Campaign for Action Update: January 10, 2017


Campaign News and Features

Consumers in Michigan, Ohio Gain Greater Access to Care

People who live in Michigan and Ohio will have more options for finding healthcare in 2017 now that both states have modernized practice laws for advanced practice registered nurses. In Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday signed a bill that will allow APRNs to prescribe most prescription drugs; make calls and go on rounds; and refer patients to a speech-language pathologist and physical therapist. In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich on January 4 signed a bill that brings Ohio into closer alignment with the APRN Consensus Model. That means APRNs in Ohio now must be licensed, not just certified, among other provisions.

Comment on the VA’s Decision about Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists 

On December 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ruled that three of the four types of advanced practice registered nurses would be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training. The VA is accepting comments regarding the full practice authority of certified registered nurse anesthetists, who were originally excluded from the initial ruling, through Friday, January 13.

Future of Nursing:  Leading Change, Advancing Health Tops the Chart in 2016

Since its release in 2010, the Future of Nursing:  Leading Change, Advancing Health has been topping the charts, and continued to do so last year. In 2016, it was the most read report to come out of the National Academies of Nursing’s Health and Medicine Division.

New Reports on Health Equity, Social Risk Factors in Medicare

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Medicine is releasing two new reports this week. One released today is on social risk factors in Medicare payment programs, and the second to be released Wednesday is on promoting health equity in the United States. You can register for the webcast for tomorrow’s release.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – Develop Interprofessional Problem-based Case Studies in Public Health

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are looking for schools of public health and clinical health to apply for funding to develop case studies to strengthen students’ understanding of population health concepts and principles through exploration and analysis of three CDC and HHS initiatives. Deadline: January 20.

New – Four Leadership Development Programs Now Accepting Applications for 2017  
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders, Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs are now applications for the 2017 cohorts. The leadership programs are designed extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health. The deadline for  the Culture of Health Leaders program is February 15.

Kresge Initiative Trains Public Health Leaders in Teams of Two

Emerging Leaders in Public Health
, Kresge Foundation’s leadership initiative, is designed to equip local public health officers with the knowledge to lead in a changing health care environment. Designed to develop leaders in pairs, the next 18-month program starts in April 2017. Applications are accepted January 4 through February 6, and a January 18 webinar offers more details, but you can get started now with the statement of interest.

Action Coalitions! Nursing Journal Wants Your Stories

Nursing Education Perspectives will devote a whole issue to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and  invites Action Coalitions to write about how they are implementing recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Deadline: January 15.

Scholars at All Levels Encouraged to Apply for Nursing Education Grants
The National League for Nursing provides three to five grants a year for research that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. One theme this year for its Education Research Grants Program is partnerships as a strategic approach to improve patient-centered outcomes. Deadline: February 9.

Meetings and Webinars

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

Promoting a Culture of Health: Examples From the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (webinar)

The Center to Champion Nursing in America. January 11, 4–5 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.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

The Center to Champion Nursing in America. January 18, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET.

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