Campaign for Action Update: October 6, 2015



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

Hawaii Co-Lead Named as Fellow

Congratulations to Laura Reichhardt, MS, A-GNP-C, RN, interim director at the Hawaii State Center for Nursing and co-lead of the Hawaii Action Coalition, for being chosen as one of 36 participants for the Pacific Century Fellows Class of 2016. The executive leadership program brings together fellows from different backgrounds and professions, and is designed to develop leaders with a greater awareness and sensitivity to the people and institutions of Hawaii.

New Jersey Brings Together Leaders of Multicultural Nursing Organizations

Good work, New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC), for holding a statewide meeting in June with nurse leaders from a number of key multicultural nursing organizations. The gathering gave all an opportunity to share information and build relationships and will help guide NJAC members for future work in the area of academic progression.

Read more about the meeting.

Maryland Celebrates the Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Act of 2015

On October 1, the Maryland Action Coalition celebrated its state’s legislative progress by co-sponsoring with the University of Maryland School of Nursing the annual Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture & Reception. On hand to discuss the success was a panel of distinguished nurses and advocates who shaped legislation that expands access to health care for Maryland residents. During the past legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law that made Maryland the 21st state, along with D.C., to allow APRNs the ability to practice to the full scope of their license.

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

In the Media–Images of Nurses Over Time

Ever wonder how the portrayals of nurses have changed over time? MarySue Heilemann, PhD, RN, associate professor at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Nursing, answered the question compellingly in a presentation at the National Institutes of Health. Heilemann discussed public perceptions and historical portrayals of nurses over the last century, including oil paintings, World War I-era postcards, midcentury advertisements, pin-ups, novels, and contemporary representations of nurses of both genders on television and in film.

Read more about the presentation.

New for You: Grant Resource Guide

The Campaign for Action has created a list of foundations and other organizations that provide funding specific to nursing, health, and health care to help you easily access funding opportunities. The resource includes a brief overview of each organization, details on submitting grant proposals, and website links.

Review the guide

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.

We Need Your Photos and Success Stories

The Campaign for Action is turning 5, and we want to include photos of your Action Coalition’s work in a video that celebrates successes! The video 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 by sending a brief summary of each along with photos from your Action Coalition. For example:

Nebraska joins 19 states and Washington, D.C., in modernizing nurse practitioner laws.
Photo: Nebraska Action Coalition, or Nebraska nurse practitioner.

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!

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, October 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.

Social Determinants of Health
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. ET

The range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health are known as social determinants of health. The purpose of this Learning Collaborative is to discuss how a nursing workforce that is diverse can better address these various factors. Guest speakers include:

  • Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH, director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), who will describe RWJF’s approach in building a “Culture of Health” by addressing the social determinants of health.
  • D.C. Action Coalition co-lead Pier A. Broadnax, PhD, RN, director and associate professor at the University of the District of Columbia, who will discuss how the D.C. Action Coalition addresses the social determinants of health at a local level, including its plans to increase interprofessional collaboration.

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
Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Education Through a Community College-University Partnership
Date: October 13
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The webinar will describe an emerging strategy to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses entering the nursing workforce: universities partnering with community colleges. The partnership allows eligible community college nursing students to complete a baccalaureate curriculum by enrolling in university courses concurrently (or interspersed with community college classes); after four years they are awarded baccalaureate degree as a pre-licensure degree. The strategy is part of the national effort for academic progression in nursing associated with the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, and has the potential to accelerate progress toward an 80 percent baccalaureate prepared workforce by addressing pre-licensure education. Join this webinar to learn more about this innovative strategy.

Read more and register.

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability
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Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans: Two Years Later
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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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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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