Currently the RIAC seeks to expand the impact of two projects that will advance the IOM pillars of nursing in Rhode Island and align within RWJF’s Culture of Health framework. More specifically, RIAC aims to focus this project on reducing stigma and increasing clinical and community-approaches to “whole-person health” to transform Rhode Island’s health system.

To learn more about the Building a Culture of Whole-Person Health, A Stigma-Reduction project, email


Within the pretext of our mission and aligned with our core values, RIAC’s main bodies of work fall within four strategic priorities:

  1. Empowering Community and Cross-Sector Leadership—such as efforts to increase nurse representation on local boards and commissions as well as support formal leadership development opportunities.

  2. Enhancing Interprofessional Education and Training—such as efforts to pilot contextualized education for nurses in community-based primary care roles and dissemination of effective team practices.

  3. Facilitating Clinical Practice Quality Improvement—such as efforts to focus on both the physical and behavioral health of patients in all care settings as well as improve the integration of geriatric training through long-term care setting placements and improvement projects.

  4. Partnering to Sustain a Culture of Health—such as local fundraising efforts as well as higher-level engagement in proposed policy, workforce, and systems changes and the hosting of speaker series.


If you or your organization would like to become a member of the Rhode Island Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing.

Or, if you or a colleague would like to participate in one or more of our working groups, you can sign-up here.

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