History of PHNAC

2010: Established the Practice Council.

September, 2009: PHNAC adopted a project by Regional Institute of Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) to establish the Practice Council. It includes 15 diverse members who represented  all of the EPR 9-hazard regions, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, CDPHE, Colorado Nurses Association, and academia, as well as four workgroups (PHN competencies, Practice and Advocacy, Practice and Research, Support and Development).

March 2, 2000: The membership of CCNA unanimously voted to become the Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado, adopting by-laws, setting up committees, and planning executive meetings to implement the change.

November 25, 1991: Incorporation as Colorado Counties Nurses Association in Craig, CO

1982-1983: Award established by CCNA to recognize outstanding commitment by a rural public health nurse

1981-1982: CCNA became actively involved in pending legislation

1977-1978: Norma Rogers of Elbert County was elected as the first president of the Colorado County Nurses Association (CCNA)