Public Health and Safety

Using information from nursing, social, and public health sciences, public health nursing promotes and protects population health. The primary goal of public health nursing is to promote health and prevent disease in entire populations.

  • A plan for interference is established with the community to meet identified needs that takes into account available resources, the range of activities that contribute to health, and the prevention of illness, injury, disability, or early death. • The health care needs of a population are assessed in order to identify families and individuals who would benefit from health promotion or who are at risk of illness, injury, disability, or early death.
  • The results of the process are used as guidance and direct the current delivery of care, implementing of health resources, and the development of local, regional, state, and national health strategy and research to market health and stop diseases.

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