Campaign for Action Update: September 13, 2016



In Memoriam: Dean Rita Ann Frantz
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is saddened to learn of the death of University of Iowa College of Nursing Dean Rita Ann Frantz, PhD, RN, FAAN. Dean Frantz was co-lead of the Iowa Action Coalition; colleagues will miss her leadership and insights. Links to articles about the dean’s life can be found on the Campaign blog.

Campaign News and Features

Campaign’s Weekly Email Now Biweekly
After a short break, the Weekly Update is back with a new name and schedule: Now you’ll receive the Campaign Update every two weeks. Let us know what you think by writing to Aidan McCallion.

Nevada Nurses Plant Energy and Ideas to Help Urban Farm Grow

The first time the co-leads of the Nevada Action Coalition toured the Vegas Roots Community Garden with its energetic executive director, they knew they had found their Culture of Health calling. The city’s only urban farm is growing to meet the needs of a low-income neighborhood, and now student nurses are involved in this flourishing partnership.

Louisiana Still Recovering; Nurses Are Still There Too
When the American Red Cross asked for help after the damaging storm that hit Louisiana in August, among the nurses responding was Connecticut’s Cindy Holle, RN, DNP. What does a nurse do in meeting needs of hundreds of residents who are suddenly homeless? Holle wrote about some of what she encountered.

When Health Is Good, So Is Business
Health Means Business, a two-year campaign of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shows up in Atlanta next. One speaker at a forum this week: Lisa Eichelberger, DSN, RN, co-lead of the Georgia Action Coalition and project director for that state’s RWJF State Implementation Program. She will be part of the Georgia Health Means Business Forum in Atlanta September 15.

Modern Healthcare Top 100 Includes Many Campaign Allies
Many Campaign supporters were among those Modern Healthcare named the 100 most influential people in health care in 2016, including members of the Campaign’s Champion Nursing Council and Champion Nursing Coalition.

Nebraska Nurses Offer Tips on Getting Laws Changed 

Though law-making differs state to state, similar strategies can be applied when it comes to making a compelling case. That’s why a paper by three allies of the Nebraska Action Coalition can help everyone in analyzing how Nebraska got its scope laws improved.

2010 Future of Nursing Report Has Moved
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health has a new online home. Find The 2010 report–better yet, bookmark it!–at Institute of Medicine is now the National Academy of Medicine, and online resources were reorganized.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

CMS Alters Applications for Accountable Health Communities Model Award
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, which through its Accountable Health Communities Model will fund efforts to link community services with health-related needs, has modified its requirements for the first track: awareness. Learn more at a webinar on Wednesday, September 14 at 2 p.m. ET. Applications are due November 3.

“Teaching Health Policy” National Conference Set for January
“Teaching Health Policy in Graduate Nursing Education: Giving Wings to Innovation,” the fourth annual policy conference hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico, will take place January 17. Submissions for abstracts will be accepted through October.


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.

Webinar Stars Nurses on Boards Chief, 2 Young Leaders
Learn about leadership from leaders at different stages in their careers, including the executive director of the Nurses on Boards Coalition. The Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition hosts. Continuing education units are offered. September 15, 1 p.m. ET. Register.

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