In August, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, recognized the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) and Michigan Health Council (MHC) as co-leads in organizing the Michigan Action Coalition.
The Michigan Action Coalition is convened to advance the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a collaboration created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP Foundation.
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action seeks to improve health and health care through nursing. The Campaign works with Action Coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia to implement the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations.
The Campaign’s vision is to ensure 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. The Campaign is coordinated by the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and RWJF.
As leaders of the Michigan Action Coalition, MPHI and MHC will begin the process of bringing together nursing and non-nursing leaders in health systems, education, public policy, non-profits, and communities, to support the role of nursing as an essential piece of transforming health care and promoting health.
Forming the Michigan Action Coalition marks the beginning -- not the end -- of organizing a consistent voice on the importance of nursing in developing a culture of health in Michigan. Public health and population health are distinctive elements of the Michigan Action Coalition that our national partners are counting on us to promote across the country.
To learn more and get involved, visit our Action Coalition page.