PHN Advocacy
  • Did you know?  Download this set of slides as a fantastic resource for talking about the public health nursing profession.
  • You can also take a look at this set of slides - presented by the PHNPC Advocacy Workgroup at the 2012 Public Health in the Rockies Conference
  • And be sure to download these handy business cards, both front and back, to make sure you have the right message on you at all times.
New Public Health Nursing Brochure Available!

The Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado (PHNAC), the Public Health Nurse Practice Council (PHNPC), and the Colorado Public Health Nursing Leaders (CPHNL) have worked extremely hard to put together this excellent brochure on Public Health Nursing!  The brochure includes sections such as What is Public Health Nursing and A Day in the Life of a Public Health Nurse.  The brochure is provided for you in three different formats via the links below.

► PHN Brochure Version 1 (best for viewing online or linking from a website)
► PHN Brochure Version 2 (best for printing from desktop/personal printers)
► PHN Brochure Version 3 (best for professional printers)

Help Us make a Healthier Nation

On December 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the Nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention.  Read more...

EPR Competencies for Public Health Nurses

The Colorado Public Health Nurse Competency Sets have been created to facilitate the development of a competent public health nurse workforce. Please review the following materials:

• Colorado Public Health Nurse Competency Sets User Guide
Synopsis of Public Health Nurse Roles
• EPR Domain 1 Tool
• EPR Domain 2 Tool
• EPR Domain 3 Tool
• EPR Domain 4 Tool

Professional Development Corner

Your colleagues are being published!  Check these links for some great resources.

►  Beam, Rita J.; O'Brien, Ruth A.; Neal, Michelle.  "Reflective Practice Enhances Public Health Nurse Implementation of Nurse-Family Partnership."  Public Health Nursing.  Vol. 27. Number 2.

PH Act of 2008 Resources

SB 08-194, the Public Health Act authorizes the Office of Planning and Partnerships of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to create a Statewide Public Health Improvement Plan, including core services and standards that will set priorities for the public health system in Colorado, and will provide the basis for local public health improvement plans.

Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification Exam

The Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification Exam (formerly the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public/Community Health Certification Exam), now has a new name, expanded eligibility options, two options for credentials, and the ease of computer-based testing.

  • More information
  • Apply today!
2012 National Preparedness Report

FEMA and its partners released the 2012 National Preparedness Report (NPR) identifying significant progress the nation has made in areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Overall the Report found that the nation has increased its collective preparedness, not only from external threats, but also for natural and technological hazards.

  • 2012 National Preparedness Report 
  • National Preparedness Report Fact Sheet
Collaborate for Healthy Weight

Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a national initiative where primary care providers, public health professionals, and leaders of community-based organizations are working together as never before, using quality improvement methods to reverse the obesity epidemic in communities across the country.

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