Campaign for Action Update: March 24, 2015

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Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for March 24, 2015, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

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

Nebraska Medicine Names Nurse as Interim CEO

The Nebraska Action Coalition congratulates Rosanna Morris, MBA, BSN, RN for being named interim chief executive officer of Nebraska Medicine. She is the first nurse to serve as CEO and the first female Hispanic CEO of a major health care system in the region. Morris was previously the system chief nursing officer and held responsibilities of chief operating officer for the Nebraska Medical Center campus.
See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference


May 3-9, 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire
The Association of Public Health Nurses’ (APHN) annual conference, “80 Years – Salute to Public Health Nursing, Building on Our Past and Partnering to Shape Our Future,” will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire from May 3 to May 6.  
Registration and more information are available through the APHN website, 
Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions
With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.   

This week’s highlighted resourceRelationship Management Toolkit & Relationship Mapping Worksheet 

This toolkit gives an overview of the typical cycle that a potential donor or funder goes through before and after making a gift. It includes resources for each step in that cycle. The supplemental Relationship Mapping Worksheet is a template you can use with volunteers to ask them to help identify connections they might have to potential funders or donors. An additional Prospect Tracking Spreadsheet is in development and will be added to the resource center when finalized.  

Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $13.1 million not including funds from RWJF! 

Campaign Pillars

Removing Barriers to APRN Practice and Care

Cutting Red Tape

Elaine Ryan, AARP’s vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, knows the power of nurses. In a blog post this week, she writes about Nebraska’s recent legislative success to allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education and training. “By cutting through the red tape, these elected officials have made more primary care clinicians available for Nebraskans in a variety of settings.” AARP is supporting similar efforts in California, Kansas, Maryland, South Carolina, and other states.

Read the blog post here.

A Faster, Better, Cheaper Path To Filling The Doctor Shortage
In an article on, Chris Connover discusses his recent study that found significant health and economic benefits associated with modernizing the regulation of advanced practice registered nurses in North Carolina.
Read the article here.

Advancing Education Transformation

Students Wanted for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program is holding a web conference on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET for potential students interested in joining the program. The program creates diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery through research, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. 

Learn more about the program here.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a national household survey administered by the US Census Bureau, designed to collect social, demographic, and economic information describing the US civilian population. As the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) is no longer conducted, the ACS is the best alternative currently available for analysis of the RN workforce. 

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how the American Community Survey’s Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) can be used to describe key characteristics of the RN workforce at the state level, including age, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment.

Register for the webinar here. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. You can view the registration in other time zones or languages here.

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Conference Keynote Speakers Include:
  • Michael Faas, MA, FACHE, CEO, Metro Health Corporation and President, Pennant Health Alliance
  • Lesley Bainbridge , PhD, Med, BSR (PT), Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines & Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
  • Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Amy Blue, PhD, Interim Department Chair, Associate Dean for Education Affairs and Clinical Professor, Associate Vice president for Interprofessional Education for the University of Florida’s Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health and Education
Upon completion of the conference participants will be able to:
  • Explain three or more successful practices for interprofessional education, practice and research development.
  • Analyze essential components of interprofessional education and practice models.
  • Discuss the processes used to operationalize successful models of interprofessional education and practice.
  • Identify strategies used to apply interprofessional models and processes to interprofessional education and/or practice environments.
  • Discuss the current status of interprofessional, collaborative education, practice, and research development.
Call for Abstracts:
  • Submissions due Midnight, April 15, 2015 (EDT)
  • Learn more about submitting abstracts here.

Bolstering Workforce Data

RWJF Event – Data for Health: Learning What Works

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Union Station Columbus Club
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
From wearable devices like Fitbits to electronic health records, more personal health information is gathered about us than ever before. But we are still in the dark when it comes to harnessing that data in ways to help us make healthier decisions and build healthier communities.
Join national health leaders on April 2 in Washington, D.C., as they discuss a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data for Health initiative, and hear how diverse sectors-government, business, health care, public health, social services, and community-based organizations-can better collect, share, and use health information to improve health.
Speakers will include:
  • Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, acting assistant secretary for Health and national coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Deven McGraw, partner, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
  • Dave Ross, ScD director,  Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, medical director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.
Follow the conversation on twitter at #Data4Health

Health Innovations

Out Tomorrow: RWJF County Health Rankings


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2015 County Health Rankings will be released tomorrow, providing a health snapshot for nearly every county in all 50 states. County are ranked on a variety of factors that influence health, including access to care, tobacco use, education, employment, family and social support, air and water quality, and more. The rankings show that where you live matters to your health. 

RWJF will offer a webinar, The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 Website Tour, on April 7 at 3:00 p.m. The webinar will offer a comprehensive overview of the program, website, tools and resources. See the webinar registration page for additional details. Past webinars are available 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.
See the Promoting Nursing Diversity section above for information about the upcoming webinar, “Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce.”

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


Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

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