Campaign for Action Update: September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017

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


Nichols Honored as International Distinguished Leader

The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools has chosen Barbara Nichols, MS, RN, FAAN, to receive its 2017 International Distinguished Leadership Award. The co-leader of the Wisconsin Action Coalition was cited for “her longstanding passion and dedication to the greater nursing and health care community.”

Read more.

Campaign News and Features

New Jersey Partners Together Keep Kids Safe 

For the past five years Gina Miranda-Diaz, DNP, MPH, and the West New York Health Department, which she directs, have celebrated Safe Kids Day by distributing bike helmets and more. Miranda-Diaz, a Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (COACH) and Breakthrough Leader in Nursing, coordinates the event with community partners as part of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Read more.

2017 RWJF Culture of Health Communities Announced

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced the eight communities selected to receive the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. In California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Wisconsin, and Virginia, these communities are considering health in all decisions and engaging residents in their efforts to build a Culture of Health. The Campaign salutes these communities as they guide the way in helping all live healthier lives.

Learn more about their inspiring stories and how to apply for the 2018 prize.

Multistate Licenses Coming; Videos Explain The New Compact

Coming January 2018: the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), allowing nurses mobility across state lines. Now the National Council of State Boards of Nursing has produced videos to explain the benefits and requirements and what the updated compact means for you.

View the videos.

Ease Restrictions on Nurses to Improve Care, Writes Dean 

Modernize outdated regulations at both state and federal levels, writes the dean of the School of Health Professions at New York Institute of Technology in an opinion piece about the possible nursing shortage. Bonus: This post includes information on how the Campaign helps in the effort to update laws.

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Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

*New* Call Issued for Proposals on Ways to Build Respect

How does one build trust and respect to best meet the health needs of vulnerable populations? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to fund empirical research studies carried out by practitioners, nonprofits, researchers and others to find answers. Deadline for the “Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care 2017” call for proposals: October 13 at 3 p.m. ET.

Learn more.

*New* RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program Accepting Applications

Midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists are encouraged to apply for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program, a yearlong learning experience in Washington, D.C. that seeks to build and maintain strong and diverse leadership and a workforce skilled in health policy. Deadline: November 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

Learn more.

Communities Committed to Health: Culture of Health Prize

Communities in which local leaders and neighbors together are transforming their town, city, village, or region should consider applying for the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Deadline: November 3 at 3 p.m. ET.  Learn more at a September 20 webinar (and read about the 2017 winners in the shout-out section above).

Read and apply.

Nurses’ Health Study 3 Seeks Volunteers

The Nurses’ Health Studies, the largest, longest-running investigations of women’s health, has since 1976 relied on nurse participants to study a number of health factors. The third such study seeks 100,000 nurses or nurse students, ages 19 to 52, to participate in a web-based study of health issues related to lifestyle, fertility/pregnancy, environment, and nursing exposures.


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. September 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.
Read notes from the previous calls.

Men in Nursing and Family Caregivers (webinar)
Center to Champion Nursing in America. October 4, 2-3 p.m. ET.


“Transforming Health, Driving Policy” 

American Academy of Nursing. October 5-7, Washington, D.C.

Michigan Nursing Summit
Michigan Center for Nursing. October 11-13, Thompsonville, Mich.

“Transforming Practice, Providing Value
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Nursing.  October 23-25, Baltimore.

Better Together: Nurses Engaging in Interprofessional Team Collaboration and Leadership
Nebraska Action Coalition. November 3, Omaha, Neb.

Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit
Massachusetts Action Coalition. November 3, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Devens, Mass.

“Advancing Quality and Safety in Healthcare

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

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