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Florida Association of Public Health Nurses, Inc.

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Causes: Health, Leadership Development, Public Health

Mission: The Florida Association of Public Health Nurses, Inc. provides leadership for the nursing profession and promotes quality health care for consumers through education, advocacy and influencing public health practices in the State of Florida.

Results: Funding of two educational programs in year 2012...no registration fee to members; providing current information applicable to the public duties they perform.

Programs: Educational Programs open to the public and Public Health Nurses with focus on Building Healthier Communities; addressing the increase of comunicable disease, human trafficking and prevention to name a couple.

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Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FAPHN provides excellant opportunities for continued education, advanced education, and service to the community. We had the opportunity to assist our Hispanic community OB patients thru a $1000.00 grant FAPHN offers yearly. My co-workers and I assesed the need of diabetic education in our Hispanic clients of which there was an increasing number of Gestational Diabetics. There were limited choices of teaching aids and books available in Spanish. There were teaching obstacles for those clients who could not read. We were awarded the grant and were able to buy books, pamphlets and teaching aids. We were able to prepare a teaching DVD re Gestational diabetes ( including diet thru our WIC dept.) in English and Spanish. This DVD was used in all 3 of our offices in the county. Furthermore, we were able to prepare a take home information package in Spanish. Consequently, we have had good birth outcomes in those high risk patients. Lynda Camomilli

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with FAPHN during the past two years to promote public health in the state of Florida. Its members hail from around the state, and are the front line professionals assuring the health and well-being of all of the residents of the state. Many have experienced first-hand cuts to their budgets and programs during these difficult financial times, but all work tirelessly to minimize the effects of these cuts on the people they serve. They assist infants and young mothers, make certain that our water is clean, our children are immunized, and our neighborhoods are safe. They come together through FAPHN to share ideas, to support one another, and to recognize excellence in the field. They make a difference every day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAPHN is truly composed of those who care about people. FAPHN members are professionals, who work for public entities rather than for-profit ones. While the members could individually make more money in the private sector, they sacrifice monetary gain for the honor of providing free service to those in need. FAPHN very much needs contributions to further its goals of helping others. There are few other organizations that do so much with so few financial assets. My then-97-year-old mother (who since passed away) was excited to be a speaker at their annual meeting, where she related her experiences working in public health in the early days. Help FAPHN, if you can.

Board Member

Rating: 5

FAPHN (Florida Association of Public Health Nurses) is a great organization, spreading the word on the importance of public health to improving the health of the citizens of Florida. Its members all share a common interest in public/community health and believe in its' value and necessity. In a time when funds are being cut it is vital that those concerned with the public sector of health care work together to ensure its survival.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Florida Assocation of Public Health Nurses is an organization who provides to the community and health agencies information to help make communities medically healthy. It uses many avenues to serve the public. Our organization received a grant from them to improve educational offertings to the local Medical Reserve Corp (MRC). I am proud of the work they do in the state.

Bobbie T.

Board Member

Rating: 4

This icharity has established itself as organization which promotes nursing and an advocate for all the "little People" often forgotten in the health care system. It helps nurses pursue advanced education, trains existing nurses with the goal of helping them improve their practice.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization promotes public health nursing and the benefits to the public from the services that they offer. They put their money where it counts--educating nurses both in undergraduate and post graduate education. Public health as a speciality in nursing is little understood. The passion and committment of this organization does much tto educate the public and others as to what we would be without this group. My experience is first hand as a former board member and current president-elect. Even tough I have retired,I am committed to continuing the fire and passion of this organization which can be found no where else in Florida.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this group since it was fromed from another PHN group. Having been a Board member at first and now a supporting member, this goup has been a positive influence for PHNursing in Florida. The mini grants given to nurses to work on those small dreams that develop into big changes in people's lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Florida Association of Public Health Nurses (FAPHN) Is an outstanding organization. I am proud to say that I have entered my second year of membership. The continuing education programs put on each year by FAPHN are exceptional and quite reasonable. They enable public health nurses to network with colleagues from around the state and beyond. I would highly encourage any nurse interested in public health to join this wonderful organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FPHN is the voice for Public Health Nursing in Florida. The organization provides continuing education, community service, practice references and promotes community health needs. I attended the annual convention which was well organized and beneficial. The newsletters provide timely information on public health issues.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization of Public Health Nurses exists to improve the health of the public through interventions by expert nurses in the public health field. The meetings are FULL of pertinent information and the quarterly newsletter brims with timely public health nursing topics.

Dcoyle

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this organization since its inception and am proud to be a Board member. It is a great resource for education for nurses and has presented several conferences with current and valuable information for nurses working in the community. The information presented online and at conferences is valuable for public health nurses and others interested in the health needs of the public.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

FAPHN is a great organization dedicated to furthering Public Health Nursing. It has provided a forum to recognize excellence in public health nursing practice. Although it if funded totally by the membership, through excellent financial foresight it has been able to provide scholarship assistance and mini grants to enable nurses to provide programs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This association is for nurses who work in public health currently or have an interest in public health. The association publishes quarterly newsletters that keeps the members up to date on issues. The annual conference had excellent presenters and provided the nurses with continuing education credits. Scholarships have been provided to nurses to support advanced nursing education and Mini-Grants have been given for projects that have helped to enhance programs within many Florida communities. The all volunteer Board works diligently to improve status and standing of Public Health Nurses.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The FAPHN organizations mission is to advance public health nursing. This organization is absolutley wonderful bringing together public health nurses from all areas of Florida. FAPHN offers a wide variety of scholorships and awards to its members. This association is a huge asset to the nurses of this great state.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Florida Association of Public Health Nursing is a wonderful organization. The mini-grants and scholarships have been invaluable to those that have sought funds. As public health nursing is all about promoting health and wellness, this organization has a clear focus. Members are proud to be a part of the public health system.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Florida Association of Public Health Nurses (FAPHN) was founded in 2002 by nurses in Florida with an interest in serving families and communities through agencies providing public health services. FAPHN supports the professional nurse by offering individuals scholarship opportunities for advanced degrees in the nursing field. Grant funds are also available for nurses in organizations providing a public health service to their communities. FAPHN also provides conferences and seminars for continuing educational credits in various locations around the state.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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".

disasterheroines400

Board Member

Rating: 5

Florida Assoc. of Public Health Nurses (FAPHN) is funded solely by its members. Members are professional public health nurses, educators, nutrtionists, student nurses with focus in public health and associate members of the healthcare community supporting FAPHN's mission and vision. Since its' beginning December 2002, FAPHN has distributed 9 scholarships to individuals studying for their Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and to 5 working towards their advanced degree in nursing. This is a total of $8,000. FAPHN helps public health nurses with initiatives in providing services to their communities and in 6 years has paid $22,000 toward 20 projects. FAPHN is an organization worthy of your support. Without public health where would our communities be? For the record, all officers are volunteers. FAPHN does not have any paid staff.