Campaign for Action Update: August 2, 2016



A Culture of Health Summer, In Photos 

Over two sessions in two cities in the past two months, almost all Action Coalitions, plus some Breakthrough Nurse Leaders and RWJF’s Public Health Nurse Leaders, participated in training and conversations on ways to build a Culture of Health. Through consultations, Q&As with experts, conversation among panelists, the ideas flowed in both Omaha and Knoxville, where the workshops were held. In the coming months, you’ll hear more of how the inspiration has been turned into action, but meanwhile, the Campaign offers a look at what went on.


Take a Look at the Campaign PowerPoint Presentation (and the Do’s and Don’ts)

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action PowerPoint regularly updates its slide presentation so you have a tailored way to talk to others about your Action Coalition’s work. One update worth noting: We have spelled out the guidelines to make clear what you are allowed to use and alter, and posted that disclaimer. The rules mostly address protected copyrighted materials, especially photos and images, that are licensed by the Campaign but owned by others. If you have questions about how to use the presentation, contact Campaign staff for assistance.

Program Focuses on Nurses, Team-Based Community Care 
A unique alliance of four foundations is behind a new two-year program to help nurses lead the way in providing team-based care in their communities. As reported online in Health Affairs, the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice program will choose 16 schools to build new models for multiple professions to work together. Susan B. Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the Campaign, came up with the idea as one way to strengthen community-based programs. RWJF is collaborating with The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on the program, which starts with a three-day training in October at the University of Minnesota.

Connecticut Education Efforts Lead to Journal Opportunity 

A respected, peer-reviewed research journal invites Action Coalitions to send articles about their work and successes on the Institute of Medicine recommendations, as noted in the July 25 Weekly Update. The road leading to that invitation is worth noting as well.

Read the Campaign’ s short report on how efforts to improve nursing education by the dean and assistant dean of Fairfield University’s Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, working with the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition statewide director, evolved into a special edition of the National League for Nursing journal that will be focused on nursing. (Read more about that invitation below, under “opportunities.”)

Pack Meals for Seniors in Need on September 11 

AARP Foundation, which, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP, backs the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, invites volunteers to be a part of its annual day of service . People of all ages are asked to spend 90 minutes (or more!) at the National Mall September 11-12, in the foundation’s effort to pack 1.5 million meals for hungry residents served by the Capital Area Food Bank. The charitable event is a tribute to veterans and first responders on what will mark the 15th year after the attacks of September 11. Find out more and sign up at the Meal Pack Challenge website. If you want to volunteer as a group, please contact Darryl Lockett at AARP,  [email protected].

Send Us News of Your Webinars

Remember, the Weekly Update now lists webinars held by Action Coalitions. Let us know of an online event you’re hosting: Send title, date, time, and description  to Aidan McCallion at [email protected].

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
– Partnership for a Healthier America’s 2017 Summit Invites Speakers, Presenters

If your expertise concerns childhood obesity or communities especially affected by the crisis, you’re invited to address others who are also trying to solve this problem. The Partnership for a Healthier America will hold its annual summit next May, and seeks a diverse set of experts to lead some of its popular breakout sessions about solutions or innovations. The Partnership works with the private sector to improve our nation’s health, starting with youngsters and communities most in need.


Those interested should return completed applications for the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC, no later than September 1.
Nursing Journal Requests Pieces for Future of Nursing Issue

Nursing Education Perspectives  will devote one of its six issues a year to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and invites submissions now. Articles are to be based on the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the report that kicked off the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. The National League for Nursing’s research journal prefers data-based manuscripts, and particularly seeks submissions from Action Coalitions.

Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for 2017 Future of Nursing Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, the better to create a Culture of Health. The program has issued a call for proposals for schools that want to apply for funding to support its scholars. Schools selected will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars.

Schools interested in learning more can participate in an optional Web conference call on August 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. You must register in advance. Proposals are due September 15 at 3 p.m. ET.


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 Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Webinars of Interest

Better Health Within Five Years? CDC Offers the Evidence 

Date: Tuesday, August 9

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) has identified a range of community-wide approaches associated with improved health, and wants to talk about it. John Auerbach, CDC’s associate director for policy, will give real-world examples of its new High-Five initiative (formally, Health Impact in Five Years) in a webinar hosted by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the CDC. Auerbach and other experts will highlight nonclinical, cost-effective interventions that will help improve health within five years (or sooner).

Register for next week’s session on early childhood intervention.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Lessons Learned: Gaining Full Practice Authority in Nebraska

STEM Programs to Grow a Diverse Nursing Workforce

Fundraising and Coalition Building

Perspectives on the Evidence: Workforce Planning 
Summary of the May 20 webinar, including slides and transcript of the question-and-answer session. 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF’s Initiative:Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

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