Campaign for Action Update: April 28, 2015


Weekly Update
Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for April 21, 2015, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at [email protected]
Promotion of the American Nurse screenings

Shout Out 4-28-15The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends a shout-out to the Tennessee Action Coalition for its promotion of a May 6 screening of The American Nurse movie. Last Friday, leaders of the Tennessee Action Coalition, Victoria Niederhauser, dean and professor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing, and Carole R. Myers, associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, went on WBIR-TV, an NBC affiliate, to discuss the nursing shortage and their screening of The American Nurse.  
Watch the interview here.

See all Shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here

The Value of Retail Clinics in a Culture of Health


Retail clinics offer convenient, low-cost basic primary care treatment, screening and diagnostic services in a variety of settings and increasingly are an integral part of a US health care system in the throes of massive change. That’s according to a new white paper, the Value Proposition of Retail Clinics, by Manatt Health Solutions.

Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the paper examines how retail clinics can meet the needs and demands of diverse consumers; support public health initiatives; promote health and reinforce disease management; and reduce health care costs.

Read the paper here.


Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
Poster_FinalGet Ready to Celebrate National Nurses Week 2015

The Campaign for Action  is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and salute our nation’s 3 million nurses who are helping build a Culture of Health in America every day. This year we’re excited to team with filmmaker Carolyn Jones and the American Nurse Project to celebrate Nurses Week. From nationwide screenings of the film, The American Nurse, to a vibrant social media campaign, we’ve got lots in store! Find out what’s going on during Nurses Week and how you can get involved, including  special information for Action Coalitions to help you celebrate.   

American Nurse Screenings

It’s not too late to join in and host a screening of the American Nurse Movie to celebrate National Nurses Week on May 6. It’s a great way to help your community learn about nursing and the Campaign for Action. Check out our FAQ  on what’s involved.
If you decide to participate, please contact Larry Meistrich ([email protected]) and Jill Solomon ([email protected]), who can help you with questions about local theaters. Please make sure to cc Campaign Communications Director Mary Boyle ([email protected]).


Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!

To inquire about receiving support, please email [email protected] with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week.
Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars
Promoting Nursing Diversity

See the CCNA webinars section below for more information about the upcoming webinar, “Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT).”

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

See the Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA) section below for more information about the upcoming Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality webinar, “Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making.”

Upcoming Webinars

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.
Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters: Brent MacWilliams PhD, ANP-BC and Bonnie Schmidt PhD, RN, CNE
Join Brent MacWilliams and Bonnie Schmidt  from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh as they present on the Wisconsin Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT).  The WI-DAT provides an integrated outcomes-focused approach to consistently assess, monitor and evaluate the status of diversity within nursing education programs, health systems and other healthcare organizations to enhance and ensure a sustainable and diverse nursing workforce.
Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making Webinar 
Date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as it discusses current barriers to implementing shared decision making from both the patient and provider perspectives and strategies for overcoming these barriers.  The webinar will address barriers to shared decision making from both the patient and provider perspectives; strategies for overcoming these barriers in clinical practice; and how identified barriers were considered during the development of the SHARE Approach to facilitate implementation of shared decision making.

Register here.

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