Building Healthier Communities

Nurses help lead the effort to see that everyone lives the healthiest life possible.


Goal and Impact

Everyone deserves to live the healthiest life possible. But well-being depends on many factors beyond one’s control: environment, income levels, education, and more. Nurses are vital to the effort to address the various aspects of health, and so build healthier communities. As familiar and trusted stewards of good health in schools, workplaces, public health facilities, hospitals, and other community settings, nurses are helping build a Culture of Health.


As the Campaign for Action comes to better understand how its successes and contributions are helping build a Culture of Health, progress is being measured in the four areas that together support people’s well-being and a community’s health: creating more equitable communities; fostering cross-sector collaboration; making health a shared value; and strengthening the integration of health services and systems.

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  1. Enumerating and Characterizing Maryland’s Public Health Nursing Workforce:

    Jan 01, 2018

    The Unsung Heroes of Public Health In Collaboration with: Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN Problem Statement:  As the US health care and economic landscape changes, comprehensive and reliable granular level workforce data are critical to plan for service delivery. In order to more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Tools & Tips: Public Health Nurse Leaders projects, Location: Maryland,

  2. Postpartum Depression Screening in a Community-Based Sample of Mothers

    Jan 01, 2018

    Visiting WIC Clinics – North Carolina, 2017 In Collaboration with: Maren J. Coffman, PhD, RN, CNE Problem Statement: Post-partum depression is a common condition impacting 3 million (7% of) women with infants in the U.S every year. The purpose of this study was to gain a more

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