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
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older. The good news? If everyone age 50 and older got regular screenings, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.