Campaign for Action Update: August 25, 2015



Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at [email protected].
UT-Knoxville Wins Grant for Academic Partnerships in Appalachia

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The  grant is designed to improve clinical education for family nurse practitioner students through innovative academic partnerships in Appalachia. Congratulations to the college and its dean, Victoria Niederhauser, a co-lead of the Tennessee Action Coalition.

Read the news release here.

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

American Academy of Nursing Names 2015 Honorary Fellows

Three individuals will become honorary fellows at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual conference on Oct. 17.  The soon-to-be inducted fellows are:

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, an applied research sociologist, professor in the Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing with joint appointments in Department of Psychiatry and Division of Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins University
  • John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, senior vice president and the director, targeted teams, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Kenneth I. Shine, MD, cardiologist and physiologist

Read more about the honorary fellows here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
American Assembly for Men in Nursing Holds 40th Annual Conference

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) hosts its annual conference this year in Minneapolis, Sept. 24-26, at the Hilton Minneapolis. Register for the event at the AAMN site.

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.

Campaign Pillars
Advancing Education Transformation

Good IDEA for Enhancing Diversity Goes to Towson, Md., School of Nursing

Towson University’s School of Nursing received a $176,000 grant for a new program, Incorporating Diversity Empowers All (IDEA), to help increase opportunities for minority students to pursue careers in nursing. The grant came from the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute’s “Who Will Care” fund for nursing education, which is sponsored by the Maryland Hospital Association.

Read more about the program here.

Increasing Diversity

Diversity Among Registered Nurses: Slow but Steady Progress

A post on the American Nurses Association community site looking at diversity in nursing finds that the numbers are promising, even if they don’t yet match the diverse population of the United States. Read more 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
View a summary

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

View a summary

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

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Rodham Institute Seeks Applications for Collaboration Award
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

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.
Call for Applications: 2016 Culture of Health Prize
Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 12.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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