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PHN Section mid-year meeting dates are February 17-18, 2012 in Washington, DC. Please RSVP to Alex Garcia, Section Secretary, by Friday, January 6th.
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Committees and Task Forces
Current and new member opportunities to serve on various committees and task forces continues to be on going section need. Any section member interested serving on any of the Section committees can contact the specific Committee Chairperson. The PHN section is always in need of individuals who are willing to serve. The diversity of the membership involvement can only lead to a stronger voice for public health. Individual participation affords one the opportunity to develop or use skills that one may not have a chance to utilize in one’s day-to-day activities. Please see committee roster or leadership roster for specific email address of the chair.
Environmental Health Practice Recommendations for Community/Public Health Nurses
The Public Health Nursing Section adopted Environmental Health Principles and Recommendations for Public Health Nursing at the 2005 Annual Meeting. They have been endorsed by the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations and can be found on the PHN Section website, along with the websites of ASTDN and ACHNE. ANA is using these Principles and Recommendations as a foundation for their work to develop Environmental Health Principles for Nursing.
This work recognizes the significant risks to human health posed by environment hazards. There has been a longstanding need to rebuild the bridge between public and environmental health in efforts to improve health status. These Principles reflect a most important step in that process. Active integration of environmental health into public health nursing practice, education, research, and advocacy is strongly encouraged. Strategies for that process are noted in the Recommendations put forth by the Environmental Health Task Force, and will be futher detailed in the years ahead. For details, read this Word document.
The work continued in 2006 with another grant from Health Care Without Harm, in the Task Force's efforts to develop a Greenprint for Action based on the 2005 Principles and Recommendations. For details click here. GreenprintforActionProjectSummary06
Inter-Sectional Linkages Through our New PHN Section Liaisons
The PHN Section is launching a new initiative to foster linkages and collaboration with other APHA Sections. Neither structural recognition nor strategies for inter-sectional relationships exist within APHA beyond co-sponsorship of Annual Meeting Sessions. Since this is a vital part of the PHN role, the Section is developing a new PHN Section Liaison role. Members who have particular interests in the work of another Section can serve as communication and collaboration facilitators with that Section. Beth Lamanna, will coordinate this effort at this point, but perhaps others with a focus on communication and collaboration would like to help in this endeavor. Four active PHN Section members have assumed Liaison roles to date:
• Rita Lourie of Temple University with the Environment Section
• Joyce Edmonds of Emory University with the MCH Section
• Louise Ivanov of the University of North Carolina Greensboro – with the International Section
• Johanna Holsten with the University of Pennsylvania with the Food and Nutrition Section.
See leadership section for alphabetical listing of committees and liaison groups. They are reaching out to establish formal relationships and a named counterpart in these Sections. Reports on this new initiative will be posted as availble.