Campaign for Action Update: July 21, 2015



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

Creating a Culture of Health in Kansas

Congratulations to the Kansas Action Coalition for its fourth annual summer summit, “Creating a Culture of Health: Advocating for Diversity & Equity in Nursing.” Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action diversity consultant Barbara Nichols delivered the keynote address the first day, and Winifred Quinn, director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, was keynote speaker the second day, talking about access to care.

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

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members,  Campaign stakeholders, supporters and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing [email protected]. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website . We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

A Culture of Health in Action

Some of the Campaign ‘s key stakeholders, the Champion Nursing Coalition and the Champion Nursing Council, will meet in Washington D.C., on Thursday to talk about a Culture of Health in action. Michelle Larkin, interim vice president of program portfolios at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will give an overview of the Culture of Health, and leaders in nursing, business, policy, and education will explain how they put its principles into practice, and how others can too. Please plan to view the video afterward–we’ll provide links when it’s available–and follow us live on Facebook and Twitter at #CultureofHealth; we’ll be tweeting from @Campaign4Action from 9:15 to noon ET.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

IOM to Hold Public Hearings on Nursing Impact Study

An Institute of Medicine committee continues evaluating its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,  with two public workshops next week in Washington, D.C. The Monday, July 27 session takes place 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; the Tuesday, July 28 meeting lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Plan to attend or watch them live.

The workshops will feature panels on nursing education, nurse residencies, workforce diversity, workforce and education data collection and analysis; and health system changes, health care delivery, and culture change in the health professions and health care delivery.  Read the agenda. ( Register by July 23 if you want to give comments at the Tuesday session.)

The workshops will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 125, Washington, DC 20418.

We encourage you to attend or watch the webcastView the meeting Web page.

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016

The Future of Nursing Scholars program has issued a call for proposals for schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing that want to be part of developing the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders.

Schools that are either a public entity or tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) are eligible. Proposals are due by September 17. Learn more during a Web conference call Wednesday, July 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. You must register in advance.

Read more about the Future of Nursing Scholars call for proposals.
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? Whether or not you can attend next week’s meetings in D.C. (see above), the Institute of Medicine 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 comment in the next two weeks.

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

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 Archived Webinarr section below for the links to 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.

“Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans”: Two Years Later
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

It has been more than two years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America released “Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans,” guidance meant to assist Action Coalitions promote diversity in all fields-education, practice, and leadership–to better reflect the communities nurses serve.

Join diversity consultants Adriana Perez and Barbara Nichols as they review the criteria and resources and present recent examples of what has worked well. We invite all Action Coalition leaders and members to hear and share success stories, challenges, and opportunities to strengthen the movement toward a healthier nation for all!

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominato r

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
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

September 24-26, 2015 | Minneapolis, Minn.

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