Campaign for Action Update: May 3, 2016


Utah Action Coalition Leader Is Recognized
Joan Gallegos,RN, CSW, project coordinator for the Utah Action Coalition, received the Nurse Leadership Award for recognition of her ongoing commitment and leadership in nursing from the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders during its Spring Conference.  This award recognized Joan’s efforts with the Utah Action Coalition, her work developing nurse residency and APRN fellowship programs, and her achievements to spur progress in the education of RNs.


We’re Excited to Participate in National Nurses Week, May 6-12

The Campaign for Action is proud to be part of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and to salute our nation’s 3.4 million nurses who help build a Culture of Health every day. To join the celebration, visit the Nurses Week area of our website, where you’ll find the ” Nurses Week 2016 Guide for Action Coalitions” with graphics and posts to use online. We will also share photos and stories reflecting nurses’ many accomplishments and activities. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for these materials, and use them to help spread the word. Whatever creative way you choose to celebrate online, please use the #NursesWeek hashtag.

For more information on National Nurses Week, contact Meredith Courville at [email protected]. We hope you enjoy the chance for others to show their gratitude, and join us in this year’s celebration!

Discovery Life to Air American Nurse
Discovery Life will celebrate National Nurses Week by showing American Nurse for the first time on television, on May 6 at 9 p.m. ET.

Discovery Life and Nurses Week
(caution: sound starts when link opens).

Study Examines Links Between Nursing, High Readmission for Black Adults After Heart  Attack

Older black patients are 18 percent more likely than older white patients to be readmitted to a hospital after having a heart attack, finds a just-released study in Medical Care that followed 69,000 heart attack patients at 253 hospitals in three states in 2006 and 2007. The study, which included survey responses from more than 14,000 nurses, took into account how patients were treated and whether nursing care needs were met, including patients’ receiving medication in a timely manner. The study also considered patients’ socioeconomic status–one of the factors addressed by the Culture of Health movement. Said lead author J. Margo Brooks-Carthon, PhD, RN, of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research: “As the nation continues to intensify efforts to reduce health disparities, solutions may lie in ensuring adequate resources to nurses working in direct care.”

Read the news release.

Read the study.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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.

Deadline: 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.
Fundraising and Coalition Building
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 2 – 3 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.

New — The Evidence Shows: Workforce Data Will Pave the Way to Better Planning and Policy
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Data are critical to shaping the future of the nation’s health care, including how many nurses are needed and where. In this webinar, led by Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, assistant professor at the School of Medicine and director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, we will hear from researchers leading the way on the Institute of Medicine recommendation that organizations collaborate in collecting data on the nursing workforce.

Moderated by Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, the webinar’s other commenters include:

  • Michelle Washko, PhD, Deputy Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Carey McCarthy, PhD, MPH, RN, Director of Research, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

You’ll learn who is collecting information at the state and federal level in which categories, where the gaps are, and what is being done to strengthen the nursing field to improve America’s health.


The meeting room number to enter, if one is required, is 743 003 939.


Webinars Hosted by Others

Culturally Congruent Care: Why Diversity Makes a Difference
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 1 – 2 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


New — Campaign Case Development and Communications
Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET

Is your Action Coalition thinking about starting a campaign to attract strong volunteers or find new funders? A major campaign is more than a strategy: It’s a statement about the future of your mission, and to succeed, you’ll need to make the case. Join Campbell & Company for a free webinar on developing and communicating your campaign case.

After the webinar, you should be able to express a campaign vision that stands apart, craft campaign messages that stick in donors’ minds, and plan a communications strategy that builds momentum.


Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples

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 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.

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

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 p.m. ET
RWJF Evidence for Action: Grants to Support Research to Build a Culture of Health

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