Working in the community to build partnerships with the people, community groups, and public and private health and social service providers to develop or improve health policies and services which address the identified health concerns of the community.
Acting as advocates to assure the availability and accessibility of health and social services for those at risk to themselves and others, and also, for those who cannot or do not present themselves for care.
Evaluating outcomes through statistical data collection and analysis and quality assurance activities to determine the impact of health care activities on the health status of populations.
The major focus of Public Health Nursing Services is health promotion and disease prevention, accomplished through both direct patient services and services that are population or community based. Public Health Nurses may provide health screening assessment, and counseling; medications and immunizations; referrals; consultation and technical assistance; disease investigation; and patient and community education.
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Suzanne Fisher, RN
The fax number for Family Health Services is (903) 533-5209.