Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
A powerful force for healthier communities and a healthier nation.
As the largest segment of the nation's health workforce, nurses are critical to building a Culture of Health.
A joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action envisions a health care system where nurses contribute to the full extent of their capabilities.
The Campaign's work is focused on the following issue areas: improving access to care, interprofessional collaboration, nursing leadership, nursing education, nursing workforce data, diversity in nursing, and building healthier communities.
These areas are based on recommendations in the landmark Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Related to each area, the Campaign is working in every state to mobilize nurses, health providers, consumers, educators, and businesses to strengthen nursing on multiple fronts.
Grants and Grant Programs
RWJF supports programs to help everyone in our nation have the opportunity to live healthier lives.
Blog PostEveryone Has a Role in Building the Future of Nursing
May 13, 2016
Nurses remain, from year-to-year, the most trusted profession in public opinion polls. Yet they face issues of respect that have dogged them since the beginning of modern nursing. Thankfully, we can all play a role in building the future of nursing.
News ReleaseJoint Statement on the Institute of Medicine's Progress Report on the Future of Nursing
December 4, 2015
RWJF has supported nursing initiatives for more than four decades. Now, more than ever, the role that nurses play in improving individual health—and the health care system we all rely upon—is clear.
StoryPublic Health Nurse Helps Transform Blighted Border Town into Beacon of Hope
November 16, 2015
RWJF Public Health Nurse Leader Arturo Rodriguez is improving the built environment in Brownsville, TX—one of the country’s most impoverished cities—and working with officials in TX and across the border in Mexico to build a Culture of Health.
Advancing the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, 2013
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This grant furthers the AARP Foundation charitable mission as defined in section 170(c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code, through a subcontract with the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) at AARP, which will continue implementation of the Future for Nursing: Campaign for Action.