Campaign for Action Update: December 16, 2014


Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at [email protected].

A Brand New Chapter… or Two

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action would like to congratulate the two new National Black Nurses Association chapters that were chartered in 2014: the Black Nurses Association of Central Illinois and the Black Nurses Association of Northern Delaware. The Campaign looks forward to interacting with you in the future.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Last Weekly Update of 2014

Thank you all for tuning in each week, reading, sending in your stories, and making great suggestions. Most of all, thank you for being involved in the Campaign for Action and working to lead change and advance health through nursing.

This will be the last Weekly Update of the year, but please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the Campaign . The Weekly Update will be back on January 6, 2015.

Happy holidays, and have a wonderful New Year!

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Campbell & Company Webinar – Relationship Management 301: 

Supporting Relationship Management with the Right Reports

 Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

You’ve found the right prospects and gotten your relationship management practices off to a strong start, but your organization is still struggling with effectively managing and extracting information from your database. Too often, this information must be exported and manually manipulated in order to make it useful; this process not only wastes countless hours, but also often renders the data inaccessible to the people who need it most.

The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Relationship Management series, “Supporting Relationship Management with the Right Reports” will focus on generating key relationship management metrics and reports from your database and will provide guidance on who should receive these reports after they’ve been created. Through this session, you will learn:

  • The critical input needed from leadership to inform relationship management reports;
  • The tools available for various database systems;
  • Guidelines for report development; and
  • A thoughtful set of relationship-management sample reports.

See CCNA Webinars and other resources, tools, and opportunities below!

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Coalition Aims to Boost Nurse Membership on Health Care Boards

The newly launched Nurses on Boards Coalition gained attention last week from the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) news site, Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The coalition comprises 20 organizations committed to getting 10,000 nurses placed on corporate and nonprofit health-related boards by 2020. The American Organization of Nurse Executives, an affiliate of the AHA, is one of the coalition’s members.

Read more at H&HN

Advancing Nursing Education

Thinking Together in New Ways: Advancing Academic Progression

On January 21-23, 2015, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action will host an invitation-only meeting, Thinking Together in New Ways: Advancing Academic Progression, at the Westin in Houston, Texas. This meeting is designed to provide technical assistance in education progression for Action Coalitions, including some states with SIP and APIN funding.

The meeting will convene participants from 29 states who will receive assistance to scale up and integrate individual projects into statewide progress in education transformation. Participants will move to the next level of strategic thinking together in new ways to accelerate progress on academic progression goals, be exposed to exemplars focused on common issues (e.g. successful partnerships with community college ADN and ADN-to-BSN programs), and clearly delineate strategies to increase diversity in student and faculty populations.

For more information, please contact Natalie Moulding at [email protected].

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Business Group Finds that Nurse Practitioners Can Only Help

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) recently released a study suggesting that advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with full practice authority will not hinder primary care physicians in the state of Michigan. Instead, removing barriers to APRN practice would allow more access to primary care for residents.

Read EAM’s study here.

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Webinar: Assessment of Interprofessional Education to Move Beyond Attitudes

Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

Development of national competencies for interprofessional education (IPE) has brought national attention to interprofessional collaboration (IPC). Most schools, training programs, and universities are implementing IPE to fulfill accreditation standards.  However, creating an assessment plan for IPE is also important. The majority of scholarship around IPE has focused on changes in learners’ attitudes regarding IPC, and there is new interest in assessing IPE beyond attitudinal measures.

This webinar, Assessment of IPE to Move Beyond Attitudes: Featured tools and case studies from the field, will be a two-part series that focuses on specific measurement tools and case studies from the field that will provide participants with information on how tools are developed, validated, and used to provide quality assessment data.

This webinar is presented by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

Health Innovations

Retail Clinics Solidify Their Market Niche

According to HealthLeaders Media, “The market for retail healthcare clinics, once a destination for shoppers with sore throats and sniffles, is reaching maturity.” CVS opened its first clinic 14 years ago to focus on minor ailments; they have since expanded, opening 170 MinuteClinics this year with the goal of having 1,500 clinics operating by 2017. Now their efforts include treating more conditions and integrating into the health care community. Walgreens, Walmart, and a host of newcomers are also finding their place in a rapidly maturing market.

Read more 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.

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EST

Register Here


With the end of the second marketplace enrollment period quickly approaching and Medicaid and CHIP enrollment occurring year round, Enroll America will be sharing successful strategies to maximize the number of Americans that gain coverage. Join the webinar to learn how the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Enroll America can partner to increase outreach, enrollment, and build a culture of health care. Speakers will discuss how to apply best practices around messaging, increase in-person help in your community, and multiply your effect through innovative partner engagement work. Participants will also learn a few examples of how nurses are leading the way to increase enrollment.



Archived CCNA Webinars:


Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary


Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

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:


AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

HRSA Funding Opportunities for Advanced Nursing Education

Apply by February 13, 2015


Time Magazine Names Ebola Fighters Person of the Year

The Campaign for Action would like to recognize all those on the front line of health care delivery. The Ebola virus was a reminder of the risk that all nurses, physicians, and other clinicians face every day.  Last week, Time magazine announced that nurses, physicians, and other health care workers called “The Ebola Fighters” were named Time‘s 2014 Person of the Year. In explaining the magazine’s choice for this year’s honoree, the editors stated:


“Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease, and ‘us’ means everyone, not just those in faraway places where this is one threat among many that claim lives every day. The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year.’


Learn more about the nurses fighting Ebola and read the full cover story from Time.

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