Campaign for Action Update: February 9, 2016

Breakthrough Nurse Leader in the News

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Gina Miranda-Diaz, MS/MPH, DNP, RN, has been deeply involved in many aspects of community wellness, holding health fairs and aiding in situations as varied as helping victims of domestic violence and children with traumatic brain injuries. That’s just a small part of a profile appearing in New Jersey’s Hudson Reporter, in which the member of the State Board of Nursing and incoming president of the state chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses also talks of her background.

Read the article.


Nebraska Action Coalition Collaborates to Define a Culture of Health

Nebraska is a big state, so how better to figure out how to build a Culture of Health than to hold meetings in four cities? Defining and Transforming a Culture of Health in Nebraska is the result–a 17-page report published last month that shows what was accomplished by the Nebraska Action Coalition, the Nebraska Assembly of Nursing Deans and Directors, the Nebraska Nurses Association, and the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders during their two-day Summit last fall. The analysis includes projects needed to address the problems in each region. It is also a primer on how the two-day meetings were organized.
Get Ready to Promote Leap Into Leadership Week

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) seeks your support for its inaugural Leap Into Leadership week–an initiative to count the numbers of nurses serving on boards–February 29 through March 4. Action Coalition co-leads and those overseeing leadership efforts can learn more during a preparation call February 16. That conversation will include a review of a toolkit that you will receive to promote the week, including messages to send out on social media, branding materials, and a video. No need to register, please just plan to call in to get details.

Leap Into Leadership Prep Call
Tuesday, February 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. ET
Call-in number: 1-866-855-1152
Participant code: 32630848#

Funding, Tools, and Other Opport unities

2016 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Open to Nurses

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry-and, this year for the first time, nursing. Applications are now being accepted for the four-year postdoctoral research awards from those committed to developing careers and achieving senior rank in academia and improving the health of underserved populations.

Learn more.

Applications are due by March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. Supporting documents must be postmarked by March 16.

Macy Foundation Seeks Applications for 2016 Faculty Scholars Program

Are you a nursing faculty member who has served for more than five years and is committed to a career in health professional education? Are you an innovator, and interested in leading? Consider applying for the 2016 Macy Faculty Scholars Program, which hopes to bring needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate changes in medical practice and health care delivery.

Apply by February 17 at 3 p.m. ET.

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers

AARP’s National Policy Council is accepting applications for volunteers. To be considered, qualified applicants must have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues and be an AARP member (age 50 and over).

Apply by February 28.


Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

New:The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care

Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. So said the Institute of Medicine in its recommendation, and so says the evidence, which shows that consumers have better access to high-quality care when nurses have the authority to provide the care for which they were trained. Join expert Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, director of the University of California, San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center, as she reviews evidence gathered since the 2010 IOM report came out. Practical effects of improved laws include lower costs, fewer hospital readmissions, and higher satisfaction among family members. Discussing those aspects will be:

  • Mary Jo Jerde, BSN, MBA, senior vice president, Center for Nursing Advancement, UnitedHealth Group
  • Blanca Castro, senior manager of advocacy, AARP California


Webinars Hosted by Others

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.


Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

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

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

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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

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

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29 | Orlando, Fla.

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