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%
- % of PHN serving on boards and/or coalitions that benefit public health 65%
hours of PHN service in 2016
April is National Donate Life Month
Organ Donation in Wyoming. Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. It provides hope and life to thousands of people suffering from organ failure. In addition, transplanted tissue offers hundreds of thousands of people an active and renewed life. Close to 120,000 Americans are currently awaiting a life changing organ transplant. The need for organ, eye and tissue donors is increasing every year. There are approximately 180 Wyoming residents waiting for a life changing organ transplant.
In the spirit of helping one another, Wyoming residents are able to show their support of organ and tissue donation by adding a dollar or more to their vehicle registration fees at the time of vehicle tag/plate renewal. The funds are used to increase opportunities for organ and tissue donation education in Wyoming.
Learn more from Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares.