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National Institute for Nursing Research

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The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. To achieve this mission, NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness, research that spans and integrates the behavioral and biological sciences, and that develops the scientific basis for clinical practice. NINR’s Strategic Plan: Advancing Science, Improving Lives, focuses on areas of science in which the health needs are greatest, and in which NINR-supported research can have the largest impact. It is organized around four areas of scientific focus: symptom science, wellness, self-management of chronic conditions, and end-of-life and palliative care. Two other areas, promoting innovation and developing the nurse scientists of the 21st century, are emphasized in all areas of NINR’s research programs. The Plan is intended to be a living document, one which can be adapted as new opportunities and challenges arise.

NINR Strategic Plan

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Acceleration Studies Foundation

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The Acceleration Studies Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaged in outreach, education, research, and selective advocacy with respect to issues and processes of accelerating change. The organization helps communities, companies, and individuals improve their foresight capacity (innovation, creativity, strategy, planning, forecasting, and security) with respect to  - accelerating technological change. The objectives of the organization are 1) To promote a critical understanding of accelerating processes of planetary change, in service to societal, professional and personal evolutionary development. 2) To improve the methods individuals and organizations use to create, manage, and predict the future by advancing the emerging disciplines of acceleration studies, evolutionary development studies, and strategic foresight. 3) To broadly help individuals, organizations, and society to discover and create a future of "exponential promise".

Acceleration Studies Foundation

Future Salon Network

Foresight Education

Metaverse Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web

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Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
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Community Collaborations Works in Progress

Alliance of Nurses For a Healthy Environment (ANHE)

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The Mission of ANHE: Promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy. There are three work groups in this organization. The Education Work Group is developing curriculum materials for nursing schools and for continuing education. The Practice Work Group is sharing resources for nurses who are “greening” their hospitals and other health care facilities, as well as developing best practices and model policies to decrease unnecessary environmental exposures in our workplaces. They are also exploring standard practices that recognize environmental exposures as a determinant of health. The Research Work Group is also promoting more nurse researchers in this area, mentoring new researchers, and sharing information about funding sources. The Policy/Advocacy Work Group is addressing environmental health policies at the state and national level and helping to mobilize the nursing community to support policies that encourage citizen knowledge about potential hazards through “right to know mechanisms”, reduce/eliminate known and suspected hazardous chemicals that are in our air, water, food, soil, and products.

Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment

Environmental Health in Nursing E-Text Book

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American Creativity Association (ACA)

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The mission of the  American Creativity Association (ACA) is to enhance the use of creativity throughout our society to better the human condition. To  realize its mission, the ACA provides forums for the exchange ideas; opportunities for networking and fellowship; and supports a clearing house for information on the state of the art in creativity research and practice. Explore the breadth and depth of the creativity resources the association has aggregated. Consider how creative thinking strategies can be used to promote foresight leadership, create scenarios and contribute to desired futures. 

Creativity Resources

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American Medical Informatics Association and Nursing Informatics Work Group

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AMIA is a community committed to the vision of a world where informatics transforms people’s care. Over the last 35 years, the use of informatics has grown exponentially to improve health and to make better healthcare decisions. Today, informatics is the key to accelerating the current goals of healthcare reform. Data produced throughout health and healthcare is the driving force of informatics and its ability to innovate critical advancements that directly benefit people. AMIA’s members are critical to discovering these insights, which is why AMIA is committed to be the professional home for the informaticians of today and the driver of informatics’ future. There is a vibrant and active Nursing Informatics works group within the organization that is shaping the future of nursing informatics and data science applications to health and health care.

 

Nursing Informatics Work Group

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An Educator’s Guide: Realistic and creative tools for thinking about the future

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Students' views about the future often guide their actions, mindsets, and sense of agency in the world. Based on a report called "Building Agency in the Face of Uncertainty," this resource is an easy-to-implement but significant tool to start the conversation with students about their futures.

 

An Educator’s Guide: Realistic and creative tools for thinking about the future

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Anticipating the Future Course University of Arizona

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Developed and maintained by Roger Caldwell, a retired professor at the University of Arizona this on line resource is a course about anticipating the future. Class activities are structured as tutorials and tours (with possible side trips on your own) or seminars (in depth presentations). Includes links to short courses on relevant topics. Futures resources, futures organizations, and viewpoints of selected futurists as well as basic reference material and case histories as well as references, glossaries and book reviews. A very useful resource that has been curated over time. 

University of Arizona Anticipating the Future Course 

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
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ASAE ForesightWorks

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The world in which associations operate is changing fast, and your organization’s leaders need to understand the external forces that could make or break its future success. Scanning the environment for strong, weak, and emerging drivers of change is critical to leading and managing your organization—or your corner of it. A collection of ASAE resources, powered by evidence-based research conducted by the ASAE Foundation, is designed to help you and your board envision and plan for the future while monitoring and acting in the present.

ASAE ForesightWorks is a deliberate, evidence-based research initiative and emerging line of products designed to be your partner in environmental scanning and planning for change. The program will provide you with a continual stream of intelligence about anticipated trends, tools to help you use the strategic intelligence in your work, and opportunities to engage.

The program’s mission is to empower you to create a culture of foresight in your association—not only by providing major trend analyses, but also by giving you and your volunteer leaders the tools and processes you need to practice scanning on your own.

Learn why associations need to practice foresight:

ASAE ForesightWorks

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theory and concepts
environmental scanning and trend analysis

ASQ- Global Quality

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As multinational organizations and international outsourcing assume central positions in the business world, quality strategies and concepts are spreading quickly around the world as well. The growing popularity of methodologies such as Six Sigma and international quality management standards demonstrate this growth.

Not all systems and standards can be transplanted from country to country without some adjustments, however. Quality practitioners should be aware of a few enduring challenges to the global progress of quality:

  • Training programs for new methodologies and concepts often do not spread into new geographical areas as quickly as the demand for programs does.
  • Differences in economic conditions such as labor costs, inflation and proximity of raw materials can mean certain improvement efforts and tactics are more suitable to some countries than others.
  • Comprehensive information-sharing, metrics-tracking and documentation systems within multinational corporations must overcome language and communications barriers.
  • Cultural differences in management styles and employee relations mean some team-based initiatives may need to be customized for different countries.

As quality continues to advance around the world, more support organizations have formed to assist practitioners. Countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America currently have member organizations in ASQ’s WorldPartner program, which establishes partnerships among professional membership societies to meet quality needs worldwide.

 

ASQ Global Quality

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Awakening Social Capital

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Social capital is the stock we place in personal networks and relationships among people. Social capital is the glue that holds people together to facilitate collective action and access resources. Cohen and Prusak (2001) define social capital as “the stock of active connections among people; the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible.” Cohen and Prusak believe social capital is the stuff that makes organizations work. The essence of social capital is civic engagement embedded in a network of reciprocal social relationships. How do we encourage professional civic engagement? Maybe learning more about social capital will help give it voice in professional discourse More information about social capital is available at www.infed.org/biblio/social_capital.htm.

Awakening Social Capital

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