RWJF President: “Step Outside Your Comfort Zone”
“Forge unconventional partnerships,” urges Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, in the annual message she sends out as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president and CEO. She gives ideas for how to think big and act together to help build a Culture of Health.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps team at the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute has updated its rankings to include measures of health such as physical distress, mental distress–and even how much sleep you and your neighbors get. Also new: a measure of segregation in residential areas.
Of the nearly 8 million Americans enrolled in health plans thanks to the Affordable Care Act, roughly 725,000 live in rural areas. The numbers of insured may have gone up, but access to primary care in rural areas has long been difficult, even before the ACA. Now a policy brief from the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center and the Rural Health Research & Policy Centers lays out how nurse practitioners and physician assistants can meet those needs, especially in areas with less restrictive regulations.
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
Deadline: Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. ET.
Deadline: Applications are due by April 19.Apply for the program.
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.
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 identify 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.
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.Olga Yakusheva, a PhD economist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Public Health, will review the progress on the IOM recommendation that nurses should be full partners with other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.
Moderator: Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, co-director, Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.
Discussing the implications of recent changes:
- Sue Fitzsimons, PhD, RN, CENP, senior vice president, patient services and chief nursing officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, College of Nursing, Montana State University.
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
The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 740 040 853.
Webinars Hosted by Others
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
- How to use photography, illustrations, infographics, and sidebars to convey your messages better than words can
- How to use both traditional materials and new formats to support your fundraisers
- Examples of great communications pieces from across the nonprofit sector
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.
February 9 webinar.
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.
Applications are due by May 18 at 1 p.m. ET