Call for Proposals for RWJF National Leadership Program Centers

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Call for Proposals for RWJF National Leadership Program Centers

Herminia Palacio, RWJF Director

To create a ‪Culture of Health in America, we need innovative leaders who have skills to collaborate effectively together across disciplines, professions, sectors, and traditional boundaries. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is developing four new boundary-spanning leadership programs that reflect that vision: RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research, RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health, and RWJF New Clinical Scholars. We just released a Call for Proposals for National Leadership Program Centers—the organizations that will manage these four new programs. We are seeking potential applicants from a large variety of sectors and organization types to step up to the challenge.

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To Improve health care in New Jersey, a powerful alliance is working to advance the nursing profession

The spirit of collaboration always has been a hallmark of nursing and in New Jersey, the profession is benefiting from a new alliance between three leading organizations: the New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC), the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) and New Jersey Health Initiatives. The groups are working together on pressing issues, including redesigning nursing curricula, diversifying the state’s health care workforce, and preparing health care professionals to provide community-based care throughout the state.

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Be Counted As A Leader


Leadership is one of the key pillars for the New Jersey Action Coalition. A survey is being distributed asking you to identify if you are currently on a board of any kind. We want to get a count of NJ nurses engagement. A link for the survey can be found on our website. The goal nationally is 10,000 nurses by 2020. Join in and be counted!!!

New Seton Hall dean a champion for school nurses

As dean of Seton Hall University College of Nursing, Marie C. Foley, PhD, RN, CNL, is focusing on changes in healthcare to prepare nursing students for the future.

“What we teach today becomes outdated tomorrow,” said Foley, who was appointed in February. “We really need to teach our students to think, and where to access the most up-to-date information so that they can make critical judgments and clinical decisions.”

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