HealthImpact brings together seasoned leaders and new graduates representing multiple health care systems, schools, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders to agree on ways nursing and team-based care may best serve their communities. The outcomes of HealthImpact’s collaborative efforts are used to inform nursing education and workforce planning strategies.
The story of HealthImpact is an unlikely one. A small group of nurse leaders frustrated by the cyclical nursing shortages of the 1990’s in California decided it was time to come up with a systematic approach to the crisis. They were gathered at the annual conference of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL), having drinks at the hotel bar after a day of meetings.
When Rick Becker graduated from nursing school in December of 2012, he had trouble finding a job. He was interested in a career that extended beyond the acute setting, and sought a way to become better prepared to meet community health needs.
Partnerships with statewide nursing and health care leaders enabled CINHC to have a significant impact on the status of nursing in California, while plans were laid for important programs in 2012. Read Report
CINHC founding Board member, Linda Burnes Bolton, RN, DrPH, FAAN, vice president for nursing, CNO and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, has been elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s board of trustees. Since serving as Vice Chair of the IOM committee that issued The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, Dr.