Course: Transforming Nursing  The Impact of the IOM Report

In this online course, Susan Hassmiller and Liana Orsolini explore and analyze the impact of the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health . Additional contextual factors, like the Affordable Care Act, are addressed to highlight new nursing care competencies crucial to securing better health outcomes. The course will also address how nurses can prepare for future changes in health care delivery through transformation of their own practice and the education needed to achieve those transformations.

Visit Nursing Knowledge International’s website for more details, including cost information and contact hours.

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:

HHS: $300 Million Available to Expand Community Health Center Services

Apply by July 1, 2014

CMS: $60 Million Available for Navigators

Apply by July 10, 2014

RWJF Call for Proposals: Public Health Services and Systems Research

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

Fall 2014 NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

November 7-9, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Apply by August 8, 2014

NLN 2014 Education Summit: Flight of the Phoenix

September 17-20, 2014

Phoenix, Ariz.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

ADN Nursing Organization Releases Position Paper Supporting Accreditation

The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) recently released a position paper encouraging voluntary accreditation for all associate degree nursing (ADN) programs. This will help assure consistent quality standards in ADN programs. As N-OADN President and CEO Donna Meyer said, “The release of this statement is an extremely important step as the organization that supports and advocates for community college nursing programs.”

N-OADN also recently announced their new name, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), which will become official at their Annual Convention in November 2014. The organization is a member of the Champion Nursing Council and a close collaborator in the Campaign‘s education learning collaborative and academic progression work across the country.

Learn more and read the position paper here .

Health Innovations

HRSA and APRNs Improving Access to Care Together

Mary Wakefield, administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), spoke with nurses about the successes that nurses and her agency have achieved together. According to Wakefield, an $11 billion HRSA investment has funded 9,500 new community health centers under the Affordable Care Act. These new sites currently employ 4,700 nurse practitioners and more than 500 certified nurse midwives, and have expanded access to care from 17 million to 21 million people.

During the past five years, the National Health Service Corps ranks have grown from 3,600 clinicians to nearly 8,900 primary care providers, including 1,600 advance practice registered nurses. “That number represents more than three times as many NPs, CNMs and psychiatric nurses as there were at the beginning of President Obama’s first term,” she added.

Another national initiative, Nurse Corps, is a home visiting program that supports 2,500 nurses and 480 nurse practitioners. These nurses practice in partnership with social workers counseling parents and children in underserved communities using evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes.

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.

Recent Webinars:

Speaking of Academic Progression

Who Cares About Nursing? Building Community Support and Raising Funds for Your Action Coalition

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