Campaigns & Collaborations
|Americans for Nursing Shortage
||Nurse Competence in Aging|
|Coalition for Patient's Rights||Partnership to Prevent Cervical Cancer|
|Heart Truth||Red Dress/Go Red for Women|
|March of Dimes Prematurity||SIDS Risk Reduction|
education campaign delivers tools - in English and Spanish - to spark
conversations with young women and their parents about HPV and cervical cancer
The innovative, appealing comic book style brochure presents realistic dialogue about the value of HPV vaccination. The accompanying poster conveys the importance of teens and parents being confident they know the facts about HPV.
The Flu Free and A Mom-to-Be campaign was launched to urge women who are pregnant or who are planning to conceive or who are new mothers to protect themselves with a flu shot during flu season. The program also aims to mobilize health care providers to educate and vaccinate their patients according to existing flu recommendations.
The campaign's educational tools and materials include: online content addressing common myths with facts on influenza and pregnancy; tips on obtaining the flu shot while pregnant; information on types of flu vaccines available; and, a flu tip card and poster for health care provider offices and clinics.
March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign
The March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign is a multimillion-dollar research, awareness and education campaign to help families have healthier babies. The campaign includes funding research, educating women about risk reduction strategies, providing support to families, expanding access to health care coverage, helping health care providers learn ways to reduce the risk of early delivery, and advocating for access to insurance to improve maternity care and infant health outcomes.
More than 2,000 babies succumb to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, every year. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year of age. Although SIDS deaths have declined by 50 percent in recent years, SIDS remains the leading cause of death in infants from one month to one year of age. Nurses are in a unique position to educate parents and infant caregivers about SIDS and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS.
The Continuing Education Program on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk Reduction (1.1 CE*) is available from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Developed in collaboration with national nursing organizations, including AWHONN, this learner-directed program describes the latest research and provides information and tools for nurses to communicate risk-reduction messages.
- Order curriculum for nurses online
- Order by phone: 800-370-2943
*Note: AWHONN does not provide Continuing Nursing Education credit for this
program. The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) is approved as a provider of
continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on
The Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR) consists of 34 organizations, including AWHONN, representing a variety of licensed health care professionals who provide a diverse array of safe, effective, and affordable health care services to millions of patients each year. CPR seeks to counter efforts by the AMA Scope of Practice initiative that is designed to limit patients' choice of health practitioners.
In the face of organized medicine's latest divisive efforts to limit these professionals' abilities to provide the care they are qualified to give, the CPR was formed for the sake of patients?to ensure that the growing needs of the American health system can be met and that patients everywhere have access to quality health care providers of their choice.
The Partnership to End Cervical Cancer is a unique collaboration of more than 20 leading consumer, professional and policy organizations, public health groups, foundations and health care professionals, formed to create a new standard of preventive health care for women that includes screening and vaccination to prevent cervical cancer.
The mission of the Partnership is to ensure the immediate inclusion of vaccines to prevent cervical cancer as part of routine preventive health care for all women in the US. The Partnership works collectively to educate public health decision-makers, health care professionals and the general public.
The ANSR Alliance is comprised of 49 national nursing organizations, including AWHONN, united to identify and promote creative strategies to address the nursing shortage and nursing faculty shortage.
Since 2001, ANSR has worked to identify recommendations for policy changes to alleviate the nursing shortage. This includes passage of the Nurse Reinvestment Act of 2002, an important first step in increasing the number of qualified nurses in America.
ANSR organizations represent more than 2.8 million nurses who make the
Alliance a leading advocate for nurses in the US. AWHONN is a co-chair of
AWHONN Health Policy Resources: Nursing Shortage
is the "go to" web site for authoritative information about nursing care of
older adults. GeroNurseOnline, developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging Initiative,
is the official geriatric nursing website of the American Nurses Association
(ANA) and of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing at
the New York University College of Nursing.
GeroNurseOnline.org is also the portal to the geriatric content of 55 specialty nursing associations and health organizations, including AWHONN. GeroNurseOnline content is evidence-based and has been developed by national experts.
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. Thanks to the participation of millions the color red and the red dress are linked with the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
Sponsored by Macy's and Pfizer with additional support from the PacifiCare Foundation and Bayer Aspirin, Go Red For Women began in February 2004. It has since grown into a vibrant national movement as more women, men, celebrities, healthcare professionals and politicians embrace and elevate the cause of women and heart disease.
The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This heart health awareness movement is embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women. The campaign message is paired with an arresting visual-the Red Dress.
The Heart Truth partners include: the Office on Women's Health, DHHS; WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease; American Heart Association; and other organizations, including AWHONN, committed to the health and well-being of women.