Florida Association of Public Health Nurses, Inc.
February 1, 2011
The FAPHN organization has had for it's mission the focus of advancing public health nursing. Public health nursing has a long and rich history and the citizens and visitors of our state benefit from what we do! I have been a Board member for several years and served as President for one year. What a great experience and opportunity to meet colleagues not only in nursing but in other areas that support public health. I have liked the disaster preparedness and response and the maternal child health side of public health. Young nurses who choose this path would be greatly rewarded in satisfaction of doing a "greater good".
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Education efforts on public health issues from disease surveillance to flouride treatments.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Seek creative ways to add members and solicit support from corporations and businesses that reap benefits from a healthy public.
Board Member & Served in special needs shelters and educated communities about health risks and healthy lifestyles and caring for children wiht special health care needs.