WHO is a Public Health Nurse?

WHAT does PHNAC mean to you?

HOW do we practice in Colorado?

A public health nurse is a leader in public health, using nursing, social, and public health sciences to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
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The Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado is the nursing association for professional nurses who are committed to the advancement of public health nursing. 
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The Public Health Nurse Practice Council represents and promotes public health nursing practice within Colorado through a strong and unified statewide voice
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What's Happening Now

National Public Health Week 2015

National Public Health Week is a time to unite around a critical public health issue and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier and healthier lives. These associations need your help to make NPHW a success in Colorado.

The Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA), Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA), Colorado Society for Public Health Education (COSOPHE) and Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado (PHNAC) are once again planning local events to celebrate NPHW, including networking events in the following locations:

  • Screening: Raising of America in Fort Collins
    Monday April 6, 2015
  • Screening: Are We Crazy About Our Kids/Wounded Places in Durango
    Tuesday April 7, 2015
  • Screening: Raising of America in Denver
    Wednesday April 8, 2015
  • Cherry Creek Trail Clean Up/Happy Hour in Denver
    Friday April 10, 2015

For more details, visit the RSVP.


Save the Date for the Next New Public Health Nurse Orientation

Download the invitation and mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the day before Public Health in the Rockies.


NEW Featured Resources


Comments or questions regarding nursing leadership at CDPHE?

Please contact any one of the following public health nurse leaders:


The 2015 Public Health in the Rockies Call for Abstracts is OPEN

Submit by April 18th, 2015. Click the button below to find out more.