Campaign for Action Update: January 24, 2017


January 24, 2017

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Thanks to Those Who Deliver Safe Anesthesia Care 

This week, says the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, is National CRNA Week, a time to celebrate the more than 50,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists. Thank you, CRNAs, for safely seeing Americans through some 43 million anesthetics each year.

Campaign News and Features
New Culture of Health PowerPoint Now Available

The Campaign for Action has posted a PowerPoint presentation that Action Coalitions can use to tell others about nursing’s role in building a Culture of Health. The slide deck is appropriate for all audiences, nurses and non-nurses alike, and can be tailored to reflect local efforts and your work.
Nurses 25 to 45: What Has the Future of Nursing Report Meant to You?

The author of What Would Florence Do? A Guide for New Nurse Managers is asking nurses 25 to 45 to participate in the “Nightingale’s Vision and the IOM Recommendations” survey, which asks about the impact of the Future of Nursing report.

 Nurse a “Shining Example” of Tennessee Action Coalition’s Leadership Program

Chisa Huffman, a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Nursing’s master’s program, was profiled by the school recently for her leadership and dedication to nursing. Huffman’s unusual path to success in nursing matches her unusual drive.

Workforce Data Webinars: Making the Case

Last May’s meeting about nursing workforce data led to a number of actions, including a three-part webinar series in January, February, and March co-sponsored by the Montana State University Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, The Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center, and The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The next one is February 22. Learn more and sign up for the webinar series, “Making the Case for State-Level Nursing Data Collection.”

 Nurses Can Offer Lessons, Nursing Professor Tells New Congress 

Speaking as part of the country’s most trusted profession, Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAAN, of Yale University, noted in an opinion piece what Congress could learn from nurses.
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

 New – RWJF Policies for Action Program to Fund Researchers 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers funding to researchers whose efforts can lead to policies that improve community health. Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health is open to those in health care, mental and behavioral health, public health, and in areas that have strong influence on well-being and equity. Brief proposal deadline: March 10.

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. Deadline: February 6.

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 contributes 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.

Four RWJF Leadership Programs Seek a Range of Applicants

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s four leadership programs are accepting applications for 2017. The Culture of Health Leaders, Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs are designed to extend the influence of those building a Culture of Health. Deadlines vary, from February 15 to March 29.

 Meetings and Webinars

Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted. Follow links for details about fees and registration.
Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. February 8, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET.

Measuring Diversity and Its Role in Creating More Equitable Communities (webinar)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. February 15, 3–4 p.m. ET

How to Engage with State and Local Policymakers (webinar)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. February 16, 1 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Cross-Cultural Leadership to Promote a Culture of Health (webinar)

Tennessee Action Coalition. February 16, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

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