Campaign for Action Update: May 30, 2017

 May 30, 2017

Congratulations, Graduates!
The season of mortarboards is upon us: To all those who have just earned a nursing degree, whether you’re getting started or are at the post-grad level, congratulations from the Campaign for Action.  You know who else is savoring your success? Your mentor. Congratulate him or her too, and consider the help you can now give others. As one nurse told the Campaign: “Give the gift of mentorship to yourself and others.”

Read what a few nurses think of mentoring.

Campaign News and Features

Nurse-Led Models Help Build a Culture of Health

The three nurse-led programs and their holistic approaches work, but RAND researchers wanted to know why. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded examination of these programs, which take into account the overall health of the community, is meant to show ways other health care providers can also contribute to a Culture of Health.

Read more. Honors Recognition Programs, and a Campaign Nurse

Sometimes their actions make headlines; often they are heroes to those they help; but often their excellence goes unheralded. That’s why
highlighted two organizations that formally recognize nurses for outstanding work–the DAISY Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–and paid homage to one of the Campaign ‘s Breakthrough Leaders, Diana Ruiz, DNP, RN, APHN-BC.

Read more.

“Would Love More Nurses on Boards”: Meet Maria LoGrippo

Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, MSN, RN, is the third nurse leader interviewed for a Campaign series about why they became nurses, where the path has led them so far, and their wishes for the field.

Read more.

Nurses Who Helped the Most Knew What Mattered to Him, and Family 

Like most nurses, Sue Hassmiller, Campaign director and RWJF senior adviser for nursing, can ably handle others’ injuries and illnesses–but it’s different when it’s your loved one surrounded by beeping monitors. So writes Hassmiller on the Culture of Health blog, in explaining her fuller appreciation of nursing and a Culture of Health after her husband’s death last fall.

Read more.

Connecticut Offers Four-Part Course on Population Health

The Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition has launched a free, online course on population health, for nurses, nursing students, and other health care providers. The course, developed with the Connecticut League for Nursing using funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Program (SIP) program, can help Action Coalitions integrate Culture of Health concepts into their initiatives.

Find out more about the course.

Nursing Education Calls to Start Again in September 

The Campaign’ s monthly teleconference calls linking nursing education and Culture of Health concepts are on hold till the fall. Until the next call, September 27, Action Coalitions and others are invited to suggest topics to discuss during this learning collaborative. Email Lynn Mertz at [email protected].

Read  notes from the previous calls.

Up Next: Campaign to Visit Wisconsin and Idaho

In June, the Campaign will hold its final two regional meetings, dubbed “Building on the Campaign for Action Pillars to Create a Healthier America.” Action Coalitions that did not attend the New Mexico workshop in April will gather either in Madison, Wisconsin, June 14-15; or Boise, Idaho, June 28-29.

Learn more about the meeting.

Meetings and Webinars

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

Campaign Prep 2 – Building the Plane While Flying It (webinar)
Campbell & Company. May 31, 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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