Campaign for Action Update: August 5, 2014


In Case You Missed It…

We know there has been a lot going on recently, so here are links to last week’s webinars, archived for your convenience:

RWJF First Friday Google+ Hangout

Held August 1, 2014

Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative Webinar

Held July 30, 2014

RWJF Policymaker Outreach Webinar: How to Tell Your Story

Held July 30, 2014
Password: “Connect”

Reminder: Complete Your Action Coalition Status Reports – Due Friday, August 8

Action Coalition Co-leads: please complete your status reports no later than 5 pm EDT this Friday, August 8. You can find the link to your Action Coalition’s online status report by viewing the original request emailed to co-leads on July 28.

As part of your status report, email the following to [email protected]:

  • A list with the names of specific organizations, businesses, and other stakeholder groups that are currently represented in your Action Coalition
  • Your Strategic Plan
  • Your Diversity Action Plan, if you have one

Contact Melissa Marinelarena ([email protected]) for questions.

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!

We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

Do you have a suggestion or feedback about the Weekly Update? Is there a story that you would like us to share? Let us know by emailing Andrew Bianco at [email protected].

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

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

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

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

AARP The Magazine: Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap

The August/September 2014 issue of AARP The Magazine features an article on nurse practitioners filling a void when access to health professionals is limited. The article, “Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap,” makes the case for nurse practitioners to do the work they’ve been trained to do. AARP The Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine with 22 million copies in print.

Read the story here.

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

NASHP Webinar: Supporting Expanded Roles for Non-Clinicians on Primary Care Teams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET

Register Here

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will host a webinar to accompany its upcoming report, Strategies to Support Expanded Roles for Non-Clinicians on Primary Care Teams: Two State Case Studies. There is strong evidence that team-based primary care has significant benefits for patients and providers. Some care teams now include non-clinicians, such as medical assistants, health coaches, care coordinators, or community health workers. This webinar will provide context on the evidence supporting expanded roles for non-clinicians as members of care teams and highlight case studies from two states, South Carolina and Maine.

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. Additionally, CAP2 is looking to expand its database and has ideas for how to incentivize Action Coalitions to help. You will not want to miss this opportunity.

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:

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.”

Congratulations to Hawaii!

Hawaii recently became the 8th state to meet the requirements of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) APRN Consensus Model. This accomplishment can be credited to the leadership of Dean Mary Boland and the support of other health care leaders, including employers, physicians, educators, state departments, professional associations, the Board of Nursing, and six legislative standing committee chairs.

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