Public/Population Health Nursing
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the status and uses of measures and measurement in the work of improving population health. Participants explored existing and emerging population health metric sets and characteristics of metrics necessary for stakeholder action across multiple sectors. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
PEHSU Educational Opportunities for Nursing Students, Faculty, and Practitioners
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) is an interconnected system of specialists located throughout North America who respond to question from public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, and the public about the impacts of environmental factors on the health of children and reproductive-age adults. Read more about PEHSU. PEHSU’s National Classroom offers a variety of free educational opportunities that include the ability to obtain continuing education. View a chart outlining learning opportunities for nursing students, faculty, and practitioners. To access online classes and webinars, please visit the National Classroom.
Five Year Cooperative Agreement with APIH
AACN established a five-year cooperative agreement titled Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help build capacity in the public health nursing workforce. The agreement began on August 15, 2012, with the CDC’s Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office awarding AACN funding to support faculty development in the area of population health and connect nursing students with hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice. Read more
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the availability of funds to develop a series of interprofessional problem-based case studies in population health for public health and clinical health professions students. The case study series must include three one-hour problem-solving case study exercises and a reflection exercise that draws parallels between the three CDC initiatives and how the learner can apply the information to clinical or public health practice to lead change. Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM PT on January 20, 2017. Learn more at APTR's website.
Award Winners Announced for the Innovation in Baccalaureate and Graduate Population Health Curriculum
AACN and CDC are pleased to announce the winners of the Innovation in Baccalaureate and Graduate Population Health Curriculum Awards. These awards recognize Schools of Nursing for their outstanding curriculum that increases or enhances the population/public health content in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs as an essential part of nursing education. Read more
AACN and CDC Announce Recipient of Workforce Improvement Project Award
The integration of primary care and public health has been recognized as a cornerstone strategy to improve individual and community health outcomes and advance population health, such as in emergency preparedness and response. In order to impact community health outcomes while appropriately identifying and mitigating outbreaks, the emerging clinical health workforce will need practice in environments that necessitates the understanding of and skills in leveraging partnerships. Currently, there is a need to broaden and embed knowledge and appreciation of the value of population health improvement in students and build and foster collaborative interdisciplinary trainings environments.
In support of this need, AACN and the CDC are pleased to announce the University of Missouri – St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University, and St. Louis University Schools of Nursing as the recipient of the Workforce Improvement Project (WIP) titled Academic/Practice Partnerships to Impact Population Health in Chronic Disease and Emergency Response. This award of $145,000 serves to build collaborations between academic medical centers, schools of public health, state innovation model sites, state/local health departments, and health systems in the cities of Baltimore and St. Louis and provide training environments that promote a public and population health approach in their curriculum and training pedagogy.
This WIP opportunity is provided through the AACN/CDC Academic Partnership Cooperative Agreement, a federally funded cooperative agreement intended to create opportunities for the higher education community to collectively meet the challenges of improving the population’s health. This program is designed to facilitate the development of qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced students and emerging health professionals for public health practice in governmental, health care, or other settings.
The AACN/CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Doctor of Nursing Evidence-Based Projects funding opportunity. These two $10,000 project grants are intended to support evidence-based projects that contribute to population health outcomes. Read more about the recipients.
The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, the Core Competencies reflect foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health. These competencies are organized into eight domains, reflecting skill areas within public health, and three tiers, representing career stages for public health professionals. To view the compentenices, visit www.phf.org/resourcestools/pages/core_public_health_competencies.aspx.
AACN and CDC Partner to Advance the Public Health Nursing Workforce
AACN has received the third year of funding for the five-year cooperative agreement titled Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help build capacity in the public health nursing workforce. Through this collaborative initiative, the CDC’s Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office continues to support faculty development in the area of population health and connect nursing students with hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice.
This landmark agreement marks the first time that a national nursing organization has been invited to partner with the CDC in a manner consistent with arrangements in place for associations representing physicians and public health professionals. For more than 10 years, the CDC has maintained cooperative agreements with the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Prevention Teaching and Research, and the Association of Schools of Public Health to support public health workforce development. AACN is proud to be included among these organizations and welcomes opportunities to work with our colleagues on advancing public health initiatives, including the Quad Council for Public Health Nursing Organizations and the Council on Linkages, which has recently added AACN as an organizational member.
The third year of the AACN-CDC cooperative agreement continues to drive improvement of health outcomes by strengthening academia’s connection to public health practice through:
- improved integration of public health concepts into nursing education programs
- increased hands-on experience for students working with communities and public health partners
- an expanded fellowship model that opens the door for field placements in health agencies and communities
- fostering inter-professional collaboration and learning in health professional education
- providing options for workforce improvement projects proposed by CDC program offices
- providing funding opportunities for small impact evaluation grants
For additional information, please contact Allison Jacobs, AACN’s CDC Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.