Campaign for Action Update: July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

Academy of Nursing Announces 2017 Fellows

Every year the American Academy of Nursing names as fellows a number of clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators, and executives who have made significant contributions to nursing and health care. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates the 173 selected as the 2017 fellows, including the men and women below:

  • Terrah Foster Akard, PhD, RN, CPNP
  • Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC
  • Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF
  • Anna Song Beeber, PhD, RN
  • Amy Berman, BSN, RN
  • Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
  • Susan Breitenstein, PhD, RN
  • Abraham Aizer Brody, PhD, RN
  • Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, NP, RN
  • Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, PMHNP, RN
  • Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP
  • Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, RN, BC, NEA-BC
  • Nancy Kaufman, MS, RN
  • Ying Mai Kung , DNP, MPH, MN, ARNP, FNP-BC, AACNFPF
  • Donna Lake , PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • Patricia Noga, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
  • Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, BC
  • Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN
  • Eric Williams, DNP, RN, CNE

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Campaign News and Features

Campaign COACHes Available to Support Action Coalitions 

Does your Action Coalition have an event or meeting coming up? Are you interested in bringing in new partners and supporters, such as local businesses, community groups, or health care organizations? If so, consider asking a Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (COACH) to help. COACHes have received public speaking, networking, fundraising, and advocacy training, and are located throughout the country. Contact us to request a COACH.

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“Vote and participate”: Meet Monica McLemore 

“I decided at 8 years old after so many wonderful interactions with nurses that I would become a nurse when I grew up” says Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, in the fifth in a series of profiles of nurse leaders on the Campaign blog. McLemore also discusses two of her proudest accomplishments and removing barriers between clinical practice and research in nursing.

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Missouri, Arkansas Come Together to Provide Board Training

On June 15, the Missouri and Arkansas Centers for Nursing and Action Coalitions teamed up to host a training aimed at helping nurses get on governing boards and committees.

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Nursing Journeys: Spotlight on Nebraska 

Victoria Vinton, RN, MSN, discusses her career path and reflects on lessons learned in this first of a new series featuring Action Coalition leaders.

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Academia, Industry, Organizations Can Strengthen Diversity

The president of the National Black Nurses Association was the key presenter on a Campaign for Action webinar on June 26 on mentoring minority nurses and student nurses.

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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.


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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.


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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.

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

Untangling the Web Between White Women and Women of Color (webinar)

Cook Ross, Inc. July 18, 12:30-2 p.m. ET

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: More Evidence Scope of Practice

Center to Champion Nursing in America. August 2, 3-4 p.m. ET.

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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