Campaign for Action Update: March 8, 2016

Breakthrough Nurse Leaders Speak About Promoting Change


“Nurses forging an evolution in their communities”: That is how describes fourCulture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing it profiled recently. Headlined “GameChangers,” the piece takes a look at work done by Leanne Lefler , PhD, APRN, in geriatrics; by Erica Joseph, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, in mental health; Lucia Alfano, MA, RN, in home health; and Andrea Tanner, MSN, RN, NCSN, in school nursing.

Read the article.

Read about the other six breakthrough nurse game changers–Katie Eilers, MPH, MSN, RN;Laure Marino, MSN, MS, FNP-BC, GNP-BC; Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN; Renee’ Menkens, MS, RNC; Gina Miranda-Diaz, MS/MPH, DNP, RN; Melissa Pinto, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Nurse Picked as CEO for D.C. Hospital


D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed James Kyle, a registered nurse, to be chief executive officer at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. In the mayor’s announcement, she notes that, among other accomplishments, Kyle received a conferred doctoral degree in leadership.

Read more.


CDC Provides State-by-State Prevention Status ReportsIs your state red, yellow, or green when it comes to food safety? What about heart disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new online report allows users to see how their state is doing when it comes to policies and practices for 10 of the nation’s most important health problems. Summaries provide the color-coded warnings, and descriptions give specifics on how each state and D.C. is doing now and compared with 2013. Categories include alcohol-related harms, HIV, motor vehicle injuries, physical activity, and tobacco use.

Read more.

Hospital Succeeds With Advanced Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist Program

Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, Wisconsin was losing primary care providers but the rural facility turned things around by developing an advanced nurse practitioner hospitalist program.

Hear from those overseeing the shift in this seven-minute clip.

Hospitalist Program
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.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities 

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

Many communities grapple with problems that fall in the gap between clinical care and other services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks solutions: Over the next five years, CMS will test models based on promising service delivery approaches that link beneficiaries with community services. CMS will award a total of 44 agreements to implement the Accountable Health Communities model, which is based on evidence that addressing health-related social needs through clinical-community links can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. For more information, visit   CMS Initiatives, or watch this webinar overview.

Extension: C MS is accepting applications until May 18 at 1 p.m. ET.

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.

NLN Foundation Invites Applicants for Education Scholarship Awards

Are you a member of the National League of Nursing pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator?  Apply for its 2016 Nursing Education Scholarship awards program. You must be a master’s or doctoral student enrolled in accredited program and who has completed at least half of your academic program.

Read more about the awards program.

Deadline: May 31 by 4:00 p.m. ET.


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: Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 3-4 p.m. ET

Eighty percent of nurses should hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) by 2020, the Institute of Medicine said in 2010. Recent data show progress toward that goal, and research shows that hospitals with higher proportions of nurses with BSNs have better patient outcomes. Join 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, as she analyzes the shifts in nursing education and highlights challenges in meeting education goals. Discussing implications of the progress are:

  • Suzanne Mitamoto, senior director of government affairs and health policy at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Mary Lou Brunell, executive director of the Florida Center for Nursing



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, including, for example, how adding lawyers to one health care team assisted in the treatment of asthma. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates: 

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

American Public Health Association Award
Nominations are due by May 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.

RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support 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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