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EQUITY THROUGH NURSING

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for ideas on how to implement recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine’s May 2021 report,  the Future of Nursing 2020 – 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity.

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has created this Action Hub to share ideas, tools and resources to help you and your organization join the effort to transform health, health care and health equity for all.

Participants in the first meeting of a series of meetings about the report drafted 54 action plans that correspond to the report’s 54 sub-recommendations which fall under its nine major recommendations. Each plan has specific tasks, timelines, and goals, that can guide how nursing will help achieve health equity for all.

These plans are not the last word, but rather a first step toward implementing these recommendations. They were built using this template, which your organization can also use to approach any of the recommendations you decide to take on. You can find the draft plans below, along with the NAM report itself, a summary of the nine major recommendations, and some downloadable tools to help bring more people into this process.

Because above all, we want you and your organizations to take ownership in bringing the report’s vision to life. We hope you will read a recommendation and find ways to make it your own and move it forward.

Thank you for your commitment to nursing and health equity for all.

Future of Nursing 2030 Report| Summary of Recommendations
Action Plans| Resources |Campaign Posts about the report


 Future of Nursing 2020 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity

On May 11, 2021 the National Academy of Medicine released another groundbreaking  on how the profession of nursing can help the United States make progress in the long struggle for health equity.  The report,  Future of Nursing 2020 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, advances new goals that build on the themes of the first Future of Nursing report. The expert committee extended the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and charts a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. The committee considered newly emerging evidence related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and include recommendations regarding the role of nurses in responding to the crisis created by a pandemic.

 

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Summary of the Future of Nursing 2020 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity  report recommendations

Recommendations at a Glance was developed for the Center to Champion Nursing America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, by InnovationPoint, LLC, under the leadership of Soren Kaplan, PhD, InnovationPoint founder.  It is anchored in the nine overarching recommendations (54 sub-recommendations) within the new Future of Nursing Report.


Action Plans: Examples from the Field

On June 3 and 4, 2021, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action assembled key opinion leaders, experts, and change makers across the fields of health care, nursing and health equity. The goal: Build actions plans to operationalize the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report.  The draft workplans are examples of how each recommendation may be addressed.

Recommendation #1: CREATING A SHARED AGENDA

Recommendation #2: SUPPORTING NURSES TO ADVANCE HEALTH EQUITY

Recommendation #3: PROMOTING NURSES’ HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Recommendation #4: CAPITALIZING ON NURSES’ POTENTIAL

Recommendation #5: PAYING FOR NURSING CARE

Recommendation #6: USING TECHNOLOGY TO INTEGRATE DATA ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH INTO NURSING PRACTICE

Recommendation #7: STRENGTHENING NURSING EDUCATION

Recommendation #8: PREPARING NURSES TO RESPOND TO DISASTERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Recommendation #9: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE


Resources

Our resources consist of a briefing deck to Congress on the federal government-related recommendations in the NAM report by the Campaign for Action and the Nursing Community Coalition; a template to build your own action plan; a worksheet to help you identify priorities in building that plan and a survey created by the Maryland Action Coalition you can use to assess your stakeholders’ interest in and prioritization of the nine NAM recommendations; and our Health Equity Toolkit.

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