Public Health Nursing 3.0

The mission of Public Health 3.0 is to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy, by expanding the focus on social and environmental determinants of health to achieve health equity. Communities across the country are demonstrating how this can be achieved, with local governmental public health in the lead and with public health nurses playing important roles.  This is Public Health Nursing 3.0!  Join and engage in APHN to learn more and advance your PHN 3.0 practice.

Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic response efforts have strained public health resources nationally and contributed to a financial strain on APHN operations. 

Please help APHN in our Fundraising efforts by making a donation towards our $25,000.00 fundraising goal for APHN operations.  Donations can be made on the APHN website by clicking the "Donate" button. No donation is too small.  

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 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Our colleagues at CDC are continuously providing updated information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak through the CDC website.  APHN encourages all public health nurses to monitor this site regularly, and to be equipped to inform the public and partners with accurate information.

CDC Coronavirus Link

Congratulations to Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix

APHN Congratulates Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix on becoming the Chief Nurse Officer on October 1, 2019. As Chief Nurse, RADM Mix will advise the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of nurse professionals, and will be responsible for providing leadership to Commissioned Corps and civilian nurses.

With more than 20 years in nursing as a clinician, public health practitioner, educator, and emergency manager, RADM Mix has made stellar contributions to nursing and public health throughout her career. She was commissioned into the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) in 2006 as a public health analyst at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). At HRSA, RADM Mix mobilized the nursing community to increase awareness of the need for nursing workforce diversity, designed strategies to increase retention and graduation rates for nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and developed programs to increase access to care for underserved communities.

RADM Mix maintains licensure as a Registered Nurse and is a board-certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from Hampton University and completed her Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University. RADM Mix received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with a focus on educational leadership, from Case Western Reserve University and remains linked to nursing education through adjunct faculty appointments in graduate nursing education. At every opportunity, RADM Mix is a champion for USPHS nurses, nursing as a profession, and nurses’ contributions to improving health for all. 

 APHN Seeks Founding Organizational Partners

APHN has created opportunities for organizations to join forces with APHN as founding organizational sponsors, to support and enhance the work of APHN to advance 21st Century Public Health Nursing Practice. Click here for information about organizational sponsorship opportunities. Commit your partnership by December 31st for the best rates of the season!

APHN Seeks Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of APHN’s 2020 Annual Conference, “Moving from Data to Action: Evidence-Based Public Health Nursing.”  Additional details and registration for sponsors and exhibitors is available here