PHN News and Views

APHN Coffee Break - January 31, 2022
Sorrow & Strength: Moving Beyond "Normal"
Sorrow & Strength (2).mp4 Recording

Presentation Slides

APHN Position Statements
APHN Emergency Preparedness and Response Interim Statement (November 2023)
APHN Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Plan (April 2019)
APHN PHN Value (2016)
APHN Role of PHN in Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery (2015)

Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
APHN applauds the newly-released Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report highlighting the value of community and public health nursing.  The related Report Brief “Valuing Community and Public Health Nurses” discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the important role of nurses not only in caring for the sick but in working to “contain and limit infection”.  Community and public health nurses know that “infection” takes many forms, including structural bias and racism and social and economic inequities.  Community and public health nurses are innovative in approaching and addressing inequities and the ongoing needs of our communities.

With the challenge of creating a path to health equity, this new report recommends investing in resources and funding to increase the number of community and public health nurses and establishing a national nursing workforce commission to track progress and develop further recommendations for preparing nurses to address the social determinants of health and advance health equity.

Long COVID:  The Pandemic Aftermath

Rita Smith, DNP, MPH, APRN, NP-C, Statewide Nursing Director, Florida Department of Health
Smith Rita Long Covid Article FLNursQ 2021 APHN Post 121521.pdf

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.