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Free Webinar: The 114th U.S. Congress - A 101 for Nurses

The Nursing Community will be presenting a free webinar on January 29, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET - "The 114th U.S. Congress: A 101 for Nurses".

On January 6, 2015, members of the 114th U.S. Congress convened in our nation’s capital to begin a new legislative session. This Congress will need to work collaboratively to address major policies impacting health care. Join the Nursing Community for a webinar discussing how the political landscape will likely influence policies of interest. The speakers will provide listeners with an overview of the political makeup of the House of Representatives and the Senate, how Congressional dynamics influence the legislative process, pressing issues for Congress to address, and what nurses can do to engage as informed advocates.

One contact hour will be awarded to those who attend the entire webinar and submit an evaluation. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Call for Proposals

The West Coast Region of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School and the PSU & OHSU IHI Open School Chapter are conducting a call-for-proposals for the breakout sessions at the first IHI Open School West Coast Conference (WCC) on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The conference begins on Friday, April 17th and breakout session speakers are welcome to attend both days. 

The theme of the WCC is Interprofessionalism: Improvement, Safety, System Design, and Leadership. Each breakout session will be categorized and focused on one of these topics.

The WCC aims to educate and empower learners to be interprofessional collaborators with each other, their patients, their communities, and their health systems by:

  1. Disseminating evidence-based methods of interprofessional (two or more professions collaborating on a project) team-based care that enhance patient safety.
  2. Exploring system redesign and opportunities for multiple sectors and professions to interface to design a health services delivery system capable of achieving the Triple Aim.
  3. Spreading health systems improvement best-practices from interprofessional and student-led improvement projects.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 15th, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
PROPOSAL DETAILS click here.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONclick here.
GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION click here.
OTHER QUESTIONS: wc.ihi.openschool@gmail.com

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2015 STTI Board Leadership Institute


March 8-10, 2015
The Alexander Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
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Hartford Foundation Caregiving Story Contest

The John A. Hartford Foundation is seeking stories that bring to light the challenges facing family caregivers of older adults and demonstrate practical and proven ways to overcome difficulties and obstacles. The Foundation is looking for stories from family caregivers and health care providers that illustrate the strategies and solutions caregivers are using to effectively and gracefully care for older adults.

Submit your story, brief video, or photo essay by January 15, 2015 to be considered for the top prize of $3,000! You can find full contest details at http://www.jhartfound.org/get-involved/caregiving-story-contestThe

Hartford Foundation supports EWA and it is a good opportunity for nursing as it the winners are all over their website.

The deadline to submit is January 15, 2015.
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November 18 is National Memory Screening Day


The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has developed The Road to Early Detection and Care* (AFA C.A.R.E.S.) program as part of its national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss as well as to educate the public about successful aging.

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