Campaign for Action Update: December 9, 2014


Shout Outs

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

Alaska Action Coalition’s New Website

A shout out to the Alaska Action Coalition for launching their new website:

Way to go!

Hawaii Co-Lead Appointed as Director of the Hawaii Department of Human Services

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Rachael Wong, a co-lead of the Hawaii Action Coalition,
on her new appointment by Gov. David Ige as director of the Hawaii Department of Human Services.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Infographic: Future of Nursing Report Reaches 100,000 Downloads

Four years after the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, was published, it recently reached 100,000 downloads, and it remains the IOM’s most-downloaded report since its October 2010 release. Check out and share this newly updated infographic which illustrates the report’s popularity!

The Top Five Issues for Nursing in 2015

Last year, the Institute of Medicine released a report comparing the United States with 16 other affluent nations, and the results weren’t good. The United States ranked last or near last on nine key health indicators, according to U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health.

Now, Campaign for Action Director Sue Hassmiller shares five ways nurses can contribute to improving the United States’ performance on these indicators in 2015.

Read her list here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

HRSA Announces 2015 Funding Opportunity for Advanced Nursing Education

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced approximately $12.3 million in grant opportunities for Advanced Nursing Education (ANE). The ANE program supports projects that develop and test innovative academic-practice partnership models for clinical training within graduate nursing education programs. These programs should prepare graduate nursing students to provide safe, quality care within the complex practice-based environment of the nation’s evolving healthcare system.

HRSA expects to award approximately 17 grants of up to $700,000 per year for three years.

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Grant awards will be announced around July 1, 2015.

A Technical Assistance conference call has been scheduled for this Funding Announcement Opportunity.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Join here or use the conference call information below

Call-in: 1-800-619-8525

Passcode: 9104951

Learn more about this opportunity here.

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

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Join Sue Hassmiller and Submit Your Nursing Story

Over the past few months, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, has been calling for nursing stories for their new effort, The Next Shift: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Nurses. By sharing and passing on advice and wisdom from nurses, the project seeks to guide the next generation of nurses just beginning their careers. Sue Hassmiller heeded this call and recently authored two “Next Shift” stories. Read Sue’s article on the five lessons she learned from her mother, who is also a nurse, and her video message, “Lead Change and Find Your Voice.” Do you have advice or wisdom to share with new nurses?

Join Sue and submit your nursing story today! Learn more here.

Advancing Nursing Education

See announcement about HRSA Advanced Nursing Education funding above

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

How Kentucky’s Nurse Practitioners Are Filling the Void Left by a Physician Shortage

The Affordable Care Act may have given millions of Americans access to health insurance, but it did not provide the primary care workforce to keep up with demand. Luckily, nurse practitioners are stepping up. Earlier this year, Kentucky passed legislation to remove some barriers to practice and care for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Today, consumers are better able to access primary care, especially in Kentucky’s rural areas.

Read more from Louisville’s WFPL News.

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.

Bolstering Workforce Data

Data for Health: Learning What Works for Charleston

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EST

Register Here

Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for a discussion on how best to collect, share, and protect health information; and how to use it to build a Culture of Health-one where everyone has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives. This forum, Data for Health: Learning What Works for Charleston, is part of RWJF’s new  Data for Health initiative. A report and recommendations will be released in February 2015.

Webinar: Using Employer Surveys to Assess Health Workforce Demand

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

No Registration Required. Access the webinar here.

Effective health workforce planning requires a basic understanding about the supply and demand for health workers. This webinar presents strategies used in three states – Florida, New York and California – to monitor demand for health workers using employer surveys.

This webinar will feature:

  • Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Mary Lou Brunell, MSN, RN
  • Florida Center for Nursing
  • Robert Martiniano, MPA, MPH
  • University at Albany School of Public Health

The webinar is presented by the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC).

Note: The recording of November’s HWTAC webinar on Health Workforce Minimum Data Set: Asking the Right Questions is now available.

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

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