Campaign for Action Update: August 23, 2016

Burnes Bolton Named a 2016 Living Legend
In honor of her tremendous commitment to nursing, the American Academy of Nursing has named  Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, a 2016 “Living Legend.” Burnes Bolton is vice president for nursing and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. She was vice chair of the committee overseeing the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report on the future of nursing, and serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation board.


Louisiana Needs Nurses for Victims of Flood

In the wake of historic flooding, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is not the only one asking for volunteers in the state: the American Red Cross Disaster Health Services seeks nurses and other health professionals to provide aid for thousands unable to go home. For those health professionals who can make a nine-day commitment, learn more.

Tool Shows Correlation Between “Digitally Isolated” Communities, Health Quality

The Mapping Broadband Health in America tool, produced by the Federal Communications Commission, shows that people in counties that have poor access to broadband also do more poorly when it comes to health. The tool is based on the County Rankings & Roadmaps, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and also useful in showing the health of communities.

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 all to join its annual day of service at the National Mall September 11-12 to pack 1.5 million meals for the Capital Area Food Bank. The volunteer event is a tribute to veterans and first responders and takes place on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Find out more at the Meal Pack Challenge website


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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Communities Committed to Health Can Apply for Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wants to recognize communities that put a priority on health. Those that are deeply committed to helping everyone live well can apply for the 2017 Culture of Health Prize, which provides $25,000 and publicizes your efforts. Apply by November 3. Learn more during a webinar on September 22.

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 committed to long-term careers, the better to create a Culture of Health. Nursing schools have until September 15 at 3 p.m. ET to apply for funding to support their Future of Nursing Scholars.

Nursing Journal Requests Articles for Future of Nursing Issue

Thanks to Connecticut, Nursing Education Perspectives will devote one of its six issues a year to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and seeks submissions from Action Coalitions writing about their efforts to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The National League for Nursing’s research journal prefers data-based manuscripts.


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 Hosted by Action Coalitions 

“Expand Your Mind and Heart Through Reflective Practice”

Host: Tennessee Action Coalition

Date: Tuesday, September 13

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care are, much like the Culture of Health, founded on the belief that everyone deserves fair and equal rights in health care. The Tennessee Action Coalition will host the third of six webinars based on those standards in a session that introduces the value of reflective practice and critical reflection–ways of critiquing one’s practice as well as examining values, beliefs, and cultural heritage . Register 

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

Nominate Exceptional Nurses for Modern Healthcare’s Excellence in Nursing Awards

Deadline: October 7.

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