Campaign for Action Update: August 18, 2015


Arizona Hosts Mentoring Workshop

Congratulations to the Arizona Action Coalition on its recent diversity mentorship workshop. This was the first in a series of events for nurses from diverse backgrounds to support bilingual students, including preceptorships for community-based projects.  Check out the word cloud that was developed at the event.

Arkansas Econ Student Reports Findings on Recommendations

Last month, the Arkansas Action Coalition took part in an interprofessional meeting at the request of the Arkansas Center for Research and Economics. The group of nursing leaders heard from an undergraduate economics student who cited findings from his yearlong research on the potential impact of full practice authority for nurse practitioners, with a focus on the effects on primary care access and the economic impact on the state. This student’s research goes hand in hand with two of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report — to remove scope of practice barriers, and expand opportunities for nurses to lead and collaborate.

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

The Deadline Is Approaching Fast – Nominate a
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Today!

Do you know a nurse who is helping make your community healthier? You only have three more days to nominate him or her for national recognition and a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ten nurses will be recognized as 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing. The call for nominations is open until Aug. 21, so apply now!

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

Visit our website to learn more and to nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Call for Applications: 2016 Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. Does your community qualify? Apply now! The prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally driven change across the nation.

Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Read more about the Culture of Health Prize.

Rodham Institute Seeks Applications for Collaboration Award

The Rodham Institute, of George Washington University, invites applications for its Academic Community Collaboration Award. The institute’s mission is to educate D.C.’s next generation of clinicians to provide high-quality care. Grants are awarded to partnerships that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of D.C.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The awards will be announced on Oct. 2.

Please visit our site for more information about this opportunity.

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!

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. Congratulations to the Arizona Action Coalition on its recent diversity mentorship workshop. This was the first in a series of events for nurses from diverse backgrounds to support bilingual students, including preceptorships for community-based projects.  Check out the word cloud that was developed at the event.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Michigan Hosts Nursing Leadership Summit

The Michigan Center for Nursing will host a nursing leadership summit Sept. 10-11 at the Doubletree by Hilton Detroit/Dearborn. The purpose of the summit is to expand nurses’ capacity and effectiveness to lead, which is critical to advancing health in Michigan.

Read more about the Michigan Center for Nursing summit here.

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.

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness:  Strategies for Sustainability
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

This training aims to help Action Coalitions effectively engage with diversity organizations and obtain resources for implementing diversity initiatives.

Consultant Adriana Perez will facilitate a dialogue with leaders in nursing, government, and fundraising to help Action Coalitions identify opportunities to create diversity and leverage funding to support these efforts. By the end of the presentation, you will be able to identify strategies and resources for promoting diversity and have a working knowledge of grant and fundraising opportunities that can help your state Action Coalition achieve sustainability goals.

Register for the webinar.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
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Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Nominators

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Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
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Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
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Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

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Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
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Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
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Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
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Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

 Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

Sept. 17-18 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

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

Sept. 24-26 | Minneapolis
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.

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