Campaign for Action Update: September 9, 2014


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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. EDT

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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.

Learn more here.

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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RWJF & CCNA to Host Meeting and Reception during AAN’s Annual Conference

If you or any member of your Action Coalition will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Conference October 16-18, 2014, we want to know!

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) will host two events for RWJF scholars, fellows, grantees and Action Coalition members:

  • Call to Action Meeting (Thursday, October 16, 5:15-6:15 p.m.)
  • Leadership Reception (Friday, October 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.)

If you will be in DC, we would love to see you at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001!

RSVP for both events by October 3, 2014.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

See Webinars from CCNA in the Webinar section below!

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!)

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

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

Advancing Education Transformation

Happy 50th Anniversary Title VIII!

“Nurses today are essential members of our Nation’s health team. The health needs of a growing population cannot be met without their help. Blessed with the gifts of healing and with a wise and understanding heart, nurses perform a vital role in maintaining and strengthening America’s health services and our national well-being. Yet we are critically short of the nurses that we need.”

–President Lyndon B. Johnson, September 4, 1964

Fifty year ago, President Johnson signed the Nurse Training Act into law, creating Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act. His remarks upon signing that law remain as true now as they were then. Title VIII supports the supply and distribution of qualified nurses to meet our nation’s health care needs. These programs address all aspects of nursing workforce demand, including education, practice, retention, and recruitment. Title VIII programs bolster nursing education at all levels, from entry-level preparation through graduate study, and provide support for institutions that educate nurses for practice in rural and medically underserved communities.

You can read President Johnson’s full remarks from that day here.

Arkansas Celebrates Five Years of NSNA Stellar School Recognition

Since 2009, the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) has recognized NSNA school chapters that demonstrate ongoing involvement in NSNA, including a strong commitment to shared governance and professional development of their students and faculty. At least one school in Arkansas has been recognized in each of the last five years.

Congratulations to all this year’s NSNA Stellar School Chapters!

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Kennesaw State University, WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw, GA
  • Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, LA
  • University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • University of Central Florida, College of Nursing, Orlando, FL
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

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, will present on using a strength-based approach to promoting diversity in nursing.
  • Time for Q&A and opportunities to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.

Health Innovations

A New Mission for Drugstores

“The drugstore of the future will be more than just a store,” writes Priyanka Dayal McCluskey in The Boston Globe . “CVS is hiring nurse practitioners. Walgreens is hiring health guides. Rite Aid is hiring health coaches…. Pharmacy operators are trying to capitalize on consumers’ tendencies to visit neighborhood drugstores more often than the doctor by offering a broadening array of services, from vaccinations against the flu to urgent care for sprained ankles to management of chronic diseases.”

CVS MinuteClinic, Walgreens’ Take Care Health Systems, Target, and the Convenient Care Association are all Champion Nursing Coalition members utilizing nurses to provide consumers with convenient, cost-effective, high quality care.

You can catch CVS MinuteClinic President Andrew Sussman and Target Medical Director Kevin Ronneberg at next week’s AARP Solutions Forum: The Economic Case for Tapping the Full Potential of Nurses.

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.

Building Bridges: Making Inclusion A Best Practice

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

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Just because everyone is speaking English doesn’t mean you’re all speaking the same language. As national demographics shift to a majority/minority population, involving nurses from diverse races and ethnicities in your state Action Coalitions is crucial. The benefits extend beyond your group, which is stronger with members from diverse backgrounds. Diversity and inclusion also contribute to better patient care and to achieving the long-term goals of the IOM Report. This interactive webinar will help your Action Coalition to make immediate and impactful changes to be more inclusive in your communications, outreach and engagement.

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