Campaign for Action Update: July 7, 2015



Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at [email protected].
Analysis: Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System

Congratulations to Erin Fraher, Joanne Spetz, and Mary Naylor for the just-released “Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System: New Roles, New Rules.” Their brief analyzes the challenges and opportunities that registered nurses in the United States face with the transformations in the health care system. Erin is PhD, MPP assistant professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Surgery, director, Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Joanne, is PhD, FAAN, professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, associate director for Research Strategy, Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco; and Mary is, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, director, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and INQRI program director. Their brief is from the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Read the brief here.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.
AARP Suggests Nurse-Focused Solutions to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Chronic Conditions

AARP recently weighed in on a congressional effort to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, AARP urged a number of  important nurse-focused solutions, including incentives for more states to provide full practice authority for APRNs, expansion of nurse-led innovative chronic care models, and extension of Medicare Graduate Nursing Education demonstration models.

Read AARP’s letter here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email [email protected] and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine 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].

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Transformation

Nurses Come Together to Plan Future of Rural Health Care 

More than 70 representatives from 22 state Action Coalitions gathered in Denver from June 29-July 1 for the RWJF-sponsored meeting Rural Health: Finding Creative Solutions Together. The topic: how nurses can lead the transition in rural parts of the country to value-based health care. National speakers included Dr. Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN of Centura Health, and Brock Slabach of the National Rural Health Association. Participants considered education, workforce, and leadership as they developed action plans to accelerate rural health initiatives in their states. States identified academic progression for nurses “as critically important in addressing” the health needs in their communities.

States also had the chance to show each other their accomplishments in academic progression:  For one great example, watch this video produced in Ekalaka, Montana.

Stay tuned for more, as the Center to Champion Nursing in America and the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program office work to disseminate what was learned from this meeting and build on the important progress made last week.

Bolstering Workforce Data

Illinois Study Provides State-Level View of Nursing Shortage

A new survey from the Illinois Center for Nursing offers insight into how nursing workforce trends are likely to affect the nation’s fifth most populous state. Nearly 53,000 nurses in the state completed the voluntary survey, which was administered at the conclusion of the state’s online licensure renewal process. Among the findings:

  • The vast majority of nurse educators in the state are 55 or older.
  • The top nursing specialties for all age groups are acute/critical care, medical/surgical, geriatrics, and home health.
  • Nearly 75 percent of the state’s nurses are white and female.

Read more about the Illinois study here.

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!
Second round of awards to recognize and advance nurse leaders building a Culture of Health

The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.

We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the CCNA Webinar section below for webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to 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.

Coalition Building and Capacity Learning Collaborative: Examining  Your Coalition’s Organizational Chart
Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

This training aims to help Action Coalitions examine their organizational structure and identify how to effectively create coalition capacity. We’ll introduce the concept of organizational design, and discuss how internal structures can be used to maximize collaboration and engagement in your Action Coalition. Campaign leaders from Texas and Florida will be on hand to provide insight into how an improved  organizational structure helped their Action Coalitions achieve management and technical success.  By the end of the presentation, we’ll have identified tactics that you can use to create momentum in your state.

Register for the webinar here.

Two Webinars on Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program: One for Applicants, One for Nominators
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Nominator Webinar: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
Applicant Webinar: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Join one of two upcoming webinars to learn about the Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards, which will recognize and advance 10 nurse leaders who are actively working to build a Culture of Health in America. The Campaign is accepting applications for this awards program now through August 21.

Nominator Webinar
Do you know an outstanding nurse who deserves to be nominated for this award? The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Webinar for Nominators will provide an overview of the awards program, the application process, and the role of the nominator. Note: Any member of a state Action Coalition or member of the Champion Nursing Council or Champion Nursing Coalition may nominate a potential Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing. Register for the webinar here, then mark your calendar.

Applicant Webinar
Are you a rising nurse leader who is working with diverse populations to build healthier lives and communities? Are you interested being named a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awardee and receiving national recognition for your work? The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Webinar for Applicants will explain the awards program, eligibility, the application process, and important deadlines. All interested nurses are encouraged to attend. Register for the webinar here, then mark your calendar.

For questions, please contact Lynn Mertz.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

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

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Health Resources and Services Administration Seeking Members for Advisory Council
Deadline: July 15

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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, Mich.

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