NJNI’s 6th Annual Meeting

April 10, 2015

New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s 6th Annual Meeting, in partnership New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC) and New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), will be held on April 10th, 2015. This year’s theme: Coming Into Focus: The Big Picture of Population Health and the Direction of Nursing Education.

NJNI’s Annual Meeting will focus on the current health care shift towards population health and the necessary skillsets needed by future nurses for competency in community-based care and data utilization and its translation for the advancement of nursing education in the state.

Keynote Speaker:

Donald Schwarz, MD, MBA, MPH, Director, Catalyzing Demand for Healthy Places and Practices, RWJF will present the challenges in impacting population health from a base in health care institutions.  What can nurses do to affect the large social and environmental factors that shape health?  Dr. Schwarz will illustrate what can be done to make communities healthier using examples from illustrations from Philadelphia and its fight to address heart disease and cancer risks.  He will address the role that health care providers, and especially nurses, can have in promoting a Culture of Health where every person in our country has an opportunity to live a healthier life.


Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Adviser for Nursing, RWJF will present on the Future of Nursing, Campaign for Action – National Perspective.

Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Co-Lead NJAC will present on the Future of Nursing, Campaign for Action – New Jersey Perspective.

Pam Dickson, MBA, Associate Vice President for Targeted Teams, RWJF will present on the Culture of Health by RWJF.

Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN, PhD, Co-Director County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will explore population health models, data and tools to understand the health of your community, and nursing roles in advancing population health.

Panel Discussion with Leadership of NJNI, NJAC, and NJHI.

Please contact Nina Raoji, NJNI Program Coordinator, at nraoji@NJHA.com with any questions.