The Henry Street Consortium. Creating a Sustainable Partnership between Education and Practice for Population Health ACHNE, June 7, 2008. Bonnie Brueshoff, MSN, PHN Director Dakota County Public Health Department Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, PHN Assistant Professor
Creating a Sustainable Partnership between
Education and Practice
for Population Health
ACHNE, June 7, 2008
Dakota County Public Health Department
Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, PHN
University of Minnesota
Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, PHN
Patricia M. Schoon, MPH, PHN
College of St. Catherine
Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency
Other Community Agencies
The Henry Street Consortium was born.
Minnesota Department of Health Leadership
Task Force Meetings
student learning experiences
Project Example: Asthma Tool Kit for Parish Nurses
Project Example: Head Lice Treatment and Prevention Guidelines
Teen Labor and Delivery Classes
The community-based meeting was a wonderful example of public health officials collaborating with other groups to help solve problems. By having the different communities in the county come together, the County Human Services learned of issues that are important to the community.
Sometimes it is those issues that do not appear on paper that are the issues that are of most relevance to the community. The County Human Services and these community groups develop plans to meet the needs of the community that they serve. The groups represented at the meeting are also great resources to each other and offer each other support.
Project Example: Emergency Preparedness Resource Manual
Project Example: Dental Health
Screening During Pregnancy
Project Example: Teen Parent
Program Client Satisfaction Survey
At the WIC clinic, the public health nurse is unarguably very dedicated, informed, and passionate about her work.
I was able to observe several interactions between the public health nurse and the clients. The public health nurse provided the clients with an array of information that would assist them in ensuring the health of themselves and their children.
There did not seem to be a question that went unanswered or a topic that went without discussion. In addition, the public health nurse demonstrated immense flexibility and sensitivity to cultural and language differences.
when concerned or challenged
Project Example: Revise Survey for
Teen Pregnancy Free Club Participants
Project Example: Latino Health Survey
Early Childhood Screening &
Outreach to African-American Families
10. Incorporates mental, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental aspects of health into assessment, planning, implementation, & evaluation.
Safe Walking Paths
We…began to prepare for this project by doing background research on the problem of obesity, what health problems came from being overweight, and the role of walking in reducing these problems. After that, we planned how we would implement our study…looking at city maps and selecting the routes that we wished to walk.
We also got a standardized survey …. We proceeded to walk each of these paths and mark down the positive and negative attributes of each as we saw them. The data was presented to a group of city officials along with our conclusions so they could have some data to help guide them in the use of their grant money.
Student Project:Analysis of
Minnesota Student Survey
MDH, Public Health Interventions, 2001
All students will have some experience with communities, systems, individuals
All students will have some exposure to home visiting during the PHN clinical or other nursing educational experiences.
Successful Student Experiences Include:
Clinical Learning Activities
Meet the learning needs of students
Reflect community priorities
Are meaningful to students
A level of practice designed to change organizations, policies, laws, and power structures.
A level of practice designed to change community norms, attitudes, awareness, practices, and behaviors.
A level of practice designed to change knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and behaviors of individuals. This practice level is directed to individuals alone or as part of a family, class, or group. Individuals receive services because they have been identified as belonging to a population-at-risk.
Examples of public health nursing student activities available at Public Health Agency
Develop hand-washing curriculum for day care provider organizations.
Provide culturally sensitive health teaching at a health fair in the Hispanic community. The health teaching addresses the health status of the population.
Provides health teaching to pregnant teens during home visits.
Student documentation of health teaching interventions
Population-Based Public Health Nursing Clinical Menu
Health teaching communicates facts, ideas, and skills that change knowledge, attitudes, values, beliefs, behaviors, practices and skills of individuals, families, systems, or communities.