Campaign for Action Update: January 23, 2018

Campaign Update

January 23, 2018

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Campaign News and Features


Campaign Leaders Set Goals and Offer Support for 2018

Resolutions and funding opportunities are part of the New Year’s letter to Action Coalitions and Campaign supporters from Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN. They also celebrate anew the Campaign vision, which begins: Everyone in America can live a healthier life…

Read the letter. 

Campaign Advisory Committee Co-Chair to Leave AAMC

The president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, is also co-chair of the Campaign‘s Strategic Advisory Committee. The AAMC recently announced that Kirch will leave that leadership post in 2019. Kirch tells the Campaign he remains committed to the work of the Campaign, and will continue in the role he has held since last fall.

Read more from the AAMC

Join Us in 2018 for the Nursing Education Learning Collaborative

How are nursing schools educating students about issues like population health, community-based care, and the variables that affect people’s health? In short, how is nursing education incorporating a Culture of Health perspective? That Campaign-hosted conversation among academicians and those in practice resumes next week and occurs every other month. Read up on previous teleconferences and join us Wednesday, January 31, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

Pennsylvania Co-Leader Encourages Passage of House Bill

A bipartisan bill winding its way through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would expand all Pennsylvanians’ access to high-quality health care, especially those in rural areas. Pennsylvania Action Coalition co-lead Cheryl L. Fattibene, MSN, MPH, CRNP, pens a piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on why the bill should be passed. 

Read the opinion piece.

In Position Statement, AAN Calls for Full Practice Authority 

The American Academy of Nursing reiterates in a new position statement that “full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses is necessary to transform primary care.” The statement, which was published in Nursing Outlook and cites the Institute of Medicine report, calls for provider-neutral language and ways to increase the public’s understanding of APRNs’ roles and duties.

Read more.

Medscape Finds Out What Is on the Horizon for Nurses in 2018

Medscape has published a list of developing trends that nurses need to pay attention to in 2018. Experts contributing insights include Campaign director Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Antonia Villarruel, PhD, FAAN, co-chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee, and other Campaign advisers. Big changes are seen in nursing leadership, mentorship, innovation, and education. Viewing the article is free, but sign-in is required.

Read the article

How to Make the Ask: Pro Tells How to Raise Funds 

The main reason people don’t donate money: they haven’t been asked. But, notes Sarah Anderson of Campbell & Company, asking can be hard. The expert from this national consulting firm that works with the Campaign gives sage guidance and advice in a post on the Campaign blog. 

Read more

Are You Prepared for a Disaster? 

Disasters can strike anywhere at any time. In a two-part series, Charting Nursing’s Future shares tips on what nurses can do to prepare before a disaster hits — both at work and at home, so you can get to work at crisis time. A Texas hospital shares lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey. Read the stories below: 

Hurricane-Battered Hospital Offers Lessons in Disaster Preparedness 

The Next Disaster: Are you Ready? 

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – Leadership for Better Health: Step Up for One of Four Programs 

What kind of leader are you? To find out, apply for one of four Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership programs: The Culture of Health Leaders, Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs are designed to extend the impact of leaders building a Culture of Health. Deadlines range from February 21 to March 14.


AACN, CDC Team for Public Health Fellowships

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing offers two 2018 fellowships in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One is focused on clinical fall prevention, and located in Atlanta; the other is on occupational safety and health and will be in Pittsburgh. Deadline: February 2. 

Learn 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. 

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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. Deadline: February 14. 

Learn more

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. January 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. E

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