Campaign for Action Update: May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018





AANP Announces Quinn as Honorary Fellow


For her outstanding leadership in health policy, the Campaign’s Winifred Quinn, PhD, has been named by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as its 2018 honorary fellow. Among other accomplishments attributed to Quinn, who is director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, is her being “instrumental in framing removing barriers to APRN practice and care as a consumer issue.” Congrats, Win!

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Pittsburgh School of Nursing Thanks Hexem


And the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 2018 Honorary Alumni award goes to…. Sarah Hexem, JD. Hexem, executive director of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, says she is “incredibly honored” to be recognized for her commitment to the nursing profession.


Campaign News and Features


Happy Nurses Week, In Advance


The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action wishes all nurses a Happy Nurses Week, May 6-12. We’ve developed special content for the week, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and please share our content with your networks.


Nurses Support the Health of Kentucky Derby’s Invisible Workers


The University of Louisville School of Nursing set out in 2005 to meet the health needs of the migrant workers that exercise, feed, and shampoo the racehorses at Louisville’s Churchill Downs racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, which will be run on Saturday. The school partnered with a


track-funded non-profit organization to create the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center. Today, the clinic provides a source of comprehensive primary health care for licensed racetrack workers.

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Kentucky Clinic Opens Students’ Eyes

Every semester at the University of Louisville a handful of nursing and nurse practitioner students undertake clinical rotations at the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center, which forces the students to sharpen their diagnostic skills in the absence of high technology equipment. The clinic also offers dental students a one-year residency and gives liberal arts students who are fluent in Spanish an opportunity to contribute their skills as translators.

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Humanitarian Streak Led Her to Nursing—and to Help in Puerto Rico


Inspired first by visions of visiting nurses in TV commercials, Gina Miranda-Diaz, DNP, MPH, APHN-BC, went on to a career in nursing. This Campaign for Action Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health, or COACH, is profiled on the Campaign blog, talking about the aid she provided on 9/11, more recently in Puerto Rico, and throughout her community.

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Nurses Push for Funding for Gun Violence Research


The National Association of School Nurses joined 45 other professional nursing associations to advocate for funding to research gun violence. Citing the damage that school shootings inflict on students, NASN president says of nurses, “From a health standpoint, we’re the first line that catches these trends” of increased anxiety. She believes research, education, and prevention would help.

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credit: Victoria Pickering


Virginia Increases Access to Care for Consumers


Virginia consumers may have more access to care, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Ralph Northam on April 4. The new law creates the potential for nurse practitioners in Virginia with at least five years of full-time clinical experience the opportunity to practice without a formal agreement with a physician.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities


AARP Innovations Lab Sponsoring Nurse Shark Tank


Digital health startups that use artificial intelligence, virtual reality, or other disruptive technologies to help nurses and caregivers empower individuals to live longer lives should jump in the Shark Tank: Northeastern University and AARP Innovation Labs, with support from the American Nurses Association, want to hear your pitch this June. Deadline for written ideas: May 12.

Learn more.


AARP Community Challenge Goes for Local Change


The 2018 AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that can build momentum for long-term improvements including in housing, transportation, and public spaces. No project is too small! Deadline: May 16, 5 p.m. ET.

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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. Deadline: May 29.

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Funding Offered for Evidence Supporting Health as Shared Value


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks proposals for projects that will provide better understanding of—and evidence for—the importance of “making health a shared value,” which is Action Area 1 of the Culture of Health framework. Deadline: June 1, 3 p.m. ET.

Learn more.

Meetings and Webinars

Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted. Follow links for details about fees and registration.


2018 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards
Florida Blue Foundation. May 3-4, Kissimmee, Fla.


The Woodhull Study Revisited: Nurses’ Representation in Health News Media
The Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University School of Nursing. May 8, at 9 a.m. ET. National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Register to attend in person by emailing Katherine Green at [email protected]. Space is limited.


2018 Maryland Action Coalition Retreat & Leadership Summit
Maryland Action Coalition. May 21, Baltimore.


Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative
Center to Champion Nursing in America. May 23, 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET. Save to calendar. (teleconference)


Missouri’s Eighth 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.


Nurse Shark Tank Will Seek Independent Living Solutions
Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Sciences and AARP Innovations Lab, with support from the American Nurses Association. June 4, 5-10 p.m. ET. Boston. Registration to be announced.


2018 NADONA’s 31st National Conference
The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care. June 22-27, Grand Rapids, Mich.


Diversity & Inclusion: Facilitating Race-Related Discourse That Matters
National League for Nursing. June 29, Washington D.C. Space is limited.
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