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Together with RWJF and nursing organizations, the AARP formed the Nurses on Boards Coalition, which has set a goal of placing 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.
A joint initiative of AARP and RWJF, the Campaign is working to implement the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) evidence-based recommendations on the future of nursing (http://campaignforaction.org/evidence/ iom-report).
"The power of data is not the data itself: It is in how we use this information to address our country's health problems," said RWJF president and chief executive officer Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.
"At RWJF, we are working to build a Culture of Health that enables everyone in the United States to live the healthiest lives possible, supported by a system in which nurses are essential partners in providing care and promoting health," said Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, RWJF's senior adviser for nursing and director of the Campaign for Action--a joint initiative of RWJF and AARP.
"People are using multiple sources of information to choose the plan that is right for them," according to Katherine Hempstead of RWJF. "Spreading the word about enrolling in insurance coverage is important and challenging, and research into consumer patters and preferences can help improve the process for the next open enrollment period." Some have taken that to the next level.
"DETR is delighted by the news that Nevada is a RWJF grant recipient, and we are proud to partner with the NSHE in furthering the work of the Nevada Action Coalition.
For more information about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America, visit rwjf.org/goto/commission.
RWJF, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and healthcare of all Americans, is supporting a rigorous, independent evaluation to determine whether FIWCF has met its calorie-reduction goal.
The Campaign for Action launched shortly after the release of the IOM report, which was the product of a two-year effort by the IOM and RWJF, the Initiative on the Future of Nursing, to address the challenges facing the nursing profession.
This year's Nursing Summit used the RWJF framework as a platform with a particular focus on strengthening integration of health services and systems.
The funding for the project ends in the fall, though Wojcik said RWJF will be coming out with more hyper-local data at that time, and urged public health advocates to "stay tuned."
RWJF (2015) has committed to advancing a national initiative called the Culture of Health by addressing the key social determinants of health and empowering support mechanisms to help people live healthier lives (Robert Wood Johnson, 2015).
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