Campaign for Action Update: April 20, 2016



Building a Culture of Health in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulates a new effort in the Badger State to build a Culture of Health. Diversity Matters: Recruiting Wisconsin’s Future Public Health Workforce is a project to increase diversity in the public health workforce. It focuses on African American and Hispanic youth, using social marketing as its primary strategy.

Diversity Matters recently held its first ever Public Health Career and Internship Fair, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Zilber School of Public Health. Geared towards high school and early college students, the event’s theme was superheroes and featured “Public Health Superheroes” working in public health sectors across Wisconsin. Attendees learned about potential internship and career opportunities from over 17 exhibitors, and how they can make a difference in their communities by choosing a career in public health.

Event highlights, photos, and more information can be found at

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Analysis Finds Immigrants, Minorities Gain Under Affordable Care Act

A New York Times analysis finds that the “Affordable Care Act brought historic increase in coverage for low-wage workers and others”  previously uninsured. The Campaign for Action worked with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) to train nurses on how to inform their communities on registering and using health coverage.

Read the story.

IOM Future of Nursing Books in Top Ten list

The National Academies of Medicine in March released a  list of its top ten most viewed reports. Both The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health  and its updated companion, Assessing Progress on the IOM Report, The Future of Nursing, were included.  The 2010 report is still number one after nearly six years.  If you haven’t already purchased either book, you can apply the code CFA25 to get a discount of 25 percent on the National Academies’ website.

See the top 10 list.

Bigger Challenges, Even Bigger Opportunities for Nurses

With rapid changes  occurring in health care, Oncology Nursing News interviewed Campaign director Susan  Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, about opportunities and challenges facing nursing. “Staying relevant” may be nursing’s greatest challenge in health care transformation, Hassmiller says.

Read the full interview.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New Moore Inventor Fellows Program
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching the Moore Inventor Fellowship program “to invest in people who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.”

The foundation will spend nearly $34 million to support 50 Moore fellows focusing on “investment at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed.”

Nominations are due on May 1 by 5 p.m. PT.

Find out more about the program.

New Initiative: Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice

Are you part of an accredited nursing school with graduate programs looking to develop a creative, robust and sustainable interprofessional initiative in a community-based clinical setting? You may want to apply for a program developed by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The submission portal will open on April 25.

Applications are due by July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about 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.
Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence Nurses as Partners in Redesigning Health Care
Date: Monday, 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
  • Zach Griffin, MBA, MHA, General Manager, The Governance Institute


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

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 4: Fundraising Materials That Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

What kinds of materials and resources will help your leaders, staff, and volunteers walk into donor conversations with confidence and communicate your message powerfully? Campbell & Company’s final webinar in its Fundraising Communications series will guide you through communicating visually and verbally in multiple media and formats including traditional print brochures and interactive iPad toolkits.

Learning objectives:

  • 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


Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Sustaining Diversity: Learning from Great Examples

Summary of the March 30 webinar.

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education

Summary of the March 28 education webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session.

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

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.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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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