Nurses Building a Culture of Health in the Arkansas and Tennessee Delta
The landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report and the 2016 follow-up report made recommendations about building capacity in nursing practice, education and leadership; including increasing the number of nurses serving on health-promoting boards. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action was established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP Foundation to promote recommendations in the 2010 report and support state Action Coalitions to implement them.
Building on successful state trainings, Action Coalitions in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee developed a Tri-State Nurses on Boards training in 2017 to prepare nurses in our states to serve on boards and other entities that promote a culture of health.
The recent National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity is a comprehensive study exploring contributions of nursing to address health equity and the social determinants of health (SDOH). The 9 in-depth recommendations of the report address SDOH and equity. The report recommends for nurses to lead and serve across sectors to address inequities and SDOH, including serving on boards and other entities and that are not traditionally considered health-related, such as housing authorities, school boards, and community boards.
Through a Future of Nursing, Campaign for Action Nursing Innovation grant: Nurses Building a Culture of Health in the Arkansas-Tennessee Delta (Nurses CHAT), the Tri-State team has strengthened its focus on SDOH and equity, including the intersection of health and the built environment; especially housing. This Nurses on Boards training, through a set of modules and activities, will prepare teams of nurses and local leaders from 17 targeted TN, AR and MO Delta counties to improve health by leading cross-sector work in their counties and beyond.
This will be first offered as live virtual education, then available online as enduring material through UTHSC CE Now.
Course modules with related activities:
- Building a Culture of Health – Coloring Outside the Lines
- Promoting a Culture of Health through Board Service – Nuts and Bolts
- What’s Housing got to do with it?
- Finding and Being a Mentor
- Leadership – Finding Your Strengths Leadership Panel and Clifton Strengths Assessment
Nurses and city/county officials from 17 targeted Delta counties in AR, MO and TN.
Teams of 3-5 for a total of about 68 people.
- Learners will report increased knowledge about social determinants of health, health equity, culture of health, and how they can impact health through serving on health-promoting boards.
- Learners will identify their leadership strengths for application to board service.
Tri-State Nurses on Boards Training
Day 1: February 7, 2022
8:30am Log-in ice-breaker
9:00am Why Nursing, Why Now?, Ashley Davis & Patti Scott
9:15am Culture of Health – Nurses Coloring Outside the Lines (Life Course Game), Ashley Davis & Leanne Lefler
11:15am Physical and mental activity break, Margo Bushmiaer
11:45am How to Build a Culture of Health through Board Service, Jennifer Valentine & Patti Scott
12:30pm What’s Housing got to do with it?, Stephanie Whiting
2:30pm Leadership/Strengths Finder Introduction, Tessie Bowmaker, Debra Jeffs, & Tina McElravey
2:50pm Debrief, Ashley Davis
Day 2: February 14, 2022
9:00am Building Nursing Leadership/Clifton Strengths Assessment and Review, Tessie Bowmaker, Debra Jeffs, & Tina McElravy
10:00am Leadership Panel, Duane Spencer, Alisa Haushalter, Margo Bushmaier, Debra Jeffs, Ashley Davis & Leanne Lefler
11:15am Physical and mental activity break, Margo Bushmaier
11:30am Board Service in Action, (Video Review)
1:00pm Finding and Being a Mentor, Alisa Haushalter, Tracey McClinton, & Karen Hernan
2:00pm Wrap-up, follow up with City/County Officials,Team Networking, Ashley Davis & Patti Scott
UTHSC College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 11.00 ANCC