Campaign for Action Update: December 15, 2015


Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of December 15.

Last Weekly Update of 2015

Thank you all for tuning in each week, reading, sending in your stories, and making great suggestions. Most of all, thank you for being involved in the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and working to lead change and advance health through nursing.

This will be the last Weekly Update of the year, but please follow us on Facebook and  Twitter to keep up with the Campaign. The Weekly Update will be back on January 5.

Happy holidays, and have a wonderful New Year!


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

Two Wisconsin Tribes Receive RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulates both the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior/Chippewa Tribe and the Menominee Nation for receiving the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior/Chippewa Tribe earned the award by focusing on intergenerational learning,  bringing elders and youth together to improve health and housing on the reservation. The Menominee Nation addressed historical and modern trauma by incorporating cultural awareness into the practices at the Menominee Tribal Clinic, and increasing the high school graduation rate at the Menominee Indian High School. The Action Coalition celebrates the commitment of these Wisconsin tribes as they work to address barriers to health and transform communities and schools so that their members may live longer, healthier lives.

Wisconsin Salutes Outstanding Tribal Health Administrators

The Wisconsin Action Coalition also congratulates Ravinder Vir, MD, comprehensive health division, medical director, and Debra Danforth, BSN, RN, comprehensive health division, operations director, on receiving the Indian Health Service of Bemidji, Minn.  as the 2015 Outstanding Tribal Health Administrators for their commitment to improving the Oneida Nation health services.

Campaign Summit a Success 

Last week, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action held its national summit in Washington, D.C. More than 500 people attended the first day, which got off to a great start with keynote presentations by Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Summit participants also celebrated the Campaign’s first five years with cake, and a video filled with images sent by Action Coalitions. Watch it now!

More Summit details are coming soon. Meanwhile, take a peek at the event through photos on the Campaign’s Facebook page.
Assessing Progress on the Future of Nursing Report 

On December 4, the National Academy of Medicine held a webinar to highlight findings from its just-released “Assessing Progress on the IOM Report: The Future of Nursing.” This latest report examined progress that has been made on implementing recommendations from the 2010 Future of Nursing report and identified areas that should be emphasized over the next five years.

Watch the webinar here.

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and AARP released a statement after the webinar, responding to the report.

Read the statement.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers 

The American Nurses Foundation is seeking grant reviewers for the 2016 cycle. The application process is easy and online. Each approved reviewer will review three to four grants over a six-week period in June and July.  Reviewers are required to participate in an orientation next spring. Apply today!

Application deadline: February 28 .
Registration Open for State Nursing Workforce Centers’ Conference 

The 2016 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ annual conference takes place in late April and registration to attend, exhibit, or sponsor is now open. The call for abstracts for has been extended to December 31. Held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort April 27-29, 2016, the conference is co-hosted by the Florida Center for Nursing and the North Dakota Center for Nursing .

Access the registration, online exhibitor/sponsor and call for abstract portal.

Conference Details

Theme: Collaboration + Cooperation + Communication = Success

Purpose: Improve collaboration, cooperation, and communication among workforce centers, healthcare agencies, and policy makers for successful population health outcomes through a strong health workforce.


  1. Identify strategies and best practices for establishing successful collaborative relationships.
  2. Describe the challenges and opportunities to enhance cooperation among similar and dissimilar groups.
  3. Identify communication mechanisms to engage the larger audience and optimize the use of social media.
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between the health workforce and population health outcomes.

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 about the grant.

Join the Campaign’s Listserv

The Campaign’s listserv was created to boost collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others interested in our work. The Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: 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 also to let other members of your Action Coalition know about this easy way to exchange information and ideas!

Campaign Pillars

Bolstering Workforce Data

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates State Health Facts webpages

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently updated its State Health Facts pages which provides health status measures such as rates of immunization, smoking, obesity, physical activity, and chronic diseases, by state. Read the fact webpages.

Promoting Diversity 

AACN Names New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

The American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has named five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars for its national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.  Congratulations to:

  • Billy A. Caceres, New York University College of Nursing
  • Carla Clements, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sharrica Miller, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Anitha Saravanan, Loyola University Chicago
  • Ashley Jingzhi Xu, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Learn more about the recipients.

The AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in our nation’s schools of nursing.

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.

“Increasing Access to Care: the APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015”
Date: Monday, January 4
Time: 3:00 — 4:00 p.m. ET

Register now for a January 4 webinar to review progress made on the Institute of Medicine’s first recommendation: removing scope of practice barriers. Participants can view progress toward implementing the APRN Consensus Model for each of the four APRN roles in their state and nationally. Presenting will be Maureen Cahill, from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s APRN Campaign for Consensus.

Register for the webinar.

Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:
The Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Leadership Capacity and Management Capacity for Success

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

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship
Application deadline: January 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET

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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