The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be two of 20 states to be part of a new $3 million initiative, the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. According to a news release, the program is designed to help states prepare the nursing profession to address the most pressing healthcare challenges in the U.S. — access, quality and cost.
“Our focus on meaningful outcomes that will truly transform healthcare in Pennsylvania was a key factor in being selected,” Pennsylvania State Nurses Association CEO Betsy M. Snook, RN, MEd, BSN, said in the release. “We are part of a powerful movement working to shape the future of healthcare for all Americans. The Pennsylvania Action Coalition is grateful for this support, which will strengthen our work.”
The Center to Champion Nursing in America — an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — serves as the national program office for the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.
“This new program will help action coalitions get the strategic and technical support required to advance their goals,” Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior vice president of the AARP Public Policy Institute and CCNA chief strategist, said in the release.