Producing policy-relevant evidence to advance the Future of Nursing initiative -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-2013

The Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative was designed to provide funding for interdisciplinary studies that address critical gaps in what is known about nursing quality and for the synthesis, translation, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders.This funding will support a research manager for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA) initiative. Erin Patricia Fraher, PhD, director of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System, will produce a range of targeted, timely research products that directly address questions posed by the CFA's partners and stakeholders and that assess the impact of efforts to advance recommendations in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. This grant will support several activities, including the timely production of a series of products (e.g., charts, tables, reports and research briefs) that address specific questions posed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) leaders and CFA staff and its partners seeking information to guide strategic activities. Additionally, Fraher will participate in a series of group calls, contributing her own health and health care expertise, as well as her familiarity with published literature and knowledge of the expertise and work of others, to answer important questions. RWJF will also ask her to create timely, brief emails or memos in response to targeted questions posed by the CFA director or research director. Given her expertise, RWJF may also ask Fraher and her team to specifically address questions related to the dissemination of health-workforce data, to inform policy debates and the IOM committee's goal of improving the collection of data on the health workforce, as well as other topics pertaining to the IOM report.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 4/9/2012

Time frame: 4/15/2012 - 4/14/2013

Grant Number: 69991


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

725 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Campus Box 7590
Chapel Hill, 27599-0001


Erin Patricia Fraher
Project Director