Transforming Health Care: Nurses Engaged in Policy. Nancy Ridenour, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN American Academy of Nursing October 13, 2012. RWJ Health Policy Fellowship. http://www.healthpolicyfellows.org/home.php Founded 1973 12-18 month residency in DC 4 month orientation
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Nancy Ridenour, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
American Academy of Nursing
October 13, 2012
Virginia Trotter Betts, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN 1987-1988
Nancy Ridenour, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN 2007-2008
Margaret Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN
Barbara Damron, PhD, RN,FAAN
Julie Sochalski, PhD, FAAN
Sister Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Liana Orsolini-Hain, PhD, RN, CCRN
Focus on Quality and Safety
Value Based/Pay for Performance
Evidence Based Practice
Prevention and Early Intervention
High Priority Health Problem/Issue
Closing the Gap between Research and Practice
Gap between clinical practice and research findings
Need to show public investment in research leads to benefits for patients
Policymakers not interested in theory
Cost: usually more short-term than long-term
Know goals of agency, lawmaker, etc
How are data being used? By Whom?
Design our research to inform and change policy
Design our research to evaluate current policy
Translate our current research into policy implications
Posit new policy approaches and test them
Each characteristic of the Reformed Health System suggests a
Major role for The Academy to Impact Health Policy and Contribute to the Nation’s Health!
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at University of New Mexico:
Prepares nurses to become leaders in health policy through research and advocacy.
Offers generous financial support for full-time study.
Offers Web-based course study.
Targets those from underrepresented populations.
Provides funds to support student and faculty research.
Provides resources and support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy.
For more information about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at University of New Mexico visit our
Web site at www.nursinghealthpolicy.org
or write to us at CON-RWJF@salud.unm.edu.
AAN/IOM Scholars in Residence
2012 Marla Salmon ScD, RN, FAAN
Focus on micro-finance, nursing, and women’s development will impact domestic and global health policy
2010 - Pamela F. CiprianoPhD, RN, FAAN
Impact, implications of Health IT and identify technologies that reduce errors, waste and promote seamless care coordination
2009 - Julie A. FairmanPhD, RN, FAAN
Initiative on the Future of Nursing
2008 - Mary E. Evans PhD, RN, FAAN
2007- Carolyn Williams PhD, RN, FAAN
2006- Ada Sue HinshawPhD, RN, FAAN
2005 - Jacquelyn C. Campbell PhD, RN, FAAN
2004 - Veronica D. FeegPhD, RN, FAAN
2003 - Angela Barron McBride PhD, RN, FAAN
2002 - Bonnie M. JenningsDNSc, RN FAAN
Chair National Health Workforce Commission:
Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN
Future of Nursing Report: Sue Hassmiller, Donna Shalala, Linda Burnes Bolton, Michael Bleich, Jennie Chin Hansen, Liana Orsolini-Hain
Action Coalitions: Multiple
CMS Innovation Center: Ellen-Marie Whelan
Need Nurses to Successfully Inform Policy Through Practice and Research Through Engagement of Strategic Partners