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Programs Progress
Volume 3, Number 5 September/October 2011 Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Announces State-Level Collaborations In October, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and RWJF, highlighted a year of progress since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The report outlined a blueprint for ensuring that all Americans get high-quality, costeffective care when and where they need it. In just one year, the report has become one of the most viewed online reports in the history of the IOM has generated more than 64 million media impressions. As the first year since the release approached, the campaign announced the selection of 21 new state-based collaborations, called Action Coalitions, to help advance the reports recommendations; they join 15 Action Coalitions already in place. To stay up-to-date on new developments, visit the Campaign for Action website. Read More Programs Progress
Clinical Scholars Program to Publish a Special issue on Translating

Foundation Focus
This month, we saw the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C., celebrating the legacy of an extraordinary leader who recognized that by improving health status we could enhance social equity among all people. In his address to the Medical Committee for Human Rights in 1966, King declared, Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. In August, the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine convened the Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit to build upon his stirring call for health equity. The summit, titled Enhancing Health Status and Achieving Health Equity at Lowest Cost, mobilized world-class leaders in health care delivery and health disparity research to evaluate where we are today, present best practices, and deliver future mandates toward fulfilling Dr. Kings vision in health and health care. Among these leaders was our very own Risa LavizzoMourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (RWJF), who delivered the keynote on August 23, 2011. In her remarks, Risa reflected Dr. Kings own words by emphasizing that America cannot reconcile the differences that divide us without also reconciling the inequality and injustice embedded so deeply in the health and health care of our people. As I read Risas words, I couldnt help but think of what our Human Capital grantees are doing to bring justice and equity to health care. Over just the past month, the Human Capital Web page has highlighted the work of grantees who are changing the ways we see, understand, and address health care disparities.[11/3/2011 5:02:08 PM]

RWJF Leaders' Link-September/October Research to Policy in Health Services Research Community Health Leaders Prepares to Announce 2011 Leaders Executive Nurse Fellows Program Welcomes New Cohort Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Holds 27th Annual Meeting Health & Society Scholars CoDirector Elected President of Population Association of America Health Policy Fellows Program Accepting Applications Nurse Faculty Scholars Program Announces New Cohort

We profiled RWJF Investigator in Health Policy Research James Jackson, whose groundbreaking work offers a fundamentally different approach to how we might view the root causes of disparities (especially in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes). We also discussed the impact of the RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, Project L/EARN and Summer Medical and Dental Education Program on reducing disparities in the medical workplace. And in a Q&A addressing health disparities in medical research, New Connections scholars commented on the recent report from the National Institutes of Health that revealed a disturbing gap between the number of grants awarded to white scientists and those awarded to black scientists. These are only a few of our scholars and fellows who are making justice in health care a priority. I encourage you to let us know you are doing the same, and to read more about your colleagues contributions, by visiting the Human Capital website and blog. As Risa noted in her remarks, the task before us is to bend the arc of Americas good health toward justice. I salute each of you in your tireless efforts to bring us all closer to that end. Best regards, Linda Wright Moore Senior Communications Officer

Inside Intelligence
The RWJF Facebook page now features a Fellowships & More tab showcasing the outstanding people and programs of the RWJF Human Capital Portfolio. Prospective applicants will find links to useful information on; photos of the inspired, diverse scholars, fellows, and leaders in Human Capital and descriptions of their work; and videos on new developments in the programs. Share the tab with someone who might be a good fit for one of the Human Capital programs!

Research Roundup
Clinical Scholars In a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Michael Hochman, MD, (10) and colleagues found that the results of medication studies in top medical journals may be misleading to readers. For Endpoint Selection and Relative (Versus Absolute) Risk Reporting in Published Medication Trials, Hochman and colleagues reviewed all the randomized medication trials published in the six highest-impact general medicine journals between June 1, 2008, and September 30, 2010, to determine the prevalence of three types of outcome measures that make data interpretation difficult: surrogate outcomes (37 percent of studies), composite outcomes (34 percent), and disease-specific mortality (27 percent). They also reviewed each

Communications Corner
Keeping It Professional With Social Media The advent of social media lets you instantaneously communicate with vast numbers of people. Individuals use social media platformsincluding blogs, Facebook, and Twitterto update their followers and friends with anything from personal[11/3/2011 5:02:08 PM]

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anecdotes to professional accomplishments. In just seconds, other Internet users have the option to like a post on Facebook or to retweet a comment on Twitter; your news can travel immediately. As a social media user, you may have wondered how to balance sharing your professional messages with the personal updates you may post when off duty. Its actually wise to use caution when posting in either space, as these accounts can easily collide. Read More Communications Corner

studys abstract to determine the percentage of studies that reported results using relative rather than absolute numbers, which can be misleading. The six journals examined were the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, and Archives of Internal Medicine. The study received media coverage in the Salt Lake Tribune, e! Science News, and ScienceDaily among other media. Read More Research Roundup
Clinical Scholars Health & Society Scholars Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Nurse Faculty Scholars Physician Faculty Scholars

Follow us on Twitter: @RWJF_HumanCap RWJF grantees: Do you have an article that will be published in a journal within the next 30 to 60 days? Would you like ideas, suggestions, or support to promote the research presented? Contact The RWJF Human Capital Grantee Network is an online community where you can connect with hundreds of colleagues to share ideas, pose questions, get help with research, and find opportunities. Join us! For an invitation, contact

Achievements & Accolades

Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Robert Wears, MD, (09) was quoted in the media regarding his editorial accompanying a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine about the increased use of computerized tomography (CT) scans in the emergency room (ER). The study found that use of CT scans in the ER more than quadrupled over recent decades, with more than one in eight patients getting the tests in 2007. Wears cautions that some of the increase is legitimate, such as when scans are ordered in the ER rather than after patients are hospitalized, helping to prevent unnecessary stays at the hospital. Wears acknowledges that conducting the scans on people who probably do not need them slows down the ER and delays CTs for patients who do need them. Wears was quoted by Reuters, the Baltimore Sun, and, among others. Read More Achievements & Accolades
Clinical Scholars Community Health Leaders Cross-Program Executive Nurse Fellows Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Health & Society Scholars[11/3/2011 5:02:08 PM]

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About these Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Human Capital programs: Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leaders Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellows Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Development Program Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Health Policy Research Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policy Research Clinical Scholars Community Health Executive Nurse Harold Amos Medical

Annual Meetings and Seminars Clinical Scholars Annual Meeting, Crystal City, Va., November 811, 2011 Community Health Leaders Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., November 911, 2011 Physician Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., November 29December 2, 2011 Nurse Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., November 30December 1, 2011 Executive Nurse Fellows Meeting of 2009 and 2011 Cohorts, Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 30Feb. 1, 2012 Health & Society Scholars Annual Meeting, Princeton, N.J., April 1821, 2012 Scholars in Health Policy Research Annual Meeting, Leesburg, Va., May 30June 1, 2012 Are you using these free resources?

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