News from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
In her 2014 annual message, RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, reflects on how the Foundation plans to work with all Americans to build a nation in which getting healthy and staying healthy are top priorities. Read it and watch the video.
For more than a year, the staff and Trustees of RWJF have been engaged in a strategic planning process, conducting a thorough analysis of the Foundation’s work, including its Human Capital Portfolio investments. In early February, RWJF unveiled a new direction for its leadership programs. Read about it, and see a letter to the nursing field from Lavizzo-Mourey.
New on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Human Capital Blog
Read about a study conducted by RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, RN, and other researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing. It finds that informal practices and culture in health settings can impede full utilization of nurse practitioners.
See a blog by Abigail L. Reese, a fellow with the RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico, about the need to address violence against women when providing health care. “It is impossible to fully understand a woman’s health history or risk profile without knowing if physical or sexual trauma is a part of her story,” Reese writes. Read a post by RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow Brenda Zierler about interprofessional education; and one by RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow Kristi Henderson on telehealth.
Read Past Issues of Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge
Read previous and archived issues of this newsletter, including: a story about progress in loosening restrictions on highly educated nurse practitioners; a series of briefs from RWJF’s Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative about creating, funding, and maintaining state-level nursing workforce data systems; and a profile of family nurse practitioner Margaret Flinter, an advocate for transformative primary care. Visit the home page for Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.
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