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3rd Annual Arizona Action Coalition Summit: Transforming Arizona to a Culture of Health
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When: Friday, April 8, 2016
9:20am - 1:30pm
Where: Arizona Community Foundation
2201 East Camelback Rd
Suite 405B
Phoenix, AZ  85016

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The Arizona Action Coalition (AZAC) was established in March 2012 for the purpose of guiding implementation of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing report in Arizona. The IOM report provides a blueprint for transforming the nursing profession to improve health care and meet needs of diverse populations. The AZAC has been working with the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) to address challenges facing nursing. CCNA is a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP.


For more general information about the Arizona Action Coalition and the hard work being done, please visit


General Information

The Annual Summit brings together nurses, healthcare workers, and community supporters to discuss the current work being done and shape the work the AzAC will do moving forward.

This year, topics include:
  • Celebration of Success: Update on the Work of the Arizona Action Coalition
    • Nurse Residency Programs
    • Achieving 80% BSN by 2020
    • Leadership Opportunities
    • Nurses on Boards
    • Practicing to the top of the RN Scope
    • Diversity and Mentorship
    • Nursing Workforce Data: Current & Future
  • Protecting Our Patients/Serving Our Communities: The Journey to APRN Full Practice Authority in Arizona
  • Building A Culture of Health in Arizona: Leveraging the Wisdom of RNs (with Case Presentation)


Download a Brochure/Agenda Here (PDF). Feel free to share widely.



Registration Times & Fees

Event Begins at 9:45am

Registration Opens at 9:20am

Parking is very limited, pleas plan to carpool, use UBER, or public transportation



$30 Registration Fee -

Includes a box lunch. AzAC is proud to serve Boxed Lunches from local Arizona non-profit Helpings Cafe, a social enterprise that provides fresh, hand crafted baked goods, artisan salads and sandwiches while providing comprehensive training programs to individuals in crisis.



Continuing Nursing Education

2.75 nursing continuing education contact hours will be provided.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.


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