Campaign for Action News: March 21, 2017



2017 Nurse Practitioner Fellows Named

Congratulations to the new American Association of Nurse Practitioners fellows just announced and especially to those who have worked with the Campaign and who support the Action Coalitions in their states:  Robin Arends, CNP, Toni Dichiacchio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN, Lynne Dunphy, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, Susanne Phillips, DNP, FNP-BC, and Cheryl Rising, FNP.

Read the AANP announcement.

Campaign News and Features

Modern Healthcare Names Top Women in Health Care

Modern Healthcare is out with its annual list of leading women in health care, and six of the 25 have ties to the Campaign–leadership roles, in fact. One serves on the Campaign’s Strategic Advisory Committee, two on the Champion Nursing Council, and three on the Champion Nursing Coalition.

Read more.

Trustee Is All About Getting Nurses on Boards

There’s a correlation between the number of nurse trustees at hospitals and better performance in quality and safety, writes Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN. The chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America and senior vice president and director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute penned the March cover story for Trustee magazine.

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Two Nurses Assess Changes Coming to America’s Health Care

The American Journal of Nursing sought Susan Reinhard’s policy point of view when it comes to changes on the horizon in health care. Speaking about the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and more in the same interview was American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN.

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Public Health Nurses Honor Hassmiller With Legacy Award
The Association of Public Health Nurses bestows its 2017 Legacy Award on Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action director Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN. APHN notes the award honors Hassmiller’s lifelong work as a public health nurse.

What’s the Latest on Laws? Read Charting Nursing’s Future 

The latest Charting Nursing’s Future takes a look at three recent gains–South Dakota, Ohio, and Michigan now let nurse practitioners provide more care to residents–and also goes more deeply into what’s happening in all states. The issue gives history and context, links to reports, and busts a few myths.


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Action Coalitions Invited to Culture of Health Meetings

The Campaign will host three meetings this year dubbed “Building on the Campaign for Action to Create a Healthier America.” Action Coalitions have been notified as to which they’re invited to: Albuquerque, April 19-20; Madison, Wisconsin, June 14-15; or Boise, Idaho, June 28-29.

Learn more about the meetings.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
New – Aetna Fdn. to Support Communities’ Efforts to Be Healthy 

The built environment and community safety are two categories that affect well-being that are part of the Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program. Aetna Fdn. invites nonprofits that focus on underserved populations to apply. The three other categories: environmental exposures, healthy behaviors, or social-economic factors. Deadline: April 14 at 3 p.m. ET.

Read more.

New – Early, Mid-Career Researchers Sought for Grants

Career development for researchers in many disciplines, and ultimately, better research, are the goals of the New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming. Researchers from underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds are invited to apply. Deadline: Mary 16.

Learn more.
Collaboration That Improves Kids’ Environments Encouraged
Raising Places: Building Child-Centered Communities invites groups from all walks of life to work together to make their community a place where families can flourish.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program intends to plant the seeds for long-term, sustainable change. Deadline: March 31. 

Learn more about the program

HRSA Offers Loan Repayment in Exchange for Service
The Health Resources & Services Administration offers three loan repayment programs that can help nurses who make a commitment to service in various areas pay off unpaid education debt. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program and the NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program deadlines are April 6.

Apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.
Apply for the NHSC Zika Loan Repayment Program.

American Nurses Foundation Opens 2017 Research Grants
The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) invites beginning and experienced nurse researchers to apply for its Nursing Research Grants program. As ever, ANF provides funds to studies that advance nursing science and patient care. New this year: a grant to support clinically based research. Deadline: May 1.

Apply for the Nursing Research Grants.

Meetings and Webinars

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

Changing the System for Complex Patients: Nursing Innovation in Action (webinar)
Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP Public Policy Institute, and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. March 28, 11 a.m.-noon ET.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)
Center to Champion Nursing in America. April 8, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET.

Building a Community Collaborative: Evidence-Based Interventions that Bring Together Healthcare Providers, Community-Based Organizations, and the Criminal Justice System (webinar)
Health Management Associates. April 12, 1-2 p.m. ET.

2017 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Conference
Colorado Center for Nursing. June 7-9 in Denver.

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