Campaign for Action Update: May 26, 2015


More Moore Foundation Grant Recipients

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates both the Hawaii State Center of Nursing, a co-lead organization of the Hawaii Action Coalition, and the  New Mexico Action Coalition, for receiving Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative’s Lessons in Leadership grants. The Nebraska Action Coalition also received such a grant.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is developing four new leadership programs that reflect the vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. The four programs working titles are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Applicants may submit proposals for more than one program; each proposal will be considered separately.

Applications will be available on June 3.  Applications are due by July 29at 3:00 pm ET.

For more information, please go here.

IOM to Hold First Public Hearing as it Conducts Nursing Impact Study

The Institute of Medicine committee evaluating the impact of its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health , will hold a public workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 in Washington DC.

The workshop will focus on data from and evaluation of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and perspectives from key stakeholders in the implementation of the Future of Nursing report recommendations. The agenda and registration for the workshop will be available on the IOM’s website by mid-May.

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center, 20 F St., NW, Washington DC.

We encourage you to attend.

View the meeting webpage here.

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

“A More Diverse Nursing Workforce”

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action makes an appearance in the May issue of the American Journal of Nursing in an article about diversity. Co-written by Campaign authors, the article covers Campaign for Action efforts to create a more diverse nursing workforce. This is the third article in a series about the Campaign in AJN.

Read the article here.

Please see the CCNA Webinars section below for information regarding the “M entorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership” webinar.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Doctoring, Without the Doctor

As Nebraska and Maryland in recent weeks joined 19 other states and the District of Columbia in passing laws allowing advanced practice nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training, the New York Times on Monday looked at the shifting landscape around scope of practice lawas and its benefits for consumers.

Read the article here.

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.

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Mentorship has been identified as a key strategy to promoting diversity in education, practice and leadership.  The webinar will describe two Mentorship models, including their content areas, currently being implemented by the Colorado Action Coalition and the Arizona Action Coalition.

Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
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Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs
View a summary

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO 

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

We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

You may have noticed that we moved a few things around. Let us know what you think and share any other suggestions you have. Is there a story that you would like us to share? Let us know by emailing Aidan McCallion at [email protected].

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