The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that state action coalitions in Arizona, Maine and West Virginia are now part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program and will each receive a two-year grant of up to $150,000. The program helps states prepare the nursing profession to address the nation’s healthcare challenges, such as access, quality and cost, according to a news release.
In addition, 18 state action coalitions that are already part of the program will receive their second two-year grants of up to $150,000. They include Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
RWJF has provided a total of $7.65 million to support Action Coalitions through SIP. All program grantees must obtain matching funds, and to date, states with SIP grants have raised more than $8.9 million beyond their RWJF funding, according to the release.
SIP bolsters efforts already underway in 50 states and the District of Columbia — through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action — to improve health and healthcare through nursing. “These grants have proven a wise investment and we are confident that this additional support will lead to even more advances,” Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, RWJF senior adviser for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, said in the release. “We are immensely proud of the work our action coalitions are doing to transform nursing education and practice, support nurse leadership and diversify the nursing workforce. RWJF is committed to building a culture of health so that everyone in America can live a healthier life, supported by a system in which nurses are essential partners in providing care and promoting health.”
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