School of Nursing

Kansas Action Coalition Updates

Sep 7, 2011

The KU School of Nursing received news that Kansas has been selected as a Future of Nursing Action Coalition (AC). With technical assistance from the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ACs develop and implement a unique set of goals within the framework of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recommendations to advance health and lead change. In June 2011, the KU School of Nursing hosted a Kansas Action Coalition for Health Care Summit, which kicked-off the state's effort to apply for an Action Coalition designation.

As stated in the acceptance letter, “Your application reflected the strength of initial planning, and your state's readiness for change. Important to this effort, and demonstrated by your application, is the array of stakeholders that you have brought together for this effort. We are confident that your Action Coalition's contributions to the National Campaign for Action will make a significant impact as we work to transform health care through nursing.”

The KU School of Nursing, through the Kansas Action Coalition, will keep everyone updated on the next steps. To become involved, please contact Cynthia Teel, RN, PhD, KU School of Nursing associate dean for graduate programs.

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