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Georgia chosen to receive second grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help transform health care through nursing.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced that the Georgia State Action Coalition (GNLC) in partnership with the Georgia Nurses Foundation (GNF) will receive a second two-year grant through the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP). Georgia is one of 18 states receiving their second two-year grants of up to $150,000, RWJF's SIP now supports 33 state Action Coalitions.

A joint initiative of AARP and RWJF, the Campaign is working to implement the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) evidence-based recommendations on the future of nursing (http://campaignforaction.org/evidence/ iom-report). It provides a vehicle for nurses at all levels to lead system change to improve care for all through collaboration with business, consumer, and other health professional organizations.

"These grants have proven a wise investment and we are confident that this additional support will lead to even more advances," said Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, RWJF senior adviser for nursing and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. "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."

"We are tremendously proud to be continuing with this program and look forward to doing even more to implement the IOM's future of nursing recommendations here in Georgia," said Lisa Eichelberger Georgia Project Co-Lead "The work we are doing to transform nursing improves health care for everyone. We are grateful to RWJF for this support" added Aimee Manion GNA President and Georgia Project Co Lead.

"This Project in Georgia will continue its focus over the next two years on improving workforce data collection and analysis, diversifying the nursing workforce and doubling the number of nurses with a doctorate," stated GNF President Dr. Georgia Barkers.

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and RWJF, serves as the national program office for the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.

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Title Annotation:Action Coalition
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Date:May 1, 2015
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