Campaign for Action Update: April 26, 2016


Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of April 26. In this week’s update, find shout-outs; funding opportunities; and webinars.

If you know of a story or event you want to tell others about, or a person or action that deserves recognition, let us know by emailing Aidan McCallion at [email protected].


We’re Getting a New Look Online
The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce we will go live with a new website on Wednesday.

We’ve been hard at work for months on a new site that is more friendly and engaging to those inside and outside the world of nursing, can be searched more easily, and for the first time includes a blog. Many of you have donated your time to give us your thoughts — thank you. Please be sure to check out the new site, which we will promote as part of our messaging for National Nurses Week May 6-12.


Communication, Mentoring Are Among Principles of Nurse Leaders

Nurse leaders have a huge impact on patients, of course, and also on their staff. In, read what  an emergency department nursing director, advanced clinician, and nursing director for inpatient oncology services say are their guiding principles.

Read  “Nurse leaders share top leadership principles.”

The Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Older Adults

In an blog post, a senior strategic policy adviser for the AARP Public Policy Institute points to the county she lives in, near Washington, D.C., as a window on the country’s near future: “More than 1 out of every 4 county residents 70 years or older speak a language other than English at home. Of those speaking another language, 1 out of 6 do not speak English.” The essay, by Wendy Fox-Grage, also provides a broader look at the U.S. as a whole, noting the need for a health care workforce that is sensitive to a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Read “The Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Older Adults.”


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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.


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 located at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, developed 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.
New — Fundraising and Coalition Building
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Healthy finances are key to the long-term success of your Action Coalition, and this webinar will provide guidance toward that end. Campbell & Company, a fundraising adviser for the Campaign , will help you build a persuasive story about your Action Coalition’s work, including the Culture of Health, and will show you how to bring your fundraising efforts to a broader audience beyond nursing and health care.

You’ll also hear what Action Coalitions learned last year from similar fundraising assistance: Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior adviser for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, will discuss successes and challenges reported in survey results from Action Coalitions that participated in fundraising webinars in 2015.


The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 745 476 039.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 4: 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


New — Culturally Congruent Care: Why Diversity Makes a Difference
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Discover ways that you can provide care while taking into account the cultural values, beliefs, worldviews, and practices of those you care for in this free Nurses Week webinar hosted by the American Nurses Association. This webinar will help you:

  • Define culturally congruent care in nursing practice in relation to patient, family, and community nursing care
  • Distinguish between cultural competence and culturally congruent care
  • Reflect on one’s own values and cultural heritage to better understand how these qualities and issues affect culturally congruent care
  • Identify resources to support an evidence-based approach to culturally congruent practice


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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