Army Public Health Nursing 

The Army Public Health Nursing (APHN) Program provides oversight of population level primary and secondary prevention activities for APHNs.  APHNs possess a unique skill set that enhances the operating and generating forces by embedding wellness and prevention throughout the total Army force.

MISSION: To improve the medical readiness and status of the Army; monitor the Army's health; improve readiness and wellness, medical threat surveillance and investigation; support disaster management and provide strong nursing leadership.

VISION: APHNs strategically placed to influence behavior change that increases strong and resilient Soldiers, past and present, thier families, and the communities that support them.

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Contact Information

Name: AIPH Army Public Health Nursing Program 
Email Address:  
Telephone: 410-436-1052 
DSN: 584-1052 
Mailing Address:
5158 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403

APHN Program Capabilities

  • Provide subject matter expertise and consultation in the areas of community profile needs assessment, rapid health assessments, health risk avoidance and risk mitigation management, communicable disease surveillance and management, disease and health event investigation, population level emergency preparedness and response, and Soldier/child/Family safety.
  • Provide oversight to APHNs serving as the installation Child, Youth and School Services Health Consultant.
  • Identify, develop, and disseminate standardized clinical protocols and business practices relating to APHNs.
  • Identify and develop key science-based evaluation metrics to measure impact and effectiveness of APHN services.
  • Optimize the use of APHNs that support local installation units in their capacity to address public health needs and their interface with Deployed Medical Teams - Preventive Medicine.
  • Advocate and influence public health policy using appropriate evidence-based practice and program evaluation.

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