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Transforming health policy and practice through nursing knowledge
Serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge
STRATEGIC GOALS 2014–2017
Influence the implementation of healthcare reform with the goal of achieving the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
1. Advocate for the voices of consumers and the community as essential to all decisions related to health care.
2. Advance evidence-based policies that support patient and family engagement in health care and care decisions.
3. Advance nurses’ participation in emerging payment and care delivery models such as accountable care organizations, medical homes, and health insurance exchanges through the work of nurse innovators, including Edge Runners.
4. Promote the use of advanced practice nurses as primary care providers by reducing barriers to their practicing to the full extent of their education and training.
5. Use Edge Runner outcomes to address the Triple Aim of health care reform.
6. Advocate the integration of quality and safety competencies in healthcare reform.
7. Support policies that promote nurses as leaders and participants in care coordination.
Lead efforts, in partnership with others, to address the broad range of factors that affect the health of populations.
1. Synthesize the evidence on factors other than health care that affect population health by fall 2014.
2. Develop an evidence-based policy agenda that addresses the broad range of factors that promote healthy communities and populations.
3. Educate the public about evidence that documents the broad range of factors that affect the health of populations and potential policy solutions.
4. Identify potential partners, including boards, commissions, and other nursing organizations, for developing strategies to address the broad range of factors that affect the health of populations and communities.
5. Increase the public visibility of the Academy as an organization of record that addresses the broad range of factors that affect the health of populations.
6. Publish an analysis of the impact of Edge Runners’ work on factors other than health care that affect the health of their target populations.
Position nurses to lead change to improve health and health care and drive policy.
1. Conduct research through the Institute for Nursing Leadership regarding implementation of nursing leadership programs.
2. Conduct analysis on the value of nursing leadership on boards and development of nursing leadership programs.
3. Develop the infrastructure and process for ensuring that qualified nurses are appointed to government positions and governing boards of health-related organizations, commissions, and councils.
4. Refine the content and use of the Academy resource database to facilitate leadership placements.
5. Survey fellowship, state action coalitions and other nurses to determine current participation and interest in serving on boards, commissions and councils.
6. Build relationships with health-related boards, commissions and councils at the national and state level to impact policy.
7. Collaborate with other organizations to coordinate leadership development and placements on boards, commissions, and councils.
8. Provide technical assistance and development to fellows/nurses who want to serve on boards, commissions and councils.
9. Launch leadership development and mentorship activities and programs in collaboration with other organizations.
10. Increase the number of nurses on various governing boards of organizations with influence in reforming healthcare (e.g., hospitals, insurers, systems, start-ups).
11. Promote the appointment of nurses to governing boards of influential bodies that address the broad range of factors affecting the health of populations.