Population Health Nursing Resources

APIH Partners

Achieving the Triple Aim: A Curriculum Framework for Health Professions Education

Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education: A Curriculum Development Guide for Health Professions Faculty

CDC Health Policy Series: Towards Sustainable Improvements in Population Health

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition “The Pink Book”

Implementing Successful Public Health Nursing Academic-Practice Partnerships

  • Academic/practice partnerships are a critical key to strengthen nursing practice and assist nursing in leading change and advancing health care, as documented in the National Academy of Sciences (IOM) Future of Nursing report (2010). However, such partnerships have primarily been developed between schools of nursing and acute care organizations. As the health care system evolves to encompass a population health approach, it is imperative that nursing academic organizations provide research and learning experiences in community and population health settings. In a similar vein, such clinical settings need to evaluate their population health initiatives and educate current nursing staff in population health competencies. Creating mutually beneficial Academic-Practice partnerships between public health departments, community agencies, and schools of nursing will be critical to ensuring a nursing workforce who demonstrates value added in improving the health of populations and communities. In one state, Illinois, a Public Health Nursing scholar, with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, worked to educate and incentivize such partnerships across the state. 

IOM Report on the Future of Public Health

IOM Report on Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health

IOM Report on the U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Video

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine- Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action: Workshop Summary

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine - Video: Primary Care + Public Health in the Community

Prevention and Population Health Education Across the Health Professions:  A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Catalyst for Change: Harnessing the Power of Nurses to Build Population Health in the 21st Century

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Report on Public Health Nursing

Practice, Programs, and Initiatives

CDC's 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action - The 6|18 Initiative connects healthcare purchasers, payers, and providers with CDC researchers, economists, and policy analysts to find ways to improve health and control costs with the 6|18 interventions.

The Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative

KRISP Project

Million Hearts® - The National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts® (NIEPCAMH) was founded in January 2013. The consortium is designed to facilitate the partnering and synchronization of interprofessional academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and communities in initiating and promoting cardiovascular screenings and behavioral lifestyle education to the community. As part of NIEPCAMH, a free, online educational program called the Million Hearts® Fellowship was designed to teach health care professionals, health sciences’ faculty, and health sciences’ students a uniform cardiovascular screening approach, consistent biometric interpretation, and a comprehensive approach to counseling patients on cardiovascular disease prevention. Over 160 different academic institutions are using the online educational module to teach health sciences’ students about how to improve population health and interprofessional teamwork through Million Hearts®. Through the joint efforts of NIEPCAMH, over 62,000 people nationwide have been screened and educated about cardiovascular disease. If you are interested in joining NIECAMH, please email Dr.Bernadette Melnyk (melnyk.15@osu.edu) or Dr. Kate Gawlik (gawlik.2@osu.edu). The steps for accessing the Million Hearts® Fellowship program are listed here.

PHN Ready

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)  

Case Studies
Emergency Preparedness and Response

Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators 

Free Webinar on Environmental Extreme Events and COVID-19 in 2020 from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Free Online Course: Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers through the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Interview with Dr. Sydney Record, Director of Staff Development and Infection Prevention, Seattle, Washington

Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing - This site is designed to help nurses prepare for and respond to disasters and public health emergencies.

  • Toolkits include: (a) Written population  health curricular training materials for partnership-based  disaster preparedness  and response, with both core  content and educational methods, (b) Related online curriculum content that can be supported by the Practical Playbook’s website as workforce development/training resources, (c) New success stories around the Flint water crisis, Zika, 9/11 Air Particulates, and other emerging public health and infectious disease emergencies  to be developed  via the Practical Playbook. 

ASPR TRACIE - Brought to you by HHS ASPR, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center - The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The intent is to connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency.

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Emergency Preparedness Center - Information for the public and emergency responders on how to stay safe during public health emergencies.

Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) – The CDP identifies, develops, tests, and delivers training to state, local, and tribal emergency response providers. 

Emergency Management Institute (EMI) – The EMI supports the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. 

National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH) – The NCDMPH improves our Nation’s disaster health readiness through education and science.  In collaboration with partners, they create and translate science education to improve readiness.  

Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC) – VEMEC is the leading center for the study and development of emergency management practices.  They help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other organizations optimize and integrate disaster risk management into their strategy and operations. 

Nurses as Leaders in Disaster Preparedness and Response – A Call to Action

Progress on a Call to Action: Nurses as Leaders in Disaster Preparedness and Response


Charney, R., Lavin, R., Bender, A., Langan, J., Zimmerman, R., & Veenema, T. (2019) Ready to Respond: A Survey of Interdisciplinary Health-Care Students and Administrators on Disaster Management Competencies. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-8. doi:10.1017/dmp.2019.96

Lavin, R., Veenema, T., Langan, J., Charney, R., Zimmerman, R., & Bender, A. (2019) Zika and Flint Water Public Health Emergencies: Disaster Training Tool Kits Relevant to Pregnant Women and Children. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 20 June 2019. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000418.

Substance Abuse Prevention
Health Equity

Free Webinar: COVID-19 and Health Equity — Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts through the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series hosted by the American Public Health Association

Webinar Presentation: Achieving Health Equity -- Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grand Rounds

Online Course: Health Equity & Environmental Justice 101 hosted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Webinar Presentation: Segregation Stress Syndrome: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin hosted by the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) and the Illinois ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Response Collaborative

Webinar Presentation: Working Across Government to Advance Health and Racial Equity hosted by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and NACCHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice Committee

Webinar Presentation: #NYCHealthEquity - Advancing Racial and Social Justice hosted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Resource: Conversations on COVID-19: Impacts on Communities of Color - National Academy of Medicine

Report and Resources: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity – National Academy of Medicine

Report and Resources: Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health – National Academy of Medicine