Campaign for Action Update: December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017

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We wish you happy and healthy holidays.


Alfano Named New York Academy of Medicine Fellow

Congratulations to Lucia Alfano, RN, MA, who has joined the ranks of prestigious New York Academy of Medicine Fellows. Alfano, a Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health, or COACH, was elected by her peers from the medical and health professions for this honor. Congratulations Lucia!

News and Features

New Compendium Covers Decade of Change in Nursing Education

Nursing education has seen tremendous change in 10 years, thanks in large part to the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program, the State Implementation Program (SIP), and the Center to Champion Nursing in America, all funded by RWJF. CCNA is also an initiative of AARP Foundation and AARP. A new compendium from the Campaign for Action reports on the collaborations fueling the transformation, as well as strategies to continue the work.

Read more.

All Nurses Are Beautiful; This One Won Contests

Even at 18, Lisa Eichelberger, PhD, RN, had high aspirations: She wanted to teach nursing. That’s why one adviser shooed her out of the diploma program and toward a bachelor’s degree. A profile of Eichelberger on the Campaign blog shows that along the way, the Georgia Action Coalition co-leader squeezed in (and won) beauty pageants.

Read the profile.

Episcopal Health Foundation Funds Focus on Prevention

In Health Affairs , Episcopal Health Foundation’s vice president for impact writes about its Community Centered Health Homes (CCHH) approach, which “not only acknowledges that community conditions outside the clinic walls affect patient outcomes, but also actively participates in improving those conditions.” The Texas-based organization funds 13 clinics in the state.

Read the story.

Schools Chosen for Future of Nursing Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and four other funders will give grants to 31 schools of nursing to support as many as 58 nurses pursuing PhDs. The Future of Nursing Scholars Program provides scholarship financing and guidance, support that helps expand the number of nurses with PhDs. This is the program’s fifth year.

Read which schools were selected

New from Charting Nursing’s Future

Medicare Project Shows That Funding Education Pays Off

Investing Medicare funds in the clinical training of advanced practice registered nurses pays off, says Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN. In an interview, the renowned researcher and University of Pennsylvania professor explains why the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Project is good for America’s health.

Read more

The demonstration project at a glance.

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.

Read more.

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.

Read more.

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.

(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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