Campaign for Action Update: December 1, 2015



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

Open House Welcomes a Diversity of Nurse Groups

Good news from Nebraska, where the Nebraska Action Coalition and OneWorld Community Health Center sponsored The Diverse Nurse Open House on November 13 in Omaha. Hosting were the newly chartered Nebraska chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing Association, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the Omaha Black Nurses Association. The open house, which was designed to increase the diversity of the nursing profession and encourage collaboration in outreach to students and those in community health, drew more than two dozen people.

IOM Evaluation Committee Holds Webinar to Discuss Findings

After a year spent evaluating progress on its 2010 future of nursing report, the Institute of Medicine will announce its findings this Friday, December 4, during a webinar, “Assessing Progress on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”

The webinar takes place 11 to noon ET, but space is limited. The good news is the event will be recorded and posted shortly after the event. You can register and view the recorded event afterward here.

The webinar will include statements by the committee chair highlighting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report, as well as a discussion with committee members.

Hassmiller Is First Honorary Inductee for New OADN Program

Two noteworthy news items from the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing: Fresh off its convention, OADN announced its new initiative, the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing, “established to recognize the work of outstanding associate degree nursing educators or supporters.” And with that announcement comes word of the AADN program’s first honorary inductee: Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the Campaign for Action. For more news about the OADN convention, read the letter from CEO Donna Meyer, MSN, RN.

Get Informed About America’s Health, Says New Short Video

How healthy are we as a country? What are the quality and cost of the care we receive and how easily can Americans get the health care they need? In a new animated video, the Kaiser Family Foundation tells the public to get informed, and offers a three-minute overview to get people started. You can use this as a springboard to let others know why nurses are part of the solution to America’s growing health needs.

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Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship Accepting Applications

Are you a post-doctoral researcher looking for hands-on experience in an exemplary setting? AcademyHealth’s Delivery System Science Fellowship offers a yearlong learning opportunity for post-doctoral researchers who have a background in health services research or related fields to gain more applied experience in a delivery system setting. Fellows are placed within leading delivery systems for hands-on training and professional development opportunities. For the 2016 cycle, AcademyHealth is offering placements at eight prestigious host sites, including the Mayo Clinic and Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. 
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Application deadline: January 8 at 5 p.m. ET.

Grants Available to Increase Access to APRN Care in Rural, Underserved Populations

The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for its latest Advanced Nursing Education Program funding opportunity. The goal: to increase access to primary care in rural and underserved areas through creative academic-practice partnerships with advanced practice registered nursing primary care programs. Eligible applicants include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, and state or local governments.

Application deadline: January 16. Find more information here.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Registration open for Health Policy Collaborative

The RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative (RWJF Collaborative) at the University of New Mexico will host “Building Health Policy Competency in Graduate Nursing Programs” January 23-24 in Naples, Fla. This health policy session, which follows the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education conference, is an interprofessional gathering that aims to increase the quality, rigor, and uniformity of health policy education in nursing programs across the United States.

Additional information about the RWJF Collaborative and the conference can be found here.

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.

“Holistic Admissions Criteria: Promising Approaches”

Date: Wednesday, December 16

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

The purpose of this Learning Collaborative is to discuss promising admissions practices that can broaden the diversity of a school’s student body. Guest speakers who will talk about their initiatives and perspectives include leaders in higher education and the Campaign for Action:

  • Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and co-chair of the Diversity Steering Committee for the Campaign.
  • Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN, is dean of the College of Nursing and associate vice president for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Gloria V. Hawkins, PhD, is assistant vice chancellor and director, Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

Webinar Points to Ways to Improve Fund-Raising Communications 

Strong communications starts with a strong message, and Campbell & Company can help you shape yours. This one-hour session is for fund-raisers at all levels, volunteer leaders, executive leaders, and those in communications and marketing. This national consulting firm will talk about what constitutes a true message (and what does not).

When: December 2, 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

Learn more and register here.

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:
The Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Leadership Capacity and Management Capacity for Success

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

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Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
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Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

RWJF to Fund Efforts to Evaluate Innovations in Low-Resource Communities
Application deadline: December 10

Funds Offered to Support BSN Students’ Experiential Training
Application deadline: January 20, 2016.

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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