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Make Life Better Be a Public Health Nurse What Is Public Health Nursing? Public Health Nursing Is the Practice of Promoting and Protecting the Health of Populations Using Knowledge From Nursing, Social, and Public Health Sciences. American Public Health Association,

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make life better

Make Life Better

Be a Public Health Nurse

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Public Health Nursing Is the Practice of Promoting and Protecting the Health of Populations Using Knowledge From Nursing, Social, and Public Health Sciences.

American Public Health Association,

Public Health Nursing Section, 1996

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Most Nurses Impact the Health of Individuals One at a Time

Public Health Nurses Impact the Health of Entire Communities

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Public Health Nurses Work in numerous locations in thecommunity
  • Their work is varied, flexible and autonomous
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Public Health Nurses…
  • Respond to emergencies including infectious diseases and natural/man-made disasters
  • Provide preventative health services to reduce the rate of disease
  • Teach groups of people about

how they can be healthy

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Public Health Nurses…
  • Track occurring communicable disease and help people get treatment
  • Organize health fairs and preventative health screening
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Public Health Nurses…
  • Work with schools regarding health and development of students
  • Educate the community about environmental issues such as food safety, lead, and clean air and water
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Public Health Nurses…
  • Collaborate with advisory boards and

coalitions to promote health

  • Participate in monitoring health care institutions to assure quality care is provided
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Public Health Nurses…
  • Link people to community programs and services
  • Advocate for people who need assistance
  • Participate in developing policies and quality assurance activities
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Public Health Nurses…
  • Work with business and industry

to help their employees be healthier

  • Assist individuals with special needs such as the elderly, disabled and children.
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Public Health Nurses are Employed by:

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (MDHSS) and City or County Agencies in the Community.

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Contact ---

The Department of Health & Senior Services at www.dhss.mo.gov

or call 573-751-6170

Or

The Local Public Health Department in Your Community

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