Campaign for Action Update: November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017

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Former AARP Chief Earns Caring Award 

Former AARP CEO Bill Novelli has earned the Passion for Caring Award from Capital Caring, the mid-Atlantic region’s largest nonprofit hospice provider, whose mission includes education and advocacy on advanced illness care. Congratulations and thanks to Novelli, who also serves on the Campaign‘s Strategic Advisory Committee, for his leadership in these efforts.

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Campaign News and Features

Campaign Video Highlights Successes

This just out: Partnering for Better Health, a new video from the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action that documents just some of the Campaign‘s accomplishments: laws that improve consumer access to care, transformed education, and more nurses in leadership positions–all of which is leading to healthier communities. The video gives an overview of the Campaign for new audiences as well as current supporters.

Watch the video.

Expert Assesses 2017 HRSA Report on Nurse Supply, Demand

“Projecting the supply of nurses is not for the faint-hearted,” says nurse economist Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, in an interview by Charting Nursing’s Future . Buerhaus, who studies that issue, delves into details of a recent report from the Health Resources and Services Administration about the nation’s need for nurses.

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Charts Measure Diversity in State RN Graduates, Population

A new Campaign resource allows you to compare your state’s nursing diversity with that of the state as a whole. Find out the change in the racial and ethnic composition of your state’s RN graduates of pre-licensure nursing education programs, and the general population, between 2011 and 2015.


Research Scientist: “This Is What I Want to Do”  

In a profile, Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (COACH) Leanne Lefler, PhD, ACNS-BC, APRN, explains the epiphany she had in graduate school that led her to where she is today: working toward health and wellness in older adults with cardiovascular disease.

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Nurses Star in How-to Videos for At-Home Care

For National Family Caregivers Month, the Home Alone Alliance continues its how-to videos for people headed home from the hospital. In the short taped segments useful for all, nurses walk family caregivers through steps to address common health concerns and wound care.

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Podcast Examines California’s Failed Legislation

The popular Freakonomics Radio, known for making the complicated easier to understand, recently took on nursing. “Nurses to the Rescue” is an hourlong podcast that “goes to the heart of the American health system,” says the producer (whose relatives include several nurses). Interviews include California legislators saying why laws that would improve consumers’ access to care haven’t passed.

Listen, or read the transcript.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

RWJF Seeks Solutions for Social Isolation 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for ideas that address social isolation and promote healthy social connections. This call for proposals is open to organizations from all fields to surface solutions that can be adapted in the United States. Deadline: December 21 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Recruit, Train Students for Community-Based Primary Care

The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting proposals from schools of nursing and health care facilities for a training program for nursing students and registered nurses to practice in community-based primary care teams with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control. The program aims to train nurses to address pressing national public health issues. Deadline: January 29.

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Apply To Be Part of the Eighth Class of Macy Faculty Scholars

Promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing are invited to apply for the Macy Foundation’s Faculty Scholars program. Scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities that prepare them for leadership roles. Informational webinar: December 14. Deadline: February 14, 2018.

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.

The CDC HI-5 Initiative: The Intervention and Application of Health Impact in Five Years

Health Resources & Services Administration. December 8, 2-3:30 ET.

(Rescheduled) Native American Nurses leading a Culture of Health (webinar)
Center to Champion  Nursing in America. January 18, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. January 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.

Read notes from the previous calls.

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