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Population Health Nursing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Academic Partnerships to Improve Health focuses on building public health workforce capacity and improving health of individuals and communities through alliances among academic associations and CDC. In August 2012, CDC awarded AACN and three other national academic associations funds to support enhanced teaching of concepts of population health and provide practical, hands-on experience at the community level for nursing, medical, and public health students.

News & Updates
  • AACN and the CDC Announce DNP Informatics Project Awards

    The AACN/CDC’s Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity is pleased to announce funding support for Doctor of Nursing Practice Informatics Project Awards. The partnership project will provide two awards of up to $6,000 for project grants to DNP students at an AACN member school in a DNP informatics program or in a DNP program in another area of advanced nursing practice, but with a background in informatics. These grants are intended to support DNP final projects focused on the use of data, data tools, and the public and population health/social determinants of health to improve health outcomes.  Awards will be dispersed in four equal quarterly payments after receipt and acceptance of the required progress reports. View the awards announcement for background, eligibility, and application information. Applications for the awards are due Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Contact the CDC Project Manager Allison Jacobs at with any questions.

  • Deadline Extended! New AACN-CDC Fellowship Opportunities in Occupational Safety and Health

    AACN is extending the deadline to apply for a new fellowship opportunity focused on occupational safety and health through the CDC’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL). The fellow will assist in all aspects of the clinical research from design to implementation, including survey design, preparation of regulatory material, collecting and analyzing data, and contributing to translational science. Applications for the fellowship are due Friday, February 23, 2018.  Visit the AACN-CDC Public Health Fellowship Program webpage or contact the CDC Project Manager Allison Jacobs at

  • Now Available: Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action: Workshop Summary

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the status and uses of measures and measurement in the work of improving population health. Participants explored existing and emerging population health metric sets and characteristics of metrics necessary for stakeholder action across multiple sectors. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

  • PEHSU Educational Opportunities for Nursing Students, Faculty, and Practitioners

    The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) is an interconnected system of specialists located throughout North America who respond to questions from public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, and the public about the impacts of environmental factors on the health of children and reproductive-age adults. Read more about PEHSU. PEHSU’s National Classroom offers a variety of free educational opportunities that include the ability to obtain continuing education. View a chart outlining learning opportunities for nursing students, faculty, and practitioners. To access online classes and webinars, please visit the National Classroom.