Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for the Action Coalitions for August 19, 2014, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.
Campaign for Action Reaches 40,000 Facebook Fans!
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has reached a new milestone–40,000 Facebook fans! Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us achieve this milestone. If you are not currently following the Campaign on social media, we invite you and the members of your Action Coalitions to join us by becoming a Facebook fan and following us on Twitter.
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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
See Webinars from CCNA in the Diversity and Webinar sections below!
ANA Videos Help Nurses Talk to Congress
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has produced six short videos to help you increase your knowledge of Congress and how to talk to legislators.
The videos include:
- Congress 101: An Insider View of Capitol Hill
- Strategies for Building Relationships with Lawmakers Back Home
- How Congress is Using Social Media
- Strategies for Influencing Undecided Lawmakers
- “In” Basket or Waste Basket: Where Do Your Policy Talking Points Go?
- What Congress is Looking For in Constituent Communication
All videos are available on YouTube.
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:
(Including Two New Print-on-Demand Templates)
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:
Apply by September 17, 2014
November 7-9, 2014
Apply by August 8, 2014
September 17-20, 2014
October 24-26, 2014
Leveraging Nursing Leadership
First Nurse Appointed to the Board of Trustees of Baystate Health
Kathleen Scoble, ED, RN, dean of the Elms College School of Nursing, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Baystate Health, a western Massachusetts-based non-profit health care provider. She is the first nurse appointed to the board. Baystate Health is one of the largest health systems in New England.
“I could not be more enthusiastic about the opportunity and responsibility I have as I serve in this very important position,” said Dr. Scoble of her appointment.
Dr. Scoble currently co-chairs a statewide team for the Massachusetts Action Coalition for Nursing. We congratulate her on this outstanding achievement! Learn more here.
Florida Action Coalition Creates Leadership Toolkit
Based on the results of a State Implementation Program (SIP) study, the Florida Action Coalition has created a toolkit to address barriers to leadership for nurses. This includes resources and guidance for aspiring nurse leaders, as well as resources for all nurses to improve their leadership skills.
You can find the toolkit here.
Texas Team Action Coalition Holds First Nurses On Board Training Workshop
Last month, twenty-six nurse leaders from across Texas came together for a full day of training hosted by Texas Team Action Coalition and Texas Healthcare Trustees. The workshop taught skills and knowledge that nurses need to pursue positions on hospital boards and community and statewide governing bodies. The one-day training workshop marks the launch of Nurses on Board, a year-long training program to prepare nurse leaders across the state for service on boards of directors of organizations and agencies that promote health and wellness.
Learn more here.
Promoting Nursing Diversity
Tomorrow: August Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
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 August WebEx will cover:
- A discussion with Casey Shillam, from the California Action Coalition, and Adriana Perez, one of the Campaign ‘s diversity consultants, on a regional model for working together on Affordable Care Act outreach to diverse communities.
- Time for Q&A and opportunity to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.
NCSL Webinar: Increasing Health Care Workforce Diversity to Meet Your State’s Needs
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. EDT
Register Here (free webinar – create a free account to register)
As the United States grows increasingly diverse, the need for a racially and ethnically diverse health care workforce is critical to ensuring the delivery of high quality services, as well as reducing health disparities. State policy makers seeking to address the health needs of minority populations are investigating diversity of the health care workforce, which has been shown to help improve access to health and health care for communities of color.
This webinar, hosted by the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), will outline why policy makers may want to increase the diversity of their state’s health care workforce and highlight policy strategies available to states.
Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration
NYSAC Video Highlights Interprofessional Research Center
Members of the New York State Action Coalition (NYSAC) are working to improve health in communities across the Empire State. In this new video and blog post, Beqir Brija, a nursing student at Concordia College, describes the creation of the Center for Nursing Research and Education (CNRE) at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.
Read the post and watch the video here.
Walmart Enters Primary Care Role with Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
Across the nation, nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing care by meeting consumers where they are: retail stores. Champion Nursing Coalition members CVS MinuteClinic, Target, and Walgreens’ Healthcare Clinic Systems are providing convenient, high quality care by supplying NPs where and when consumers need them. This means weekends and after work hours.
Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is joining this movement in a big way by opening six primary care clinics in Texas and South Carolina. While Walmart has experimented with clinics in the past, this marks its first foray into primary care.
Learn 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 http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.
Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar will provide Action Coalition co-leaders and taskforce leaders with valuable information on how to engage Jonas Scholars in their Action Coalition’s work. Jonas Scholars are proving to be a valuable resource to Action Coalitions across the country. The incoming class of 2014 Jonas Scholars is beginning to explore leadership project topics. If you engage Jonas Scholars in the work of your Action Coalition, you will find them to be valuable assets in moving your work forward.
On this webinar, you will learn how past Jonas Scholars have made valuable contributions to advancing the work of Action Coalitions. You will hear examples of past Jonas Scholar projects, tips on how to engage the Scholars in your Action Coalition’s work, and information on how you can connect with a Jonas Scholar. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.