PHN Orientation and Resource Guide - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Public Health Nurse Orientation and Resource Guide

The Orientation and Resource Guide is a joint effort of the Minnesota Public Health Nurse Practice Council and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Health Partnership Division. The Orientation Guide identifies a number of subject/topic areas that are critical for public health nurses to have a basic understanding of and includes a compendium of related resources. The orientation plan incorporates a variety of methodologies and experiences utilizing the expertise of resource people at both the local and state level as well as self-study.

Use this document in conjunction with the information below to move through the guide.

Download: Public Health Nursing Orientation and Resource Guide (DOC)

Contents

I. Analysis/Assessment
II. Policy Development/Program Planning
III. Communication
IV. Cultural Competency
V. Community Dimensions of Practice
VI. Public Health Sciences
VII. Financial Planning and Management
VIII. Leadership and Systems Thinking
IX. Orientation Tools and Templates
X. Professional Support
Acronyms and Organizations

I. Analysis/Assessment

A. Local Public Health System Development

B. State Public Health Improvement Goals

C. Healthy People 2020 Objectives

  • About Healthy People, US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

D. Public Health Data

E. State Health Improvement Framework

F. Data Practices and HIPAA

G. Records Retention

H. E-Health

I. The Omaha System

II. Policy Development/Program Planning

A. Legislative Process

B. Public Health Law

C. Federal Poverty Guidelines

D. Clean Indoor Air Act

E. Public Health Nuisances

F. Clandestine Drug Labs

III. Communication

A. Social Marketing

B. Media Relations

C. Using a Public Health Logo

D. Politics of Public Health

E. Building and Maintaining Public Trust

F. State Contacts and Maps

G. Generational Differences in the Workplace

H. Public Employees and Lobbying

I. Open Meetings

IV. Cultural Competency

A. Health Equity and Health Disparities

B. Social Determinants of Health

C. Cultural Competence

V. Community Dimensions of Practice

A. Networks, Partnerships, and Coalitions

B. Importance of Community Engagement

C. Meeting Facilitation

VI. Public Health Sciences

A. Public Health History

B. Public Health Basics

C. Evidence-Based Practice

D. Public Health Intervention Wheel

E. Public Health Nursing Cornerstones

F. Ten Essential Public Health Services

G. Areas of Public Health Responsibility

H. Communicable Disease Reporting

I. Environmental Health Topics

VII. Financial Planning and Management

A. Minnesota's Public Health System

B. Local Public Health Act

C. Working with Grants

D. At the Tribal Level

E. At the State Level

F. At the Federal Level

VIII. Leadership and Systems Thinking

A. Public Health Core Competencies

B. Public Health Nursing Cornerstones

C. Public Health Ethics

IX. Orientation Tools and Templates

A. Orientation Checklist Examples

B. Training Resources

C. Orientation Guides

D. Orientation Policies and Procedures

X. Professional Support

A. Nurse Practice Act

B. Job Safety

C. Personal Safety

D. Employee Assistance Program

E. Labor Negotiation and Contracts

Acronyms and Organizations