Campaign for Action Update: August 26, 2014


Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for the Action Coalitions for August 26, 2014, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

We’re Thankful to Engage with Some of the Most Influential People in Health Care

Modern Healthcare recently released its 2014 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is thrilled to see so many supporters and friends on the list, including Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Dr. Victor Dzau, president of the Institute of Medicine; and many members of the Champion Nursing Council, the Champion Nursing Coalition, and the Strategic Advisory Committee. We congratulate these distinguished leaders on being named to the list and thank them for their support of the Campaign.

See who made the list here.

Save the Date! 

AARP Solutions Forum: The Economic Case for Tapping the Full Potential of Nurses

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET

Registration will be available shortly

On Wednesday, September 17, AARP and UnitedHealth Group will host a panel discussion on how businesses and other payors can benefit from fully utilizing advanced practice registered nurses, what barriers exist and how to eliminate them. Expert panelists will review and discuss the latest nursing-led models and the benefits these models produce.

Please join us for a live webcast or in person if you are in the Washington, D.C. area. An invitation with registration information will be sent shortly. If you are not signed up to receive E-Alerts from the Campaign , be sure to sign up!

Keynote Address:

  • Mark McClellan – Senior Fellow and Director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institution

Panel Discussions to Include:

  • Trish Anen – Vice President of Clinical Services, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
  • Susan Dentzer – Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Frederick Isasi – Director of the Health Division, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Tara Isa Koslov – Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission
  • Randall Krakauer – Vice President, National Medical Director, Medical Strategy, Aetna
  • Mary Picerno – Chief Nursing Officer & Premium Solutions Lead, Cigna
  • Susan C. Reinhard – Senior Vice President & Director, AARP Public Policy Institute; Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America
  • Kevin Ronneberg – Medical Director, Target
  • John Rowe – Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Elaine Ryan (invited) – Vice President of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, AARP
  • Andrew Sussman – President, CVS Minute Clinic
  • Micah Weinberg – Senior Policy Advisor, Bay Area Council

We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

See Webinars from CCNA in the Webinar section below!

Is Your Action Coalition on LinkedIn?

Looking to create a group for your Action Coalition on the social networking platform, LinkedIn? We can help! The Campaign for Action has developed an easy-to-use reference to guide you through setting up and using a LinkedIn group.

You can find the guide here with many other communication tools.

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 Print-on-Demand Templates)

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation
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

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Wisconsin Regional Meetings Include Nurses on Boards Training

Judith Hansen shares that the Wisconsin Center for Nursing, co-lead for the Wisconsin Action Coalition, recently hosted four meetings throughout the state to update participants on the progress of their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant, the activities of the Action Coalition, and to provide training for participants to enable them to serve on governing boards.

Learn more here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Reinhard Blogs about AARP The Magazine Article: Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap

Susan Reinhard, senior vice president, AARP Public Policy Institute, and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America, recently blogged about the AARP The Magazine article that features nurse practitioner Danielle Pendergrass. She highlights the critical role that nurses like Pendergrass play to help address the primary care shortage, as well as other challenges our health care system faces.

“AARP believes that consumers deserve full access to the care nurses provide, and understands that we will not be able to effectively care for our aging population unless we maximize the use of nurses,” she writes. “That’s why we are leading the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide campaign to transform health and health care through nursing.”

Read the full blog post here.

USA Today on Push for Greater Consumer Access to Care through Nurse Practitioners

Across the nation, states face an aging population, a shortage of health care providers, and an influx of newly insured consumers. Many states are addressing these issues by pushing to allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training and education. USA Today highlights efforts in Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, and New York to increase consumer access to health care by modernizing laws to varying degrees and reducing barriers to care.

Read the full story (and watch the video) here.
AANP Urges VA to Give Nurse Practitioners Full Practice Authority

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is urging new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to give full practice authority to nurse practitioners to help improve patient access to health care within the troubled VA system. “Nurse practitioners are willing and able to assist in increasing veterans’ access to the medical care they deserve,” AANP President Ken Miller said in a press release. “Together we can accomplish this mission.”

Read more here.

Advancing Education Transformation

Wisconsin Creates CNO Toolkit for Academic Progression

The Wisconsin Center for Nursing, a co-lead for the Wisconsin Action Coalition, recently released a toolkit aimed at chief nursing officers (CNOs) to help them support academic progression within health systems. This toolkit was developed as part of the State Implementation Program (SIP) grant, Taking the LEAD for Nursing in Wisconsin: Leadership, Educational Advancement & Diversity.

The toolkit includes multiple resources such as a customizable PowerPoint presentation, a best practice checklist, and two readiness-assessment surveys for the CNO to utilize in a health care setting.

The toolkit is available here.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Diversity Roundtable Emphasizes Need for Inclusion and Cultural Awareness

Maria Prince of the Virginia Action Coalition shares a synopsis of Virginia’s annual nursing roundtable, including a speech by Pat Polansky, director of program development and implementation at the Center to Champion Nursing in America. “It is your responsibility to educate the next generation of nurses,” said Polansky. “If we do not share the important lessons we learn about the importance of diversity, we miss a huge opportunity to shape the profession.”

Read more here.

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.

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.

Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

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.

Recent Webinars:

RWJF First Friday Google+ Hangout

Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative Webinar

RWJF Policymaker Outreach Webinar: How to Tell Your Story

Password: “Connect”

Speaking of Academic Progression

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

Shout Outs
This is a section that we encourage you to take advantage of, to congratulate your AC or someone in your AC who deserves recognition. Send Shout Outs to Andrew Bianco at [email protected] with the subject line “Shout Out.”

Kansas Action Coalition Promotional Video

Shout out to the Kansas Action Coalition for releasing their new promotional video! Want to help spread the word about the video? Tell people about it on Twitter with this sample tweet:

[email protected] has a great new promotional video-check it out!

Two Wisconsin Deans Named as AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Fellows

The Wisconsin Center for Nursing and the Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulate Dr. Linda Young, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Dr. Margaret Noreuil, Edgewood College, on their recent honor of being chosen as AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Fellows.

Congratulations from all of us on this prestigious honor and representing Wisconsin so well!

See the full list of fellows here.

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