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Public Health Nursing Section American Public Health Association November, 2006. Marjorie Buchanan, MS, RN Chairperson Public Health Nursing Section American Public Health Association. Mission. The mission of the PHN/APHA Section is to enhance the health of population groups through the

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    1. Public Health Nursing SectionAmerican Public Health AssociationNovember, 2006 Marjorie Buchanan, MS, RN Chairperson Public Health Nursing Section American Public Health Association

    2. Mission The mission of the PHN/APHA Section is to enhance the health of population groups through the application of nursing knowledge to the community.

    3. StandardsThe Foundation for PHN Practice, Education, Research and Advocacyin Both Health and NursingNovember, 2006 Marjorie Buchanan, MS, RN Chairperson Public Health Nursing Section American Public Health Association

    4. For Members Voice & Visibility Ideas/Knowledge Exchange APHA & Section Collaboration History/Tradition Repository Continuing education PH & Nursing Alliances For Public Health Perspective Positions Partnerships Practice Excellence Programs & Services Policy & Research Section PHN Activities

    5. Section Strategic Priorities Principles, Positions, and Action in: • Environmental Health • Health Disparities • Social justice • Students • Workforce

    6. 2006 Scope and Standards Through the PHN Section Lens Public Health and Nursing in the 21st Century • New &ongoing public health threats • Challenges to the public health infrastructure • Collaborating across a wide range of stakeholders • Heightened levels of preparedness • A PHN research agenda • PHN workforce competence & numbers • Sustainable funds for population health program

    7. We have: Strong knowledge/skills Strong evidence base Strong public trust Strongviews Strong leaders We need: Stronger PHN positions Stronger PHN presence Stronger public voice Strongerresponse capacity Stronger pro-active role Vision, Voice and Visibility

    8. 2006 Scope & StandardsNext Steps • Endorse 2006 Scope & Standards • Update PHN Definition & Core Competencies • Encourage Certification • Advance PHN Section Positions • Organize for Pro-Action and Rapid Response

    9. Contact Information Marjorie Buchanan, RN, MS Community/ Public Health Nursing Coordinator University of Maryland School of Nursing PH: 410-706-5554 FX: 410-706-0253 EM: Mbuch003@son.umaryland.edu www.apha.org/PHNSecton

    10. Public Health Nursing SectionAmerican Public Health AssociationNovember, 2006 Marjorie Buchanan, MS, RN Chairperson Public Health Nursing Section American Public Health Association