Beth Lamanna Awarded Grant to Provide Environmental Health & Safety Info

Assistant professor Beth Lamanna received a grant from the

Assistant professor Beth Lamanna

Assistant professor Beth Lamanna

Health Care Without Harm Nurses Workgroup.  Her project, Environmental Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals, will focus on a regional conference on May 7, 2010, for nurses on environmental health and safety.

Participants will learn evidence-based standards of care in clinical environmental health and prevention for both themselves and their patients. The project also involves the active participation of registered nurses from some of the SON’s partner healthcare agencies. The SON’s Center for Lifelong Learning Web site (http://nursing.ce.unc.edu/) will post additional information about this conference in the months to come.

Faculty member Beth Lamanna Plays Role in Conference Promoting Healthy Environments

Assistant Professor Beth Lamanna

Assistant Professor Beth Lamanna

Assistant professor Beth Lamanna recently participated in an

invitational conference sponsored by the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE). Lamanna was invited because she is the current chair of the public health nursing section of the American Public Health Association.

The group released a statement that affirms the ANHE’s mission to promoting healthy people and healthy environments, using scientific evidence and evidence-based practice to reach this goal.

To view Lamanna’s comments on this subject and statement, visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO0_Wj6MJE0

To read the ANHE’s statement, visit: 

SON Faculty Member Helps Lead National Appeal to Congress

Under leadership from SON assistant professor Beth Lamanna, the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association joined in the national effort to reform healthcare and ensure patients receive affordable, high-quality care. Lamanna is the chairperson for the Public Health Nursing Section (PHNS).

Along with 17 other national organizations, the PHNS signed a report — “Commitment to Quality Health Reform: A Consensus Statement for the Nursing Community” — that calls on Congress to invest $2 billion in Nursing Workforce Development Programs that will support 400,000 of the 1 million nurses needed by 2016. In addition, the letter calls for the development of recruitment, retention and incentive programs to address the shortage of nurses in the military.

The group also requests fair and equal treatment of all levels of nursing within the healthcare community. Increased funding for nursing science also made the list as the group asked Congress to bump up support for the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Tri-Service Nursing Research Program.

To view the entire letter with all recommendations: http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/phn/Resources/

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