Aug 02, 2021

Action Plans for Recommendation 1 of the Future of Nursing 2030 Report

On June 3 and 4, 2021, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action assembled key opinion leaders, experts, and change makers across the fields of health care, nursing and health equity. The goal: build actions plans to operationalize the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report. Below are the draft action plans related to Recommendation #1. The draft workplans are examples of how the recommendation may be addressed.

All Action Plans

Recommendation #1: Creating a Shared Agenda

In 2021, all national nursing organizations should initiate work to develop a shared agenda for addressing social determinants of health and achieving health equity.

This agenda should include explicit priorities across nursing practice, education, leadership, and health policy engagement. The Tri-Council for Nursing and the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations, with their associated member organizations, should work collaboratively and leverage their respective expertise in leading this agenda setting process. Relevant expertise should be identified and shared across national nursing organizations, including the Federal Nursing Service Council and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations. With support from the government, payers, health and health care organizations, and foundations, the implementation of this agenda should include associated timelines and metrics for measuring impact.

Sub-Recommendation Action Plans:

1.1 Within nursing organizations: Assess & eliminate racist & discriminatory policies

1.2 Across nursing organizations: Leverage expertise of public health nursing

1.3 Across nursing organizations: Leverage expertise in care coordination & care management

1.4 Across nursing organizations: Develop mechanisms for nurses’ health, well-being, resiliency, and self-care

1.5 External to nursing organizations: Use communication strategies to amplify health-equity related issues

1.6 External to nursing organizations: Increase the number and diversity of nurses

1.7 External to nursing organizations: Establish awards recognizing contributions in achieving health equity