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
  • New AACN-CDC Public Health Fellowship in Immunization Resources for Master-Level Nurses
    AACN is pleased to announce a new AACN-CDC fellowship opportunity focused on managing a project comprised of national leaders in nursing education and implementing recommendations for development of immunization resources for undergraduate nursing curricula. The Fellow will be a member of the Communications and Education Branch in the Immunization Services Division at CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The fellow can expect to provide services that will be used to coordinate and develop an undergraduate nursing education product at is anticipated to be utilized nationwide. To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must have at a minimum a completed master’s degree (including students completing degree requirements in the spring 2020). The term of this fellowship is 12 months beginning in July 2020 and located at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA.  The deadline for applications for the fellowship has been extended to February 21, 2020.  For more information on the fellowship, please see the announcement or contact the Associate Director of Population Health Initiatives Allison Jacobs at ajacobs@aacnnursing.org.

  • Free 2019 SBIRT Webinar Series
    There is still time to watch all six free trainings of the 2019 Adolescent SBIRT Webinar Series. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing those disorders.  This webinar series is hosted by NORC at the University of Chicago, the Adolescent SBIRT Project, and The BIG Initiative, with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The webinar series is ideal for nurses and other health professionals that are interested in learning about SBIRT. For more information, descriptions, learning objectives, PowerPoint slides, presenter biographies, and webinar recordings, click here.  

  • AACN Announces Online Interprofessional Module on Foodborne Outbreak
    Designed to facilitate collaboration and shared learning experiences among nursing, medical, and public health students, Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice is a free, self-paced, interactive, online teaching module demonstrating the importance of interprofessional practice among health professionals to improve and protect population health.  The case scenario of the module is a fictional foodborne illness based on the 2015-2016 multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Poona associated with cucumbers.  Settings in the module include clinical encounters with symptomatic patients, the local public health department response, and an interprofessional debriefing meeting among clinical and public health professionals involved in the outbreak.  

  • 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.