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The Wisconsin Center for Nursing and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, co-leads of the Wisconsin Action Coalition, would like to thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center to Champion Nursing in America, and AARP for choosing Wisconsin to host one of three national Culture of Health conferences. Building on the Campaign for Action Pillars to Create a Healthier America, held on June 14 and 15 in Madison, was a huge success. This conference brought together national speakers and leaders for two days of excellent content and discussion. The event could not have been possible without the support of our sponsors.

Thank you to all our sponsors for a successful 2-day conference!

The Anderson Family Foundation           Oscar Rennebohm Foundation


Wisconsin Chosen to Receive Second Grant from
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to
Transform Health Care through Nursing

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced that the Wisconsin Action Coalition, co-led by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Inc. (WCN) and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, received a second two-year grant through the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP). The $7.65 million initiative is helping states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation's most pressing health care challenges—access, quality, and cost. This important RWJF SIP funding has supported 33 state Action Coalitions. Wisconsin is one of 18 states receiving its second two-year grant of $150,000. This award follows the success of the first grant, Taking the LEAD for Nursing in Wisconsin: Leadership, Educational Advancement & Diversity. For complete article, click here.


WCN leadership for the new RWJF State Implementation Program grant are left to right: Carol Sabel, PhD, RN, Project Manager; Judith Hansen, MS, RN, WCN Executive Director; Carolyn Krause, PhD, RN, WCN Board President; and Barbara Nichols, DNSc, MS,RN, FAAN, Diversity Coordinator


NEW REPORT from the Wisconsin Action Coalition

Implementation of the IOM Future of Nursing Report: A Wisconsin Profile was accomplished with the work of many dedicated individuals within the Wisconsin Action Coalition. 

Many thanks go to members of the Advisory Council for their guidance in developing the survey, staff from the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative for their assistance in creating the survey link and compiling the results, and members from the WCN Board of Directors who analyzed the findings & developed this final report.

We are very proud of the work that is being done in Wisconsin & this report clearly identifies the movement to implement the IOM Report is alive and well in our state!  We welcome the opportunity to share this report, not only as what we are accomplishing here in Wisconsin, but also as an exemplar for other action coalitions.

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Engagement and Empowerment Provide a Strong Foundation to Advance Nursing in Wisconsin

From the RWJF Capitol Blog!