Campaign for Action Update: July 29, 2014


This Friday: RWJF Google+ Hangout on The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action 

August 1, 2014 | 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. ET

This Friday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host an online video chat on transforming health care through nursing. Panelists will discuss the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and its focus areas of raising the level of nurse education, ensuring a diverse nursing workforce, making sure nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training, and advancing nurses into leadership in health systems.

Panelists include:

  • Susan Dentzer (Moderator), senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Susan Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
  • Alexia Green, professor and dean emeritus, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Brian Cooper, senior group manager, Business Development, Target Corporation
  • Winifred Quinn, director, Advocacy & Consumer Affairs, Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

Prior to the Hangout, you can join the conversation and ask questions on Twitter by using the hashtag #RWJF1stFri.

Anyone may participate in the Hangout on August 1 by going to the event page at 12:15 p.m. ET. Be sure to add the event to your calendar and bookmark the event page so you don’t miss it!

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!  

New award to recognize and advance nurse leaders with prestigious training

Recently, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action announced an exciting new program – Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing – to honor nurse leaders making a difference in their communities and to develop their leadership skills.

The call for nominations is open and the nomination deadline is August 15.Ten nurses will receive national recognition and a Leadership Development Program scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Breakthrough award is designed to:

  • Recognize and elevate the next generation of nurse leaders.
  • Recognize engagement in the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s state Action Coalitions.
  • Provide awardees with a world-class interprofessional leadership development experience.
  • Identify and train Campaign for Action ambassadors.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses engaged in a state Action Coalition of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action . Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council.

The nomination deadline is August 15.

Learn more and nominate a Breakthrough Leader in Nursing here!

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

To mark last October’s third anniversary of the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the IOM created an infographic poster that illustrates the report recommendations and the evidence behind them.

You can download the infographic and purchase printed copies from the IOM here.

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has collected a sample of Action Coalition logos from across the nation so that you can view your partners’ work and share ideas. If your Action Coalition logo is missing and you would like it to be listed, please send the logo to [email protected].

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. Registration for July’s webinar is now open.

Tomorrow: How to Tell Your Story

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET

Register Here

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 strategic story specifically for the policymaker audience.

Look out for this webinar in 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.

Don’t Miss the First Meeting of the Diversity & Data Learning Collaborative!

The Campaign for Action‘s Diversity & Data Learning Collaborative will host its inaugural meeting via WebEx tomorrow, July 30. Don’t miss it! See the “Promoting Nursing Diversity” section below for more details.

Learn More about the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars  program will create a diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery through research, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. RWJF will soon announce the schools selected to participate in their first cohort. The second call for proposals will be released on July 18, 2014, with proposals due October 1, 2014. RWJF will offer informational webinars for interested schools and students.

Webinar for Interested Schools

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Register Here

Webinar for Interested Students

Monday, August 4, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Register Here

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

(Including Two New Print-on-Demand Templates)

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

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

Call for Applications: RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Apply by September 17, 2014

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, AZ

NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference: What’s Happening Now?

October 24-26, 2014

Nashville, TN

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Join the Campaign for our First Meeting of the Diversity & Data Learning Collaborative 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Register here.

We are pleased to announce the beginning of the Campaign for Action’s Diversity & Data Learning Collaborative. This is an opportunity for Action Coalitions to work together to develop, strengthen, or implement a diversity action plan. Meetings will occur monthly either via WebEx or teleconference and will provide Action Coalitions an opportunity to learn from our diversity consultants, other experts, and each other.

The July WebEx will cover:

  • Trends across Action Coalition projects on diversity
  • Examples from Action Coalitions
  • Time for Q&A and opportunity to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.

Capacity Building

Missouri Receives Funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health

The Missouri Action Coalition recently received a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, allowing the Coalition to build a comprehensive database of mailing addresses and educate Missouri nurses on health promotion opportunities in the state. The Action Coalition pursued a grant with the Missouri Foundation for Health because of the Foundation’s vested interest in promoting activities that provide coverage for the unserved and underserved in Missouri.

Read more here.

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.

The Role of the APRN on the Provider Team: Developing New, Innovative Models of Care

Monday, August 11, 2014 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Register Here

The Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2) is a comprehensive database designed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of provider teams. This web-based service will provide organizations with the resources and information needed to assess and manage advanced practice nurses (APRNs) within provider teams and remove any barriers to scope of practice.

Participants will learn to:

  • Assess utilization of APRNs;
  • Manage the infrastructure to support APRN practice;
  • Optimize all APRN activities at medical level of care; and
  • Standardize best practices for APRNs.

Recent Webinars:

Speaking of Academic Progression

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

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