Campaign for Action Update: March 22, 2016



Florida, West Virginia Join Ranks of States Offering Improved Access to Care

Good news for consumers from two states as the spring legislative sessions wind down: Florida and West Virginia now allow nurses more room to provide the care for which they have been trained and educated. The expanded scope of practice laws for advanced practice nurses could not have happened without hard work from Action Coalitions in both the Florida and West Virginia, and AARP West Virginia.
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Now Available in Paperback: IOM’s Progress Report on the Future of Nursing 

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing, released in December, is now out in book form. If you’re interested in buying the paperback, apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent. 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.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Abstracts Requested for Health Affairs Culture of Health Issue

The magazine “at the intersection of health, health care, and policy” plans to focus on the Culture of Health this fall, and is seeking abstracts. Health Affairs in November 2016 will publish research, analyses, and commentaries that explore various aspects of the Culture of Health and its four action areas: making health a shared value; fostering cross-sector collaboration; creating healthier, more equitable communities; and strengthening integration of health services and systems.

Read Health Affairs request.

Deadline: Abstracts are due to Health Affairs by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 28.

RWJF 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Wants You!

People involved in public policy, business, technology, community development, transportation, health–in fact, in all the fields that together create community–are invited apply for one of 50 spots in RWJF’s 2016 Culture of Health Leaders program. Awardees will spend three years completing a leadership development curriculum and working on individual and group projects that support the cultural shifts necessary to help create well-being for all.

Learn more about the program in a March 24 webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 19. Apply for the program.


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: New Building a Culture of Health, State by State
Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET


How does your Action Coalition begin building a Culture of Health, or continue progress you’ve already made? Join us to answer those critical questions. We will make connections between the Institute of Medicine’s nursing recommendations and Culture of Health opportunities. We’ll share a new tool to make this easier, and provide language to help describe this work.

By the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • A better understanding of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health “action framework”
  • A new survey tool to find Culture of Health work you may already be doing
  • New talking points to describe this important work


The meeting room number to enter if one is required is 745 734 335.

New: Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Collaboration and Leadership
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

When nurses lead, from the boardroom to the bedside, patient outcomes are better. That’s why two of the pillars in the IOM’s 2010 report on the future of nursing focus on leadership: Nurses need to be decision-makers in designing health systems and key collaborators on health care teams. Since the report’s release, nurse leadership on boards has grown and top nursing schools are offering more leadership and interdisciplinary preparation–but challenges remain. These are among findings presented by Olga Yakusheva , a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, as she reviews the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Register .

The meeting room number to enter if one is required is 741 121 097.

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

America needs a nursing workforce that is as diverse as the country itself. That’s why the Campaign for Action supports efforts to recruit and prepare a nursing workforce that reflects the country’s many populations and so can better understand people’s needs. What can Action Coalitions do to build on their progress in this area and make sure that this work can be sustained? Learn from peers in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania about their success creating long-lasting and effective diversity programs.


The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 740 040 853.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

The Nursing Student’s Role in Building a Culture of Health

March 3 webinar.

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care
Summary of the February 23 scope of practice webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders
Summary of the February 9 webinar.
What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

February 9 webinar.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 6.

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Applications are due by May 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

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