Campaign for Action Update: October 3, 2017

October 3 2017

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


Hat Tip to Nebraska Public Health Nurse Leader 

For her leadership project, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Nurse Leader Kathy Karsting, MPH, RN, of Nebraska, examined the emerging role of the community health worker. The Nebraska Action Coalition is proud of the study and her presentation to the Public Health Association of Nebraska on September 21 showing these nurses as champions and policy leaders. Great job, Kathy!

Read the report.

Campaign News and Features

Kirch of AAMN to Co-Chair Campaign Strategic Advisory Committee 

The Campaign‘s Strategic Advisory Committee (StAC) is pleased to announced that Darrell Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges and longtime member of StAC, will become co-chair. Kirch will share duties with Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN. Kirch replaces Matt Longjohn, MD, who has been an asset during his tenure and steps down to begin a run for Congress.

Campaign Hits 100,000 on Facebook

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has reached a new milestone, expanding our audience on Facebook to 100,000 fans. If you’re among those thousands, thank you for helping us spread the word about better health through nursing. If you’re not, please join us on social media: like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news about our work.

As Program Ends, Public Health Nurses Honor Successes 

In early September, the RWJF Public Health Nurse Leaders gathered to review and celebrate progress in health as the two-year leadership program ended. The wisdom, fearlessness, and passion of fellow participants were inspiring, writes public health nurse leader Patti Scott, DNP, RN, PNP, who also co-leads the Tennessee Action Coalition.
Read more.

Nurses, As Intermediaries, Are Improving Community Health 

A Brookings Institution study shows how and why nurses are the key element in promoting better health in their towns. The piece reviews ways in which nurses bridge the gap–and can do so even more–between health facilities and community institutions.

Read more.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

*New* Nursing Schools Can Apply for Faculty Loan Program

A funding program run by the Health Resources and Services Administration provides funds to schools of nursing that allow them to offer loans to students committed to becoming nurse faculty. The goal: to increase the number of qualified nurse faculty. Applications are due by November 28. See “meetings and webinars” for more information.


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.

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.

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.

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.

“Transforming Health, Driving Policy” 

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

Nurse Faculty Loan Program Funding/Technical Assistance (webinar)

Health Resources and Services Administration. October 25, 2-3:30 p.m. ET. Phone: 888-324-8567. Passcode: 2175999

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

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. November 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.
Read notes from the previous calls.

“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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