Campaign for Action Update: March 1, 2016



In the spirit of Leap Into Leadership week (see passage below), and this election year, it’s worth giving a nod to the many nurses on both sides of the aisle who serve our country in Congress. From California to Tennessee, North Carolina to Texas, these leaders have founded and run businesses, been advocates in schools, and helped oversee hospitals-and now they bring the unique perspective of nursing to lead our country. Read the list here, courtesy of the American Nurses Association.

Up Next in Series of Researcher Presentations: Evidence on Education 

The first webinar of four held to review the changes in nursing over recent years was on February 23, when Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, examined the quality of care that consumers receive based on laws that limit, or allow, nurses to practice to the full extent of their training. The next session will be March 22, when Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the shifts in nursing education. Webinars after that:

  • Partners in Redesigning Health Care, April 25. Researcher: Olga Yakusheva, PhD, MS
  • Workforce Planning, May 23. Researcher: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

All webinars are 3 to 4 p.m. ET. More information and a chance to register will be coming soon.

Watch the recording of Spetz’s presentation. Summary will be posted soon.

It’s On! Sign In If You’re a Nurse on a Board

Happy Leap Into Leadership week: The weeklong initiative sponsored by the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) started Monday and continues through March 4. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action encourages nurses to become part of the count toward 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020, NOBC’s ultimate goal. Boards and the community benefit from the unique perspective nurses offer; more nurses in decision-making positions will lead to improved health and more effective health care systems at the local, state, and national levels.

Join the Nurses on Boards Coalition this week by having your efforts in leadership be counted
Now Available in Paperback: IOM’s Progress Report on the Future of Nursing 
The latest report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the future of nursing has been downloaded 5,300 times since its release in December, and now the book is finally out. If you’re interested in buying the paperback, apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent on Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing. The code can be used for the same discount on the IOM’s original report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Purchase the progress report.

California Gathering Focuses on Education 

Education was the theme of a meeting in Santa Monica, California held February 22-24, co-hosted by the Center to Champion Nursing in America and RWJF’s Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program. Some 125 attended “Advancing Nursing Education Transformation: Accelerating and Sustaining Academic Progression,” including representatives from RWJF’s State Implementation Program (SIP) and Action Coalitions. Participants learned how to incorporate Culture of Health tenets into their curricula, as well as ways to accelerate academic progression and sustain innovative models in their states.

Another Study Is In: Nurses Can Alleviate Primary Care Shortage

A report on the impact of regulations on nurse practitioners sees promising results in those states that grant greater scope of practice authority, especially “among rural and vulnerable populations.” “Impact of State Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Regulation on Health Care Delivery: Systematic Review,” by Ying Xue, DNSc, RN, Zhiqiu Ye, BS, Carol Brewer, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Joanne Spetz, PhD, appears in the January-February Nursing Outlook.

Read the report .

IOM Hosts Talk on Educating Professionals on Social Determinants of Health 

How are the social determinants of health–which includes the conditions in which people are born and live, their environment, and their access to educational, economic, and job opportunities–taught to health professionals? On March 9, the Institute of Medicine will consider just that, in a three-hour talk that starts at 9 a.m. The free discussion, open to the public, is based on a new report, A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. Attend in person (in Washington, D.C.) or watch the telecast.

Register for the meeting.

New Report Points Way to Implementing Team-Based Care

A task force on collaborative practice has published a highly endorsed primer on how to make team-based care work. The report (only the summary is available now) from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is aimed at multiple specialties and professions, including nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives, physician assistants, physicians, clinical pharmacists and advanced practice registered nurses. Guiding principles include: the patient and families are central to and actively engaged as members of the health care team; the team has a shared vision; clarity in team members’ roles is essential; and effective communication is key.

Read the summary of Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care.


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.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Partnering With Lawyers to Address the Social Determinants of Health: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health
Date: March 10
Time:  1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

True community health depends on collaboration by people from all walks of life and organizations from many sectors. Join Healthy People 2020, ChangeLab Solutions, Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership, the Cincinnati Health Department, and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership to learn how you can build nontraditional partnerships to improve your community’s health. This webinar will explore innovative approaches to address the social determinants of health at the individual and community levels, including, for example, how adding lawyers to one health care team assisted in the treatment of asthma.

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

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

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AcademyHealth’s Health Data Liberator Award
Nominations are due by March 29.

American Public Health Association Awards Nominations
Nominations are due by Ma y 6.

2016 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
Applications are due by March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. Supporting documents must be postmarked by March 16.

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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