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Dear ACHNE Members & Colleagues,

The abstract submission site for the ACHNE 40th Annual Institute is now open. The theme for the 40th Anniversary Institute is "Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future." The Annual Institute will be a time of partnership as we come together to share our efforts from the past year. We invite you to present your work, insights, and research on diverse topics that address the following objectives:

  1. Describe the historical impact of ACHNE on the education of community/public health nurses
  2. Identify innovative roles and achievements of community/public health/population health/global health nurses
  3. Envision the future roles of community/public health nurses in education, practice, and research.
  4. Strategize ways that the ACHNE core values* can guide the future of community/public health nursing.
  5. Integrate mentoring, coalition building, and collaboration with national associations to build the future of the profession
  6. Summarize the contributions ACHNE has made over the past 40 years in advancing community/public health nursing education, research, and practice.

*ACHNE Core Values:

  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Evidence based practice
  • Excellence in education
  • Inclusiveness
  • Leadership development
  • Professional development
  • Research and scholarship

Abstracts of up to 3,780 characters (approximately 500 words) may be submitted for podium presentations, symposia or posters. We are using a web-based submission process, ScholarOne. 

Process for 2018Whether you have submitted an abstract in prior years or served as a reviewer, you will need to create a new account for 2018. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Symposium Submission Guidelines
Podium Submission Guidelines
Poster Submission Guidelines

Important Submission Directions for Symposiums:

If you are submitting for a symposium and only have one abstract that will be submitted, you are not required to complete the Session Proposal section first. Instead, select "Submission" and then the "Symposium Abstract Submission" option and create a new submission.

If you are submitting for a symposium and have multiple abstracts to submit, please submit all abstracts first by selecting "Submission" and then "Symposium Abstract Submission". Once all abstracts are submitted please submit the overview through the session proposal tab. Follow the directions listed on the session proposal tab to link all associated abstracts.

Please contact ACHNE headquarters at or call 720-881-6044 if you require assistance when you go to submit.

Authors must be members of ACHNE and registered for the Annual Institute at the time of presentation. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION  October 4, 2018  11:59 PM ET

Colleagues, I wanted to express my effusive gratitude to The ACHNE Program Committee, led by Marcia Stanhope, for the excellent 2017 AI. As always, the presentations were informative and energizing, and it was great to connect with old and new colleagues. But the sessions with Diana Mason on Nurses on Boards and the Panel on Health Policy with Deborah Trautman, Lauren Inouye and Ellen Marie Whelan were terrific-and inspirational to us all to develop our leadership and policy expertise. What a coup for ACHNE to present these national thought leaders in nursing for our members. Thanks! Looking forward to ACHNE's work this year-and to seeing you all next year!
Susan Swider, PhD, RN
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Esteemed ACHNE Colleagues, 

A new thread has been posted to forum Forums, thread Outcomes Evaluation for Data Analysis by on 06/14/2017 at 3:02PM. Message: Esteemed ACHNE Colleagues, I want to thank the 2017 AI planners and all the presenters at this year's conference. I learned a lot of new things, and also revisited familiar topics in a a variety of venues. I also heard many of you talk about the need for being able to "evaluate outcomes of care". Some of you may not know the Omaha System is widely used in population-based care. It is a valid and reliable taxonomy which embeds in the EHR. Some sites without an EHR still use the Omaha System via paper and pen. A bonus, the Omaha System includes a valid and reliable instrument for measuring outcomes of care, e.g., Problem Rating Scale for Outcomes: knowledge, behavior and status. A 5-point Likert scale is used to evaluate a client/community baseline, mid-stream and at the end of a service event. To learn more, there is a plethora of articles discussing the Omaha System and it's provision of outcomes of care. Please go to the website to locate oodles of articles demonstrating outcomes; For example, here are a few articles to consider: 

1) Anderko L, Kinion E. (2001, November). Speaking with a unified voice: Recommendations for the collection of aggregated outcome data in nurse-managed centers. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 2(4), 295-303. 

2) Holt J, Zabler B, Baisch MJ. (2014 November/December). Evidence-based characteristics of nurse-managed health centers for quality and outcomes. Nursing Outlook, 62(6), 428-439.
3) Monsen KA, Fulkerson JA, Lytton AB, Taft LL, Schwichtenberg LD, Martin KS. (2010, May). Comparing maternal child health problems and outcomes across public health nursing agencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(3), 412-421.

Debra Eardley, DNP, RN, APHN-BC learn more, there is a plethora of articles discussing the Omaha System and it's provision of outcomes of care. Please go to the website to locate oodles of articles demonstrating outcomes; 


Final Report of the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, Integrative and Public Health.


Council on Linkages Releases Meeting Schedule for 2017

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has scheduled four meetings to be held throughout 2017. Dates and times of the meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 11th, from 1-3pm ET
  • Monday, July 17th, from 1-3pm ET
  • Monday, October 2nd, from 2-4pm ET
  • Tuesday, December 12th, from 1-3pm ET

These meetings will be held by conference call and will focus on activities related to the Academic Health Department Learning Community, the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, and other initiatives of the Council on Linkages. All public health professionals interested in learning more about Council on Linkages initiatives are welcome to attend. Additional information, including agendas and meeting materials, will be available prior to each of these meetings. For more information, please contact Janelle Nichols at

Posted Feb 28, 2017 Remove December 13, 2017


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