Campaign for Action Update: September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

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


Celebrate Clinical Nurse Specialists This Week

National CNS Recognition Week, September 1-7, is a time to honor clinical nurse specialists and raise awareness of what these expert clinicians do. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends a thank you to all CNSs.

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Campaign News and Features

Four Ways to Help Those Affected by Texas Flooding

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action reports on four ways nurses and others can help: volunteer, donate, be prepared, and be patient.
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Nursing Journal Publishes Stories From 12 Action Coalitions

Nursing Education Perspectives this month gives voice to 12 Action Coalitions reporting their progress on education since the Institute of Medicine released its report on the future of nursing.

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Campaign Allies Recognized as Top Influencers in Health Care 

Modern Healthcare is out with its tally of the 100 most influential people in health care today, and the Campaign is proud and grateful to note that 10 of them are on two key Campaign committees.

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Public Health Nurse Leaders Program Looks Back at Two Years

Two years ago, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation chose 25 public health nurses from 22 states for a leadership development initiative. The Public Health Nurse Leaders program culminates this week at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where the nurses will review the progress and projects they created with their Action Coalitions.


Nursing Education Calls Start Up This Month

Last fall, the Campaign began monthly teleconference calls between educators and nurses talking about ways to integrate Culture of Health concepts into nursing education. After a summer break, the calls will start again September 27. Have ideas for new areas to be explored? 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.

Near D.C.? Lend a Hand to Pack Meals 

Those near the National Mall September 10 or 11 are invited to spend at least 90 minutes helping AARP Foundation meet its Meal Pack Challenge. Part of the foundation’s annual day of service, the goal is to pack 1.5 million meals to provide to hungry and food-insecure older adults served by local food banks.


ANA Seeks Comment on Gender Diversity Draft 

The American Nurses Association wants public comment on its proposed position statement Nursing Advocacy for Gender Diverse Populations. ANA is “committed to the elimination of health disparities and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression within health care settings,” and invites the public’s comments on its draft. Deadline: September 15 at 5 p.m. ET.

Read the statement.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

– 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.

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Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for Future of Nursing Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders committed to long-term careers, the better to create a Culture of Health. Schools of nursing with research-focused PhD programs are invited to apply. Deadline: September 14 at 3 p.m. ET.



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.

Men in Nursing and Family Caregivers (webinar)

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

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

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