Campaign for Action Update: June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Send shout-outs, story ideas, and webinar information
to Aidan McCallion at [email protected].


Nevada Action Coalition Member Chairs AANP Conference 

Susan VanBeuge DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, of the Nevada Action Coalition, was honored by being named chair of the annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, held last week in Philadelphia. Good work, Susan.

Campaign News and Features

Workforce Center Kudos, Continued

We accidentally omitted two names in last week’s shout-out to those presenting at the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ conference. Among those helping better track America’s nursing workforce who also work with Action Coalitions were Illinois’ Linda Roberts and Iowa’s Lauren Hudson. That makes a total of 13 states with Action Coalitions presenting at the meeting. (See presentations from the sessions as they are posted.)


Survey: Having a Bit More Say Would Help a Lot

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News publishes a surprising finding from a survey of nurses. It’s all about how much control nurses have over their own schedules.


Read more.

APIN’s Work Lives on: See Its New Website

The Academic Progression in Nursing program has done much to see that more nurses have attained higher education. Now APIN has a new website to lay it all out, including its work toward meeting the Institute of Medicine goals in education; resources; findings; and more.


View the website.


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, PhD, senior strategic policy adviser at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, at  [email protected].


Read notes from the previous calls.

Thank You, Wisconsin. Up Next, Idaho

Two weeks ago, in Madison, Wisconsin, the Campaign held the second of three meetings tying together Institute of Medicine recommendations and the Culture of Health. The final “Building on the Campaign for Action Pillars to Create a Healthier America” will welcome Action Coalitions that weren’t at the New Mexico or Wisconsin workshops.


Learn more about the meeting.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New –
Leaders for Health Equity Fellowships Accepting Applications

The George Washington University continues its Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship program, aimed at early and midcareer professionals in various industries who are or want to be leaders in addressing inequities in health care. Deadline: July 15.


Learn more.
RWJF Asks Schools to Describe Culture of Health Efforts
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is asking universities, colleges, and other higher education networks to let it know about successful or promising efforts to build a Culture of Health on campus or in the community. Responses to RWJF’s request for information will help others replicate ideas that show potential. Deadline: June 28, 3 p.m. ET.

Learn more.

Federal Grants Offered to Reduce Health Disparities

The Office of Minority Health, part of Health and Human Services, offers grants of $300,000 to $350,000  as part of its Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. Grants will go to programs that improve the health of minority and disadvantaged communities affected by the opioid epidemic, childhood or adolescent obesity, or mental illness. Deadline: August 1, 5 p.m. ET.

Learn more.


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

Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative 3rd Annual Conference

Convenient Care Association. July 20-22, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.


Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. September 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.

2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference 
American Academy of Nursing. October 5-7, Washington D.C.

OADN 2017 Convention: “Advancing Quality and Safety in Healthcare”

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. November 17-19, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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