Campaign for Action Update: June 2, 2015

Kansas Co-Lead Receives Nurse Practitioner Advocate Award

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Cynthia Teel, PhD, RN, for receiving the 2015 State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Cynthia, professor and associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Kansas School of Nursing and co-lead of the Kansas Action Coalition, was recognized for her work as an advocate for nurse practitioners.

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

New Campaign for Action Home Page
We are excited to announce the Campaign‘s new home page. Please visit and let us know what you think! Send your comments to Aidan at [email protected].

The redesigned home page makes it easier for visitors to understand what the Campaign is and does, and to navigate the site more quickly. Another improvement: we’ve added a site map to the bottom of each page.

Don’t worry, the directory of resources can still be found on the navigation bar. That’s the blue bar at the top of the page that guides you through the website; the directory is now also a part of the site map.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

IOM Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine is seeking answers, and its evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to [email protected] about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please weigh in by the end of July.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at [email protected].
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 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, please go  here.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Health Resources and Services Administration seeking members for Advisory Council

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking at least 16 new members for its National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice. This panel provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, around general regulations and policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII, including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement.

Nominations are due to HRSA on or before July 15. Please submit the nominations by email to [email protected] or by mail to:
Kristen Hansen,
Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Administration
Parklawn Building
Room 9-89
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Read the call for nominations 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 2

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Winifred V. Quinn, PhD – CCNA; Victoria Vinton – Nebraska Action Coalition; Nikki West – California Action Coalition.

This webinar will examine types of coalition members -focusing on individuals- and discuss how to recruit, engage, manage and retain individual coalition members. 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.

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Action Coalitions face limits on their “lobbying,” but those limits probably aren’t as restrictive as you think. This training aims to help Action Coalitions maximize their ability to influence public policy. First, we’ll learn exactly what is meant by “lobbying” – and what isn’t covered by the definition. Too few people really understand the term, and too many people have misconceptions. Second, we’ll address strategies for stretching your non-lobbying dollars to maximize their organization’s effectiveness. Armed with this knowledge, you can plan your communications strategically to increase your ability to achieve policy goals – and you can assure potential donors their funds will be used in a savvy yet legally compliant manner.

By the end of the webinar, you will:

  • Know how to maximize the Campaign’s branding for lobbying efforts.
  • Understand ways to rally the public and legislators behind your policy goals, without crossing the line into “lobbying” so you can save your lobbying dollars for when they’ll have the greatest impact.
  • Gain strategies for crafting advocacy messages without violating grant restrictions.
  • Spot opportunities and pitfalls for using websites, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Learn the traps that could turn a harmless tweet into a direct or grassroots lobbying communication!

Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Archived CCNA Webinars:
Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership

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, MI

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