Campaign for Action Update: January 5, 2016


Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of January 5.


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

Student Gives Her Perspective on Nurses Building a Culture of Health

Samantha Noblejas, an undergraduate student enrolled in a dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Wharton School, writes in Imprint about how the Culture of Health applies to nursing. Read the article in the National Student Nurses Association magazine.

Nurses Seen As Most Honest, Ethical-Again!

Once again, Americans put nurses at the top of Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics poll. Congratulations to all the nurses for earning the public’s trust! Read the poll.

Campaign Leaders Answer Questions From Summit

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action held its national conference, Summit 2015: Leading Change & Building Healthier Communities, in Washington D.C., December 9-10.  Hundreds gathered to hear and discuss the Institute of Medicine’s updated recommendations to accelerate progress on the goals set in 2010, and to start a conversation about infusing the Campaign with a vision by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help build a Culture of Health.

There was a lot of good food for thought at the Summit about the Campaign, and also a few questions. Attendees afterward received responses in an email from Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute, chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America.

Read the letter.

AARP, Others Speak Up on Graduate Nursing Education

Last month AARP, partnering with more than a dozen national nursing organizations comprising the National Coalition on Graduate Nursing Education, provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the Medicare Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration. Lack of funds is one of the primary obstacles to nursing students’ furthering their education; that’s why the demonstration is so important. For three years, five sets of nursing schools, hospitals, and community-based providers have been part of the demonstration that tests the use of Medicare funds for clinical graduate nursing education. The comments are part of the report used to determine the future of the demonstration that is due to Congress by October 2017.

Huge Interest in Future of Nursing Shows in Record Number of Downloads

Reflecting the fact that nurses play a critical role in improving America’s health and health care system, the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health remains the IOM’s most downloaded report since its release in 2010. As of December 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) records 129,874 downloads of the report, and sales of 11,625 copies. It was also the most downloaded IOM report in 2015.

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, 2016 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. 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!

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.

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.

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
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

We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

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