APHN's Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Fairness and Respect

The Association of Public Health Nurses’ commitment to equity, inclusion, fairness and respect for human dignity are cornerstones of our professional practice. According to the ANA Code of Ethics, Interpretive Statement 8.2, “Ethics, human rights and nursing converge as a formidable instrument of promoting social justice and human diplomacy that can be amplified by collaboration with other health professionals…. Human rights must be diligently protected and promoted…..”

Promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences is the backbone of PHN Practice. When issues arise that threaten these longstanding tenets of our profession, we believe we must work purposefully to resolve them and uphold the principles that guide our work.

Our country has reached the grim milestone of over 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. A disproportionate burden in essential service provision, illness and death has been borne by Black, Latinx, Immigrant and Indigenous peoples as a result of this virus. These disparities cannot be explained by differences in co-morbidities, education, or income. In addition, we have witnessed the outrage, indignation and fear expressed all across the world fueled by the searing videotaped images of a Black man – George Floyd- being killed before our very eyes by a member of law enforcement.

The system of racism is killing, injuring and disenfranchising people. Racism is a public health emergency. Each one of us is part of the system and we have a professional and ethical duty to make positive changes. The way we change the system is to work to dismantle it.



Help APHN Continue to Serve

 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.





 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 today!

APHN Seeks Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of APHN’s 2021 Annual Conference, “Moving from Data to Action: Evidence-Based Public Health Nursing.”  Additional details and registration for sponsors and exhibitors is available here.