Campaign for Action Update: August 4, 2015



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

Florida Action Coalition Gets Published!

Congratulations to the Florida Action Coalition for getting published in the  July/August issue of The Journal of Nursing Administration. The name of the article is”Florida Nurse Leader Survey Findings: Key Leadership Competencies, Barriers to Leadership, and Succession Planning Needs.” Contributors to the article include: Ann-Lynn Denker, Rose Sherman, Michael Hutton-Woodland, Mary Lou Brunell, and Pamela Medina.

Read the article here.

New Funding Will Help Colorado Boost Diversity Efforts

Way to go, Colorado, for being awarded nearly $700,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Project. The two-year grant supports four projects that will allow the Colorado Coalition for the Future of Nursing to strengthen a mentoring program; determine factors that affect families’ health; develop a transition-to-practice program; and guide students getting their Master of Science in Nursing degrees.
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 have three weeks 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!

Plenty of Industries See the Larger Benefits of Supporting Nursing and State Coalitions

Hundreds of organizations nationwide understand the critical role nurses play in promoting good health, and are providing cash and in-kind support to bolster efforts by Action Coalitions. Businesses, insurers, foundations, hospitals, government entities, and others have been encouraged by matching grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Implementation Program (SIP), and have given more than $13 million to Action Coalitions since the Campaign launched in 2010.

Read about the fundraising experiences of Action Coalitions in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Mentoring Boosts People Involved, and Nursing As a Whole

The Institute of Medicine’s landmark 2010 report on the future of nursing cites mentoring as a good way to strengthen the workforce and improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. That’s why mentoring is one practice the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is implementing through its 51 state Action Coalitions.

Read how some Action Coalitions encourage mentoring.

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.

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 Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominator

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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
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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, Minn.

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: Aug. 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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