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Public Health Nursing

$2,100,000

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: Not Applicable
Assistance Listing Number
93.383

Objectives: Public Health Nursing (PHN) patient care coordination activities aim to serve the patient and family in the home and in the community. Preventative health care informs populations, promotes healthy lifestyles, and provides early treatment for illnesses. The PHN’s expertise in communicable disease assessment, outreach, investigation, and surveillance aids in the management and prevention of the spread of communicable diseases. PHNs conduct nurse home visiting services via referral for communicable disease investigation and treatment, which includes such services as health education/behavioral counseling for health promotion, risk reduction, and immunizations to prevent illnesses with a goal to detect and treat problems in their early stages.

 
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