RWJF State Implementation Program now supports work in 33 states
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that Arizona, Maine, and West Virginia are now part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP), and will each receive a two-year grant of up to $150,000. In addition, 18 state Action Coalitions that are already part of the program will receive their second two-year grants of up to $150,000: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming . The program helps states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges-access, quality, and cost.
SIP bolsters efforts already underway in 50 states and the District of Columbia-through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action – to improve health and health care through nursing. A joint initiative of AARP and RWJF, the Campaign is working to implement the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) evidence-based recommendations on the future of nursing . It provides a vehicle for nurses at all levels to lead system change to improve care for individuals, families, and communities through collaboration with business, consumer, and other health professional organizations.
The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serves as the national program office for the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.