Wyoming Public Health Nursing (PHN) Vision & Mission
Collaborative, Creative, Current, and Competent Nurses Providing Compassionate and Consistent Care to Communities
Through our commitment to excellence in public health nursing, we strive to promote, protect, and improve health and prevent disease and injury in Wyoming’s communities.
We do this by:
- assuring access to care and essential services
- engaging the public and community partners through outreach and collaboration
- ongoing assessment of communities to ensure health needs are planned for and met,
- informing policy through public education and provision of health information.
Click below to see the different ways PHN works with you and your community.
2016 Public Health Nursing statistics
- % of vaccinations given in Wyoming 2016 25-30% 25-30%
- % of PHN serving on boards and/or coalitions that benefit public health 65% 65%
hours of PHN service in 2016
Brain Injury Awareness Month
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. This can be caused through a direct impact, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head. The majority of TBIs are mild, commonly called concussions. A TBI may affect an individual’s quality of life in many ways. These may include impaired cognitive, behavioral/emotional, and physical functioning. Most TBIs are caused by motor vehicle crashes, falls, and strikes or blows to the head from or against an object (for example sports-related concussions).