Campaign for Action Update: April 4, 2017

Campaign Update
April 4, 2017

Campaign Salutes Departing RWJF CEO Lavizzo-Mourey 

“Your legacy must continue” and “much gratitude” are among the tributes to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, posted beneath her final annual message as president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her note, “Seven Lessons I’ve Learned About Improving Health in America,” includes a section called “Building a Healthier Nation Through Nursing.”

Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania for welcoming Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey as the 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge professor.

Read the annual message.

Campaign News and Features

Nurse Q&A Series Begins With Walton

AnnMarie Lee Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, answers six questions about her connections to health and the Campaign  in the first of a series of profiles to be published periodically on its blog. Walton tells how her time as an oncology nurse led to become a nurse scientist, and more.

Read more.

Nurse Found One Way to Help “Complex Care” Patients 

Some people show up in emergency rooms at an unusually high rate. Among those trying to understand why is Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN, CNL, recently the subject of a Campaign  post and a webinar. Often such people have social and behavioral needs as well as medical ones, and Hardin helped devise a solution: The Complex Care Map©.

Watch the webinar

Read the post about Hardin.

County Health Rankings & Roadmap 2017 Edition Is Released

The 2017 County Health Rankings & Roadmap  updates residents on how their counties have progressed on education, housing, and food security, and other fronts. The report, from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, lets residents see trends over time and even suggests ways to take action on the findings.

Read more.

Action Coalitions Invited to Culture of Health Meetings

The Campaign will host three meetings this year dubbed “Building on the Campaign for Action Pillars 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.

See You in May

The Campaign Update is traveling to Albuquerque (read about the meeting above) and will be on hiatus until May 2. 
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – Funding Available for Doctoral Student Research, Projects 

Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing offers grants for PhD student research and doctoral nursing student projects that seek to improve patient-centered care and safety. Deadline: April 10.

Find out more.

New  -Two-Year Fellowship Offered for Early-Career Scholars

Nurse doctoral students or post-doctoral fellows shaping nursing policy may apply for the 2017 Jonas Policy Scholar program. The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) initiative is supported by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. Deadline: May 15.

Learn more.

SIREN Call for Studies on Efforts to Address Social Needs 

The Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN) is calling for proposals for innovation grants of up to $150,000. The grants,  funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, will fund rigorous studies of efforts inside the health care system that address patients’ social and economic hardships. Deadline May 15.

Learn more.

HRSA Offers Loan Repayment in Exchange for Service

The Health Resources & Services Administration offers loan repayment programs that can help nurses who make a commitment to service in various areas pay off unpaid education debt. Deadlines: April 6.

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

Find earlier listings on the Campaign website

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. April 5, 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.

Describing a Multicultural Workforce (webinar)
Tennessee Action Coalition. April 18, 3-4 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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