Campaign for Action Update: September 29, 2015



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

Hats Off to the Georgia Summit Coordinator

The Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition held its “APRNs:  Access and Economics in Georgia” on Sept. 21, and the Georgia coalition thanks the leader who coordinated the summit: Lucy Marion, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, dean and professor of Georgia Regent’s University College of Nursing.

Arkansas Featured in Times Nursing Guide 2015

Congratulations to the Arkansas Action Coalition for being featured in the 2015 Nursing Guide edition of the Arkansas Times¸ which celebrates the Action Coalition’s 40 Under 40 program.

Read the issue.

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

RWJF Google+ Hangout on Why Nursing Is Key to a Culture of Health 
Oct. 2 | 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Nurses are of inestimable value to the nation’s health care system, and nursing is key to a Culture of Health. That will be the topic Oct. 2 of a Google+ Hangout — an online video chat hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Thanks in part to a groundbreaking Institute of Medicine report and the resulting Campaign for Action,  nurses are now taking on leadership roles on the boards of some of America’s largest hospitals and health systems. Nurses are also innovating how the nation prevents and treats illness, and are advancing the underlying health of communities, businesses, schools, and prisons.

Panelists talking about this and more include:

  • Susan Dentzer (moderator), senior policy adviser to RWJF (@susandentzer)
  • Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, senior adviser for nursing, RWJF and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (@suehassmiller)
  • Anna Young, co-founder, MakerNurse (@annakyoung)
  • Patricia Gerrity, PhD, RN, professor and associate dean for community programs, Drexel University and director, 11th Street Family Health Services (@DrexelCNHP)

Prior to the Hangout, you can join the conversation and ask questions on Twitter by using the hashtag #RWJF1stFri.

Register today!

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.


The Campaign for Action  is turning 5, and we want to include your Action Coalition’s work in a video that celebrates successes! Please send photos of an event or a group shot of your Action Coalition members, and in a brief sentence tell us what your Action Coalition has accomplished in the past five years. We will use these materials in a video that will debut at the Summit in December, and then be shared on social media and in presentations and made available to all Action Coalitions.

You might have many accomplishments, so please highlight only the top two or three. For example:

Nebraska joins 19 states and Washington, D.C., in modernizing nurse practitioner laws.
Photo: Nebraska Action Coalition, or Nebraska nurse practitioner.
(Note: several other states could use the scope example.)

Also, please think about events your Action Coalition will hold in the coming weeks and what photos you can take to share with the Campaign. And be sure to have everyone in the photo complete the release form.

Send your accomplishments, photos and questions as soon as possible to video producer Jacqueline Boulden at [email protected].

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

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Improving Access to Care One Blog Post at a Time

In a new AARP blog post, “Can Your Nurse Prescribe Medication?,”  nurse champion Elaine Ryan, vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration for AARP, explains why AARP is working to increase consumers’ access to care when and where they need it, and why this is a cause close to her heart.  Read the blog post.

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.

Creating Leadership Capacity for Success
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Do you wish you had more engagement from other key leaders in your state to achieve the Campaign goals? Explore how your Action Coalition can create maximum impact through engagement of key leaders in your state. Join us in discussing how two Action Coalitions have strategically engaged both nursing and non-nursing leaders for success. Hear the perspectives of these leaders as to how they are helping their Action Coalitions to achieve the Campaign  goals by 2020.

To register for this webinar:

  1. Go to: Register for the meeting.
  2. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the meeting.

Webinars of Interest
Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:


Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability
View a summary

Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans: Two Years Later
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:

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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