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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. Much of the work is conducted in the community, through home visits, community clinics and outreach, and other avenues.
A Public Health Nurse (PHN) understands the critical linkage between epidemiological data and clinical understanding of health and illness. PHNs have advanced degrees and are registered nurses.
Contact Public Health Nursing staff at (530) 621-6108
Areas of Public Health Nurse Expertise:
Public Health Nursing staff also provide community nursing services during a disaster, and consultation and presentations on health issues. Health Education Coordinators are trained outreach workers who team up with PHNs to assist families to meet particular health needs.