About APHN

The Association of Public Health Nurses works to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by fostering high public health nursing practice standards, promoting and providing educational opportunities, and advancing the public health nursing role.

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Shirley Orr
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Million Hearts Initiative

Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.


The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and is the place for nurses to gather essential environmental health information, connect with other nurses, and join in the activities of ANHE.

Weight of the Nation

Bringing together the nation’s leading research institutions, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. Get more information.

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action marks the implementation phase of the landmark study and report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and RWJF. The study occurred over two years and resulted in a robust report and recommendations outlining ways nursing can contribute to an improved American health care delivery system.

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