National Forum to Focus on Role of Nursing in Community, Public Health, Primary Care, and Long-Term Care Settings

Below is a press release we received for an important and timely December 3rd event on the future of nursing, including links to attend the forum by live Webcast or to follow it on Twitter.

Initiative Exploring the Future of Nursing Convenes National Forum in Philadelphia

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine ( will hold the second of three national forums on December 3 in Philadelphia. Participants including committee chair Donna Shalala discuss how to improve the delivery of medical treatment for Americans in Community Health, Public Health, Primary Care, and Long-Term Care settings across the country. This forum will look at opportunities in which nurses – who are key front-line providers of care – can play a role in ensuring patients in all settings receive the best possible care.

**A live webcast of the meeting will be available via**

**Follow the forum live on Twitter at**

WHAT: A national forum held by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine focusing on nursing across community and primary care settings.

WHO:             Donna E. Shalala, Chair of the Initiative and President of the University of Miami

Governor Edward G. Rendell

Stephen M. Curtis, Community College of Philadelphia

Mary Selecky, Washington State Department of Health

Tine Hansen-Turton, National Nursing Centers Consortium

Claudia Beverly, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences School of


Dawn Bazarko, UnitedHealth Group, Center for the Advancement of Nurses

Sandra Dodge, U.S. Public Health Service

Carol Raphael, Visiting Nurse Service of New York 

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2009

12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia

Great Hall, Winnet Student Life Building

1700 Spring Garden Street – M2-5

Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: Amy Levey, (202) 745-5116,

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