Campaign for Action Update: May 5, 2015

Below are weekly Campaign for Action updates and tools for May 5.

Celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6-12
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and to salute our nation’s 3 million nurses who every day help to build a healthier America. This year we’re excited to team with filmmaker Carolyn Jones and the American Nurse Project to celebrate Nurses Week. Here’s a look at what’s in store and some content to share and help you celebrate!

Information to Help You Celebrate
Please visit the Nurses Week area of the Campaign for Action website for information on what’s going on. Be sure to check out a Nurses Week 2015 guide with graphics and content you can use on social media!

Watch The American Nurse
During Nurses Week, many Action Coalitions and other organizations are hosting nationwide screenings of the award-winning documentary, The American Nurse. Visit our website to learn more about the screenings and find one near you!

Check Out Our Nurses Week Videos
We’ll  be releasing three new videos to celebrate and highlight the value of nurses. Please follow the Campaign on Twitter  and become a “fan” of the Campaign on Facebook so you can watch and share them.

Get Social With Us!
During Nurses Week we’ll be releasing a series of graphics, quotes, and photos to recognize and honor nurses. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for this great content and please help us spread the word. And when sharing your own content, don’t forget to use the #NursesWeek hashtag!

For more information on Nurses Week, please visit our website or contact Meredith Courville ([email protected]). Thank you for joining us in this year’s celebration!


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

New York State Action Coalition member to lead newest chapter of the Hispanic Nurses Association

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Lucia Alfano of the New York Action Coalition for being named president of a new chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). Alfano, who teaches nursing at Concordia College, is a leader of the New York State Action Coalition, which helped launch the new NAHN chapter in Westchester.

Breakthrough Leader board appointment
Campaign Director Sue Hassmiller sends a shout-out to Jessica Gonzalez Contreras for her appointment to the Child Family Health International Alumni Board. Jessica was among 10 Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award winners chosen last year by the Campaign for their leadership and their efforts to improve lives. Congratulations Jessica!

See all Shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

See the CCNA webinars section below for information about the upcoming webinar, “Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership.”

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 Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration


A physician’s case for collaborative care

In a New York Times blog, Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P., makes the case for students of all health care professions to learn together to better treat patients.

…”collaborating with different professions, students will be  able to gain knowledge of the other professions’ work, and are better able to understand their own role,” Khullar writes.

Read the blogpost 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.

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
Date: May 12, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m EDT

Presenters:  Winifred V. Quinn, PhD; Alexia Green RN, PhD, FAAN; Action Coalition Member Organization Guest – Avery Partner’s Inc.,  Marion Karr, Executive VP; Action Coalition Co-Leader Guest – Debbie Stamps EdD, MS, RN
This webinar will examine the types of coalition members – including individuals and organizations – and specifically discuss how to recruit, engage, manage and retain coalition member organizations.  The role of coalition members will be examined in relation to achieving the Future of Nursing:Campaign for Action goals. The importance of membership diversity will be discussed and examined.

Register for the webinar here.
Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)


Archived CCNA Webinars:

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
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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

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Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging

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Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference

May 3-9, 2015 | Manchester, New Hampshire

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

Apply by May 7, 2015 (7:30 p.m. EDT)

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

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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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