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  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What type of systems-change or Affordable Care Act (ACA)-related activities that you are working on that are showing positive health outcomes?

    In a recent national survey of public health nurses (PHNs), Edmonds, Campbell & Gilder (2016) categorized survey participants into the following ACA related activities (based on provisions listed in the law, literature review, and expert opinion from leaders in nursing and PHN):

    • 1.       Community health assessments
    • 2.       Integrating primary health care and public health
    • 3.       Involved in ACO
    • 4.       Involved in medical home
    • 5.       Establishing private and public partnerships
    • 6.       Care Coordination
    • 7.       Patient Navigation
    • 8.       Population health data assessment and analysis
    • 9.       Population health strategy
    • 10.   Clinical preventive services
    • 11.   Maternal and child health home visiting

    (Reference:  Edmonds, J. K., Campbell, L. A. and Gilder, R. E. (2016), Public Health Nursing Practice in the Affordable Care Act Era: A National Survey. Public Health Nursing doi:10.1111/phn.12286).

    To share your story:  APHN members can log-in to the APHN website, go to the PHN Success Stories Forum and complete the requested information to share your success story!

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  • Sunday, September 04, 2016 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here is a summary of the Nursing Community coalition’s activity for the months of July and August:

    Title VIII Reauthorization Update
    On July 14, 2016, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.3245). This bill aligns with the legislation introduced by Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) last June, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2713) that currently has 69 cosponsors.


    On July 22, 2016, the NC sent a letter to Secretary Robert McDonald of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expressing support for the VHA’s Proposed Rule (Federal Register Document Number 2016-12338, RIN 2900-AP44) published on May 25, 2016.  In total, 61 NC members signed the comments in support of the VHA’s Proposed Rule to allow all ARPNs serving in the VHA to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Click here to read the letter. 

    The NC held their July monthly meeting on July 5, 2016. There were 33 NC organizations represented for the discussion. The August meeting was cancelled.    

    Social Media
    Twitter: @RN_Community               New Followers: 15                       Total Followers: 275      
    Profile Visits: 102                              Tweet Impressions: 235 

    For more information on the Nursing Community:

  • Friday, July 08, 2016 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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  • Monday, May 02, 2016 11:23 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you Jennifer Cooper for sharing this document!


    State level public health agencies can advocate for school health services and provide school nurse consultant services; and at the local level, nurses in public health and school settings can strategically collaborate to increase their communities' capacity to address population health. Collaboration between public health and school nursing will further both school and public health's mission to assess populations, develop policies, and assure that populations (e.g. school communities) reach their optimal health.

    Read more here

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    Join Me for Twitter Bootcamp and a practice chat with @PHNurse_org April 19!

    A big reason I love social media is because the platforms are a perfect opportunity to leverage awareness of all the innovative and creative work being done by people in my tribe.

    I am very excited to be leading Teach A Nurse to Tweet:  APHN Bootcamp  at 2pm EST on Tuesday, April 19.

    The bootcamp session is designed to introduce you to some basics and get you started with Twitter right away….including some tips on Tweeting at conferences and live events.  During this session, I won’t be convincing you to join the Twitterverse.  So,  if you are looking for more reasons Nurses gain value personally and professionally from Twitter…check out these blog posts :

    Why Nurses Need Twitter – Huffington Post  by @DrCBurton, @MonaShattell, @mclemoremr

    4 Ways You Can Build A Personal Learning Network with Twitter –blog post by @TheSocialNurse

    Immediately following the Bootcamp Webinar, you will have a chance to flex your social media muscles in a practice chat session in real time on Twitter.   If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, this is your chance! It will be a fun, informal chance to practice with a friendly group….and make new friends!

    We’ll start at 3:30pm EST, and the hashtag you will want to follow is #APHNchat.

    If you don’t have a Twitter account yet, but want to get a jump-start ahead of the webinar,  check out my blog post  Teach A Nurse To Tweet, you’ll find some very quick pointers to get you set up in no time!

    The best way to participate in a Twitter chat is to log in to the website and enter the chat hashtag #APHNchat in the prompt box at the top of the page.  There are two great reasons to do this:

    • 1.      The thread will only feature tweets by folks who are joining the #APHNchat
    • 2.      The hashtag #APHNchat will automatically be added to every tweet you post, so you don’t have to remember to add it as you go.

    If you want to try it out ahead of time…go ahead and log in to tweetchat.  I will have some promo tweets already posted for you to check out.  And maybe a couple of surprise visitors will have tweeted too!

    Here’s the cool graphic I’ll be posting on Twitter to promote the chat, so make sure to follow me at either @thesocialnurse or @cbushrn.

    Hope to ‘see’ you Tuesday!


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