Campaign for Action Update: September 15, 2015



Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at [email protected].
Hear, Hear for Wisconsin’s Nurse Leader of the Year

The Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives recently chose Mary Cieslak-Duchek, MSN, RN, as the 2015 Nurse Leader of the Year, and the Wisconsin Action Coalition says congratulations. Mary, director of system nursing integration for Aurora Health Care, is an integral part of the Wisconsin Action Coalition, serving on the Leadership and Diversity collaboratives of the Wisconsin Center for Nursing State Implementation Program . She is dedicated to pushing for lifelong learning for nurses, developing nursing leadership, and creating diversity in the ranks of nurse leaders to meet the needs of rapidly changing health care systems. Wisconsin is proud to call Mary one of its own!

National League for Nursing Joins AARP Day of Service

Winifred Quinn sends a shout out to Christine Murphy, director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the National League for Nursing (NLN), and her 17 colleagues who joined AARP at its annual Celebration of Service. The event was part of AARP’s tradition of marking the anniversary of September 11th. The 18 NLN staff members and leaders joined 5,000 volunteers at the National Mall to pack over 1 million meals to feed vulnerable seniors in the nation’s capital. Win was honored to run into NLN members on the Mall, and grateful for their support that day.
See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

New Brief: Nurses Help Employers Create Safe and Productive Workplaces

New approaches by nurses to care delivery in the workplace show great potential at improving the quality of care and driving down costs. So says a new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Value of Nursing in Building a Culture of Health (Part 2): Helping Employers Create Safe and Productive Workplaces. The paper describes nurse-designed initiatives  at workplaces across the nation that are reshaping how employees and employers think of health.  This is the second of two briefs that focus on nurses’ contributions to building a Culture of Health. The first, The Value of Nursing in Building a Culture of Health (Part 1) , focuses on nurses’ successful efforts in places people live, learn, and play.

Learn more about the brief here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
Call for Applications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Attention, midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for applicants for its 2016-2017 Health Policy Fellows program. The fellowship provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. Fellows will have the chance to participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

Apply for the fellowship here .

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Opens Registration for Convention

OADN:  The Bridge to Nursing’s Future
Nov. 13-15, 2015
Preconvention: Nov. 12-13, 2015
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Fla.
For more information visit: OADN Convention

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. 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.

Join the Campaign’s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections and collaboration 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!
Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Call for Applications for Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Schools of nursing are encouraged to apply for a Nurse Faculty Loan Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce. The program is intended to increase the number of qualified nurse faculty members by preparing and training nurse educators to fill faculty vacancies and increase the number of trained nurses entering the workforce. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Applications are due for the 2016 program by Nov. 30, 2015.

Read more about the program here.

HRSA is hosting a technical assistance webinar to provide an overview of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. For more information, please see the Campaign‘s Webinars of Interest section.

Upcoming Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host 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.

Webinars of Interest

2016 Nurse Faculty Loan Program Webinar

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide an overview of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program funding opportunity (see call for a pplications above).

Webinar link:
Dial-in Number: (888)469-0951
Participant Passcode:  5568237

The webinar will be recorded for access one hour after the call ends. The audio recording will be available until Dec. 23, 2015, at 10:59 p.m. ET

Audio Replay Number:  (866) 448-2572

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:
Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability

Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

Recomended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans: Two Years Later
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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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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.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing Holds 40th Annual Conference

Sept. 24-26| Minneapolis
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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