Campaign for Action Update: March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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


AANP Names 2018 Nurse Practitioner Fellows

Congratulations to the 64 nurse practitioners soon to become American Association of Nurse Practitioners fellows. A special Campaign shout-out to Danielle Pendergrass, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, a Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health,  or COACH, and others who work with the Campaign to make care more accessible: Taynin (Tay) Kopanos, DNP, NP; Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC; Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC; Kathleen Rhodes, DNP, NPC; Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNPC, FNP; Laura Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, and Linda Watkins, DNP, APRN, FNPC.

View the full list.

Campaign News and Features

Nurses Survey Returns: Be Sure to Be Counted

The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses is back after a 10-year hiatus, and the data collected will help “ensure an adequate supply of registered nurses locally and nationally,” says George Zangaro, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Some 100,000 registered nurses will receive the questionnaire this month. Be sure to respond!

Read more.

2018 “Roadmap” Ranks Health of U.S., County by County

Learn how your county has progressed on education, housing, food security, and other health fronts in the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This year’s report compares the nature of differences in opportunity and health, and even suggests ways to act on the findings.

How does your county rank??

In AONE Interview, Montana Co-Leader, Hassmiller Review Progress

If anyone knows what has changed in nursing since The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report came out, it’s Campaign director Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN. Hassmiller talks about progress in recent years with Montana Action Coalition co-leader Casey Blumenthal, DNP, MHSA, RN, CAE, in an interview in the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ Voice of Nursing Leadership. 

Read the interview.

?Nursing Journeys: She Wanted to Become a Rancher

The dean of the University of Wyoming’s school of nursing thought she wanted to be a rancher—but was ultimately drawn to nursing by the science of health, including anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. In an interview on the Campaign blog, Mary Burman, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, co-lead of the Wyoming Action Coalition, encourages the next generation of nurses to become engaged in policy.

Read more.

Campaign Develops Innovations Fund Frequent Asked Questions

Action Coalitions have asked a lot of good questions about the recently introduced Innovations Fund. In response, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has compiled answers to these frequently asked questions about the awards of $25,000 to go to each of 10 Action Coalitions.
Read the FAQs.Did you miss the February 23 information webinar about the Innovations Fund? Watch the webinar recording.

Maryland Seeks Nurses for Its Leadership Development Program

Since its founding in 2015, the Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland has sought to improve health and health care systems by building nursing leadership capacity across the state, with a focus on nursing faculty and clinicians. If you are a registered nurse in Maryland, become a part of the leadership movement by applying to the development program.

Learn more.

Online Course Teaches About Senior Hunger, and Solutions

Food insecurity is a serious health problem, one you can learn more about through a free one-hour course from the Food Research & Action Center and AARP Foundation. “Screen & Intervene: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Older Adults” helps health care and community-based providers, including nurses, understand better the extent of senior hunger, and the solutions that work.


Spring Into Leadership, Urges Nurses on Boards Coalition

The Nurses on Boards Coalition’s Spring Into Leadership campaign is in full swing:  Learn more at the Nurses on Boards Coalition website.

Website Points Way to Healthy, Equitable Community Food Systems

“Delivering Community Benefit: Healthy Food Playbook” is a new website designed to inspire health professionals and community partners in developing community health interventions that promote access to healthy food and healthier food environments. The Health Care Without Harm project produced the resource, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

View the website.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Action Coalitions Invited to Apply for Innovations Fund

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action will provide $25,000 to each of 10 Action Coalitions committed to advancing at least one recommendation from the Future of Nursing report while connecting the work to RWJF’s Culture of Health framework. The goal of the Innovations Fund: to spur replicable strategies that sustain Action Coalition work. Applications due April 6, at 10 p.m. ET.

Read 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
Center to Champion Nursing in America. March 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET. Save to calendar. (teleconference)
2018 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards
Florida Blue Foundation. May 3-4, Kissimmee, Fla.
2018 Maryland Action Coalition Retreat & Leadership Summit
Maryland Action Coalition. May 21, Baltimore.
Missouri’s Eight Annual Summit
Missouri Center for Nursing and the Missouri Action Coalition. May 31-June 1. Columbia, Mo.
Creating a Vision for Indigenous Nursing
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association. June 8-9, St. Catherine University, St Paul, Minn.
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