‘People Power’ drives Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition

Originally posted by on The Patterson Foundation Initiative News Blog

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) is a group of people working together for a common goal. SNAC is focused on creating something new through the strength of collective people power; people who are developing “connective tissue” to create new realities. It has grown from the passion of a few to a coalition with 20 members and a variety of teams, workgroups and task forces working together to achieve a mission.

Here is how they are doing it:

Its Inception – SNAC began in 2013. Jan Mauck, Chief Nursing Officer at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, was inspired to bring the work of the Florida Action Coalition and national Campaign for Action to our region. She was inspired to support the vision that nursing can contribute to an improved health care system. Jan reached out to Charles Baumann, a community member and partner at Kerkering Barberio, who became passionate about the improvement of patient care outcomes.

Triad Model – Jan and Charles began connecting and engaging leaders from academic institutions, health-care employers and the community members to join SNAC work. Representatives from the three sectors became the core construct of SNAC because the voice, participation, and engagement of individuals from all three sectors are essential for lasting change.

Initiative Consultant – Debra Jacobs and Michael Corley of The Patterson Foundation learned of SNAC’s vision and saw the opportunity to support this body of work with an initiative consultant to provide strategic and directional support. The consultant’s role is to be a “guide on the side” as an objective third party, maintain focus, and amplify … Continue Reading  http://impact.blog.thepattersonfoundation.org/people-power-drives-suncoast-nursing-action-coalition/