Public Health Policy Committee

Roles of the Committee:

Guided by the APHN mission to shape the role of public health nursing within the specialty of population health and to educate and advocate for policies and practices that advance the practice of public health nursing to promote the public’s health, the APHN Public Health Policy Committee works to:

1.  Identify opportunities for APHN to be the voice for Public Health Nursing at the national level.

2.  Advise the APHN Board on important legislation related to public health nursing and the health of the public. 

3.  Educate the APHN membership on their role in advocacy and policy change.

3.  Advocate for policies that promote the role of the public health nurse and the health of the public.