The Public Health Nurse's Role in Achieving Health Equity - Minnesota Dept. of Health

The Public Health Nurse's Role in Achieving Health Equity: Eliminating Inequalities in Health

Association of Public Health Nurses

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This 23-page position paper builds on existing public health nursing (PHN) core competencies, standards and skills to advance health equity. In addition there is a list of several resources to address the following topics:

  • Awareness, Trust and Humility
  • Recognizing the Multiple Social Determinants of Health
  • Leadership and Achieving Cultural Competency
  • PHN Workforce Education
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Evaluation and Research

When to Use

This document and the resources contained within can be used in a number of different ways and for varying purposes. For example:

  • In a leadership team meeting to brainstorm how and where to incorporate work on health equity into public health nursing practice
  • To develop talking points or discussion questions for a meeting with PHN staff
  • To inform the development of individual staff work plans
  • When developing job descriptions

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The Public Health Nurse's Role in Achieving Health Equity: Eliminating Inequalities in Health (PDF)

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