Campaign for Action Update: September 2, 2014


Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for the Action Coalitions for September 2, 2014, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

Registration Now Open!

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

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Please join major retailers, insurers and policy makers for a discussion on how businesses and other payors can benefit from fully utilizing nurses to deliver innovative and cost-effective health care. Hosted by AARP and UnitedHealth Group, 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.

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, 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 and premium solutions lead, Cigna
  • Susan C. Reinhard – senior vice president and 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 – vice president, State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, AARP
  • Andrew Sussman – president, CVS Minute Clinic
  • Micah Weinberg – senior policy adviser, Bay Area Council

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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 (New states added!)

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

Full Practice for Nurse Practitioners Tied to Reduced Hospitalizations

Granting more authority to nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization among residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNF), according to a recent study.

States that allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education and training have lower hospitalization rates across a range of groups in addition to SNF residents. These groups include inpatient rehabilitation patients and dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, investigators determined.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and was published in Nursing Outlook.

Learn more here.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

September Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

This is an opportunity for Action Coalitions to work together to develop, strengthen, or implement a diversity action plan. Meetings occur monthly either via WebEx or teleconference and provide Action Coalitions an opportunity to learn from our diversity consultants, other experts, and each other.

The September WebEx will include:

  • Kenya Beard, who leads the New York Action Coalition’s diversity work.
  • Time for Q&A and opportunities to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.

Ohio Action Coalition Teams Up with Men in Nursing

The Ohio Action Coalition (OAC) is committed to ensuring that Ohioans have access to high quality patient-centered care in a health care system where nurses contribute as essential partners in achieving success. An important part of that work is to ensure gender diversity in Ohio’s nursing workforce and education system. To accomplish this, the OAC is inviting pre-licensure nursing education programs in Ohio to consider applying for recognition through the American Assembly of Men in Nursing (AAMN).

To learn more, see the OAC’s letter and diversity plan.

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

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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.

See the Diversity section above for information about the September Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

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