Penn nursing presents the pennsylvania Launching
INITIATIVE ON THE FUTURE OF NURSING REPORT
Institute of Medicine & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
3:00-5:00 PM Reception to follow
| Presentation: |
||Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA|
President and CEO
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Edward G. Rendell (via video)
Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
||Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN|
Professor of Nursing
Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
||George E. Thibault, MD|
President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Julie A. Sochalski, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylva
Director of the Division of Nursing,
Bureau of Health Professions
We invite you to attend the Pennsylvania launching of the Future of Nursing report at the School of Nursing on Thursday, October 14, 3:00-6:00 pm. The Future of Nursing Initiative, co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine and led by President Donna Shalala, was established with a goal to examining the capacity of the nursing workforce to meet the demands of a reformed health care and public health system.
The initiative, launched in 2008, addresses the future of nursing and the need to transform the nursing profession and is structured in three parts:
1. development of the recommendations and a framework for action that will emerge from the 18 month consensus study
2. a national conference to be held in early December, 2010 that will bring together stakeholders to develop strategies for how the report recommendations can be implemented
3. an implementation phase
The findings and recommendations of the Future of Nursing Committee will be formally and publicly launched on October 5th, 2010 in Washington, DC. This report, which will be the focus of our Penn event, comes at a critical time during the health care reform debate, and will provide a blueprint for the nursing profession to proactively meet the demands of a reformed health care system that will offer greater access, higher quality, and more cost-effective care to the American public. To move towards these goals, the nursing profession will have to work with various stakeholders at the national, regional and local levels to set in motion some of the changes that will be needed in health policy, public and private funding, education programs, practice environments, and payment mechanisms. Nurses, physicians, and other health professionals, state and local officials, insurers, health profession educators and other groups all have a stake in how the recommendations are implemented.
Part of the purpose of our symposium will be to bring together Philadelphia area stakeholders to learn first-hand about the specific report recommendations and its implications, as well as to begin a dialogue about how we might work together to move them forward to implementation. We see this symposium as the beginning of a process to maximize our collective efforts to improve health care for the citizens of our region.
As members of this community, we all must play a part in and take responsibility for successful health care
reform and the findings of this initiative will be a critical component as we move forward. With this in mind,
we invite you and your colleagues to join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 3:00 pm here in Claire M. Fagin Hall at
418 Curie Boulevard to learn more about this important initiative and to participate in these critical dialogues.
This event is free and open to healthcare stakeholders.
Questions & Additional Information:
Janet Tomcavage 215-898-4522