"Adding this new wave of Action Coalitions represents a major step forward in the campaign's evolution," said Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president of the AARP Public Policy Institute and CCNA chief strategist. The Arizona Action Coalition has already made great strides in Arizona, and their application reflected capable leadership, clear goals and strong action plans."
The campaign seeks active participation from states, national organizations and individuals from health care, business, education, government and philanthropic sectors to ensure that the recommendations are translated into actions that result in improved patient-centered care. Specifically, the Campaign for Action is working to implement the recommendations of the IOM report with an emphasis on:
• Strengthening nurse education and training;
• Enabling nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training;
• Advancing interprofessional collaboration among health care professionals to ensure coordinated and improved patient care;
• Expanding leadership ranks to ensure nurses have a voice on management teams, in boardrooms and during policy debates; and
• Improving healthcare workforce data collection to better assess and project workforce requirements.
For more information about the Campaign for Action, visit www.thefutureofnursing.org.