Campaign for Action Update: January 12, 2016


She’s Taking a Culture of Health to New Heights

We offer a tribute to one nurse who celebrated a Culture of Health in a distinctive way: Shown below is Nebraska’s Victoria Vinton, MSN, RN, rappelling a waterfall in Puerto Rico days after the Campaign for Action  2015 Summit in December.

Story Examines Growth of Nursing in Wisconsin 
The Wisconsin Center for Nursing and the Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulate the health systems, nursing education programs, and especially the nurses and nursing students featured in an article about how gratifying working in health care can be, and the growing needs in the field. Read the article.

Summit Videos Are Now Online

Did you miss the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s national conference, Summit 2015: Leading Change & Building Healthier Communities? Video of the first day is now online.

Watch the keynote presentation; a conversation with three of the IOM committee members; and the discussion between Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Dr. Victor J. Dzau in a talk called “Building a Culture of Health, Nursing, and the National Academy of Medicine’s Evaluation” moderated by Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Study: When Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care, Medicare Costs Are Lower

Researchers from Mathematica Policy Research, Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and Montana State University who studied national data over a 12-month period found the cost was the same, or less, when nurse practitioners provided primary care compared with when physicians offered the services. This contradicts earlier research that suggested the costs for nurse practitioners would be the same or even higher.

Read more.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities


National Academies of Practice Call for Abstracts Extended Through January 15 

Show how your Action Coalition is building a Culture of Health through interprofessional practice and education and share your work at the 2016 National Academies of Practice 2016 Meeting & Forum on April 8-9 in Baltimore. The forum’s themes this year are transformation, value-based care, and access to health care.  Learn more about the selection criteria and submission guidelines, and submit an abstract .

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers

AARP’s National Policy Council’s nomination committee is accepting applications for volunteers at the AARP National Policy Council.  To be considered, qualified applicants must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over)

Apply by February 28.

Sign Up for Weekly Funding Updates 

Action Coalitions can learn of funding opportunities and Culture of Health-related events each week by signing up for the Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest from the Trust for America’s Health.

Register today!

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. To join, visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. 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 Offers New State Data

The Kaiser Family Foundation released new state data on hospitals and providers. That includes facts on nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and health care employment; you can even compare data among states. Find the stats here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Many Who Seek Health Care Near Home Still Face Barriers

“Medical deserts” are a growing problem across the country–that is, populated regions whose residents live more than 60 minutes from a critical-care hospital, as hospitals in rural and poor urban communities have a tough time finding high-quality specialized health care providers. So says Juan Quintana, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, in an op-ed in Modern Healthcare. Quintana urges states to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full scope of their education and training without physician oversight.

Read the article.

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.

What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Hear evaluators from TCC Group explore their findings on how effective the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has been. TCC presented this summary at the Campaign’s annual Summit in Washington, D.C., December 10; this webinar is for those who did not attend. Use the TCC Coalition Capacity Checklist to assess your coalition’s work, and take part in a conversation to understand what qualities in a coalition and its leaders move us closer to achieving the Institute of Medicine goals.

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.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders

Date:  Tuesday, February 9

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Leadership change is inevitable in all organizations. Has your coalition developed a succession plan? Do you have potential leaders who should be mentored and given the chance to lead? Prepare your coalition for shifts at the top by learning from coalitions that have made smooth leadership transitions.

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

Fundraising Communications 3: Engaging Volunteers With Your Case

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

In major gift fund-raising, your volunteer leaders can be your most effective ambassadors-but only if they feel confident sharing your case for support in their own words.

The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Fundraising Communications series will guide you through tactics including talking points, elevator speeches, materials, and coaching to get your volunteers excited and “on message.”

This session will cover:

  • Engaging your volunteers in the case development process
  • Expressing your case in language your volunteers will want to use
  • Coaching and equipping your volunteers to share your message with confidence and passion

Campbell & Company explores these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fund-raising.

Register for the webinar

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Increasing Access to Care: The APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches

The Numbers Are There: Using Data to Pave the Way to Increased Diversity

Academic Progression in Nursing Accreditation Webinar
How Is Your Coalition’s Culture Affecting Your Progress? 

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

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers
Application deadline: February 28.

HRSA Grants Available to Increase Access to APRN Care in Rural, Underserved Populations
Application deadline: January 16.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Funds Offered to Support BSN Students’ Experiential Training
Application deadline: January 20.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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