Campaign for Action Update: October 14, 2014


Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for October 14, 2014, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

300 New Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource

Now is the time for Action Coalitions to engage 300 new Jonas Scholars across the country.

Jonas Scholars are Registered Nurses working on their PhD or DNP. As part of the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar program, Scholars are required to complete a leadership project that incorporates recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The incoming class of 2014 is beginning to explore their topics. This is your opportunity to involve them in a meaningful component of your Action Coalition’s work.

Action Coalition leaders should expect a call from the new 2014 Jonas Scholars!

In previous years, Jonas Scholars proved to be a valuable resource to the Action Coalitions’ work across the country. For the incoming class of 2014, the Campaign and the Jonas Center have organized a process to help Action Coalition leaders connect with Jonas Scholars. To connect with a Jonas Scholar or ask questions about the Jonas Program, contact Cathy Rick, Senior Advisor for Nursing Leadership at the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare ([email protected]). To help facilitate meaningful and productive relationships between the Jonas Scholars and Action Coalitions, you can work with the Campaign‘s Jonas Scholar consultant, Dr. Eileene Shake ([email protected]).

In September, the Center to Champion Nursing in America hosted the webinar, “A Program for Action Coalitions: Jonas Scholars A Valuable Resource.”  The webinar provides Action Coalitions with valuable tips on how to engage Jonas Scholars in their work.  View the archived webinar or summary to learn how past Jonas Scholars have made valuable contributions to advancing the work of Action Coalitions; several examples of projects are provided.

By engaging Jonas Scholars in the work of your Action Coalition, you will find them to be valuable assets.

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

Fundraising Communications 101: Your Case for Support

Tuesday, October 14 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Successful fundraising communications begin with a strong case for support-yet many organizations struggle with case development, and some of the traditional approaches to case development no longer effectively serve today’s organizations or donor audiences.

Through this session, hosted by Campbell & Company, you will learn:

  • What your case for support needs to accomplish-and what doesn’t;
  • A simple working structure for defining your case; and
  • A thoughtful process for building buy-in from your key stakeholders through the case development process.

You should also take a look at the fundraising toolkit that Campbell & Company assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions.

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:

Fundraising Toolkit

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

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Measuring the Impact: Evaluating Interprofessional Education and Care in Community Clinical Settings

Thursday, October 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Webinar: Nursing Leadership in Women’s Health

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference: What’s Happening Now?

October 24-26, 2014

Nashville, TN

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

The Next Shift: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Nurses, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, recently launched a new effort to guide the next generation of nurses called The Next Shift: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Nurses. They are currently seeking stories from nurses to share with new nurses starting in the profession, such as the defining moment in your career, your favorite anecdote, tips, or other insights.

Learn more here.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

UnitedHealth Group Calls for Advancing Primary Care Delivery

According to a recent report from UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Moderation, better access to primary care is linked with reduced hospital admissions and emergency department visits. The report, “Advancing Primary Care Delivery: Practical, Proven, and Scalable Approaches ,” also notes that only one in six recent medical school graduates say they will pursue a career in primary care. Furthermore, primary care physicians are concentrated in areas with higher median household incomes, leaving many rural and less afluent areas underserved.

The report offers the following recommendations:

  • Implement payment models that reward value.
  • Expand the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
  • Create multi-disciplinary care teams.
  • Use electronic health records and other HIT to share information and coordinate care in real time.

Read more at HealthLeaders Media. You can find the full report 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, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

October Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

This Learning Collaborative 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 October meeting will feature Joanne Spetz, PhD and Tim Bates, MPP from the Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, who will present information about the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) Data System:

  • Description of IPEDS
    • What does it say?
    • Sample tables
  • How to get your own IPEDS data via their online system
    • Types of nursing programs
    • Gender and race/ethnicity
  • Time for Q&A and opportunity to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.

Archived CCNA Webinars: 

How to Engage Insurers
Summary will be available in future

September Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

View a summary

Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource

View a summary

Building Bridges: Making Inclusion a Best Practice

View a summary

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