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Communication Subcommittee

The Communication Subcommittee plans, implements, and evaluates communication needs among PHS Nurses including: website, social media, nurse resource manual, listserv, and collaborative activities.

Goals

Communication Subcommittee Goals

  • Create mechanisms to foster enhanced dialogue with stakeholders in nursing and public health.
  • Promote PHS nurse (civil service, commissioned corps amd tribal nurses) participation in the N-PAC listserv.
  • Develop the next generation of PHS nurses to address evolving public health issues.
 

Objectives

Communication Sub-Committee Objectives
  • Evaluate website form and function to ensure flexibility and website relevance for its users.
  • Utilize social media opportunities such as the N-PAC Facebook fan page to encourage dialog and information sharing with PHS nurses and outside stakeholders.
  • Develop and monitor listserv activities.
  • Maintain the Nurse Resource Manual and the NPAC Member Orientation Guide on the N-PAC website.

Communication Subcommittee Co-Chairs

LCDR Nikkia Clark -  nikkia.clark@usdoj.gov  202-305-9494

LT Kelly Kerr - KKerr@bop.gov 817-782-4560

 Communication Subcommittee Workgroups

  • Listserv Workgroup
  • Website Workgroup
  • Collaborative Workgroup

 

Website & Listserv Policies:

For information about how to submit information for posting to the N-PAC website including a list of content liaisons and webmasters, click HERE. PDF icon (179 Kb)

For information about how and what kinds of vacancy announcements can be posted to the N-PAC listserv, click here. PDF icon (15 Kb)

For information about the various ways N-PAC communicates with it’s members, click HERE. PDF icon (128 Kb)

Recent Postings:

2015 BCOAG New Orleans Mission

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Announcements | Comments Off on 2015 BCOAG New Orleans Mission

2015 BCOAG New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) Mission   WHAT:          In November 2007, a team of officers from the Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group (BCOAG) completed an outreach mission in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) to help rebuild areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Isaac. New Orleans was one of the hardest hit regions along the Gulf Coast - especially in the Lower Ninth Ward, an area which suffered tremendous damage and where some of the city’s poorest residents live.  Since November 2007, BCOAG has made an...

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24th Annual U.S. Public Health Service Nursing Recognition Day

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Announcements | Comments Off on 24th Annual U.S. Public Health Service Nursing Recognition Day

24th Annual U.S. Public Health Service Nursing Recognition Day The 24th Annual Nurse Recognition Day webinar “Ethical and Quality Care – A Nursing Standard” was held on Wednesday May 6, 2015.  To view the event please visit: http://phs-nurse.org/event/24th-annual-u-s-public-health-service-nursing-recognition-day/ To view the webinar follow this link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p9ce89ucfjt/ To print the presentations or transcripts follow this...

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LT Michelle L. Holshue

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Featured Nurse | Comments Off on LT Michelle L. Holshue

LT Michelle L. Holshue

This Term’s honoree is: LT Michelle L. Holshue   LT Michelle L. Holshue, BSN, RN, earned both her Bachelor’s in International Health (2007) and her BSN (2009) from the University of Pennsylvania. She started her nursing career in women’s health, but fell in love with public health nursing when she worked as a home visit nurse for high-risk, low-income pregnant women in Philadelphia. In 2013, she accepted a Commission with the USPHS, fulfilling a lifelong dream to serve the U.S. in uniform. She now works as a Clinical Research Nurse at...

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Ebola Resources

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Announcements | Comments Off on Ebola Resources

Health and Human Services news release dated 16SEP14: “A team of specialized officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is being prepared to deploy to manage and staff a previously announced U.S. Department of Defense hospital in Liberia to care for health care workers who become ill from Ebola.” http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/09/20140916b.html   As commissioned corps officers prepare for the possibility of deployment in order to combat the threat of Ebola, it is absolutely imperative that these officers are fully...

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Carla Harrison RN, BSN, CDNC

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Featured Nurse | Comments Off on Carla Harrison RN, BSN, CDNC

Carla Harrison RN, BSN, CDNC

This Term’s honoree is: Carla Harrison RN, BSN, CDNC   Carla Harrison, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.N. (Chemical Dependency nurse), earned her degree in nursing from Auburn University in 1984, five years after earning a B.A. in psychology from Purdue University.  She has 27 years of experience in psychiatric nursing, the last seven years as charge nurse of the outpatient treatment-research program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  In this position, she oversees and participates in collection of data and implementation of interventions for...

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USPHS Officer’s Guide

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Announcements | Comments Off on USPHS Officer’s Guide

Buy your copy of the new and improved PHS Officer’s Guide, a must-have for every officer in the PHS Commissioned Corps.

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Best Practices and Collaborations to Foster Successful Patient and Family Engagement

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Resources: Articles and Powerpoint | Comments Off on Best Practices and Collaborations to Foster Successful Patient and Family Engagement

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Uniform of the Day for the 2014 USPHS Symposium

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Events Sub-Committee | Comments Off on Uniform of the Day for the 2014 USPHS Symposium

Questions have arisen recently about proper uniforms to wear at the 2014 USPHS Symposium particularly at the Anchor & Caduceus Dinner on Tuesday, June 10.  The Commissioned Officers Foundation wants as many members to attend the Symposium as can afford to do so.  The program is particularly outstanding this year, and educational opportunities abound.  There are also myriad opportunities to meet and interact with fellow officers, and networking is one of the major Symposium benefits.  The language below was taken from the COF website and...

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