PHOENIX—The Arizona Action Coalition has been selected as an "action coalition" by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA). The CCNA is an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and seeks to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered healthcare, with nurses contributing significantly.
The Arizona Action Coalition will work with the campaign to implement the recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The Arizona Action Coalition includes four co-lead coalition members: Arizona Nurses Association, Arizona State Board of Nursing, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and UnitedHealth Group.
“We are thrilled to add the Arizona Action Coalition to the Action Coalition network," said Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing at RWJF and director of Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. “The Campaign for Action is working at every level to build and sustain the changes necessary to improve healthcare for all Americans, and we know the contributions of the Arizona Action Coalition will be invaluable as we move forward."
Since its release in October 2010, the landmark report has made a considerable impact on the way stakeholders are viewing the nursing workforce: