May 5, 2011
Health care reform starts with the health professionals
By Mary Lou Brunell & Susan Towler (Florida Action Coalition leads)

Just as Florence Nightingale, the first nursing leader, transformed nursing practice more than 150 years ago, so are the nurses, doctors and other medical professionals in our generation leading the way in health care transformation.

This is evident in Florida as two major, nurse-led initiatives are under way that will change health care delivery for the better.

May 2, 2011
RN Directs Future of Nursing Initiative
By Janice Petrella Lynch, RN, MSN

Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, joined the Institute of Medicine in 2008 as the Future of Nursing study director and was the first person to come from outside the organization to lead an IOM initiative. In this unprecedented partnership, she worked with other IOM staff members to carry out a two-year investigation, resulting in the landmark report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” released Oct. 5.

April 26, 2011

Diana Mason will be participating in a panel conversation with Connecticut's Public Health Nurses to discuss Public Health Nursing practices and implications for the future.

April 14, 2011

Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN, Dean and Dr. Carol A. Lindeman, Distinguished Professor Oregon Health and Science University, and committee member to the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM will deliver the keynote presentation at Western Institute of Nursing Research's 44th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference on April 14, 2011 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. 

More information is available at Oregon Health and Science University website
April 12, 2011
The Future of Nursing 
By Kelly Brooks 
Nursing in America is changing. Bigtime. 
While the healthcare industry is simultaneously coping with the aging-patient “silver tsunami,” increasingly complex insurance procedures and loopholes, and implementation of healthcare reform, one thing is clear: healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges, and nurses must play a major role in meeting them.
April 11, 2011

Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for Campaign for Action, will speak at Boston College on April 11, 2011 as part of theis Pinnacle Leacture Series.

April 6, 2011

Utah nurses will help study best routes for reform  

Utah is one of 15 states that will study how to best tap the expertise of nurses as the nation’s health care system is reformed.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP are choosing sites around the country to develop recommendations for the country.

March 25, 2011

Higher Nurse Staffing Levels Benefit Some Hospitals More Than Others

Higher nurse staffing levels improve patient outcomes in ICUs and other units, according to a new study, but the impact is muted in “safety net” hospitals for low-income, uninsured and other vulnerable populations.

March 11, 2011

The California HealthCare Foundation website features a series of Quick Reference Guides from the CHCF California Health Care Almanac examining specific segments of the state's health care workforce including physician assistants, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, health diagnostic and treatment therapists. 

March 1, 2011

Campaign for Action Names 10 State Groups as Regional Action Coalitions to Ensure a Prepared and Effective Health Care Workforce

Goal is Long-Term Change in Health and Health Care