Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada: Preparation & Practice


Fourth edition now available

Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada: Preparation & Practice

CoverA cornerstone document of public health nursing, the fourth edition of the Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada: Preparation & Practice describes the roles and activities of public health and community health nurses who work in various programs and settings.

Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada supports a responsive, equitable, consistent, high-quality, recognized, resourced, accountable and sustainable public health nursing workforce that contributes to improving the health of Canadians.

First released in 1966 by CPHA, the recently-released fourth edition:

  • focuses on the essential functions of public health practice: health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, health surveillance, population health assessment, and emergency preparedness and response;
  • targets public health/community health nurses, health education and program planners, community health managers, nursing students and teachers, and other health and health-related professionals deploying public health resources; and
  • offers clear job expectations, assistance in public health/community health program planning and implementation, support for development of training and education programs, and assistance in recruitment and retention of public health nurses.

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Produced by CPHA and Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC), Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada addresses the who, what, when, where, why and how of public health nursing practice in Canada.