Campaign for Action Update: October 25, 2016



Shalala Receives David Rall Medal 

Donna Shalala, PhD, was awarded the David Rall medal by the National Academies of Medicine for outstanding leadership of the committee that produced the 2010 Future of Nursing report.

Campaign News and Features
AARP Board Member Urges VA to Improve Access to Care 

AARP board member C. Alicia Georges wrote an op-ed for STAT calling for the VA to approve the proposal to grant APRNS full practice authority in VA facilities.

Reinhard Speaks at AAN Conference: Urges Support for Family Caregivers

Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America, gave a keynote address at the  American Academy of Nursing’s annual policy conference last week in Washington DC. Reinhard focused attention on the need for nurses to support family caregivers.

To Deliver Better Care, Nurses Must Take Care of Themselves

Nurses need to care for themselves as devotedly as they care for their patients, writes LeAnn Thieman, author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, on the Campaign blog. Thieman introduces CARE4ME-strategies that include eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep.

Study: Nurse-Designed Models Match Tenets of Culture of Health 

A study published in Nursing Outlook of 39 models of care created by nurses found the models closely aligned with issues related to a Culture of Health. Researchers say communities can benefit if other health care professionals adopt aspects of the models.
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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Improve Your Policymaking Skills with AcademyHealth

AcademyHealth is looking for applicants for its Population Health Scholarship program Jan. 30-31 in Washington, DC. This “policy bootcamp” convenes around the 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference and will cover topics such as defining policy issues, communicating with policy makers, and building connections at the national and state level.  The application deadline is Oct. 28.

Deadlines Approach for Two Efforts to Fund Healthy Communities 

Two grants meant to support communities that put a priority on health have the same deadline of November 3.

Apply for New Award That Honors Innovative Health Training

The Bipartisan Policy Center, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and American College of Sports Medicine want to celebrate health care professionals who provide especially effective advice on nutrition and exercise. They’re introducing the Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education, open to schools and programs. Deadline: November 11.


Meetings and Webinars

Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted. Follow links for details about fees and registration. 


Making the Case for Expanding and Enhancing Registered Nurses’ Roles in Primary Care (webinar)

The Macy Foundation, October 26, 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

A Chat About Nursing Curriculum and a Culture of Health

The Center to Champion Nursing in America, October 27, 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

Open Enrollment: Affordable Care Act (teleconference)
Health Resources and Services Administration, October 27, 4:30 p.m. ET

Race and Language in Healthcare: The Impact on Quality of Care (webinar)

The Tennessee Action Coalition, November 8, 4 – 5 p.m. ET.

Fostering Innovation, Sustaining Transformation: the Future of Nurse-Led Care

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (co-lead of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition) national conference in Philadelphia. November 9-11.

Families Caring for An Aging America: The Current Landscape and Opportunities for the Future

AARP Solutions Forum. Washington D.C.  December 1, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.

Teaching Health Policy in Graduate Nursing Education 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative conference. Coronado, Calif. January 17.

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