AJPH special issue highlights faculty’s public health nursing expertise

Monsen served as guest editor

October 25, 2022
Brett Stursa


The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) recently published the special issue The American Public Health Nursing After COVID-19: Strengthening, Rebuilding, and Reimagining the System. Several University of Minnesota School of Nursing faculty were contributing experts.

Professor Emeritus Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN, served as a guest editor with Linda McCauley, dean of Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Catherine Waters, Sally Bates professor and associate dean for academic affairs, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing.

The supplement issue of AJPH, published in June, covers nursing and public health, offering insight into the importance of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the future of nursing. Papers engage nursing and its intersection with climate change, vaccine readiness, community resilience and home visiting. 

Articles written by School of Nursing faculty include:

Nursing and Public Health Special Issue by Karen Monsen
Public Health Nurses: The Most Essential Single Factor by Karen Monsen
Trust, Translation, and Transparency in Public Health Nurse Family Home Visiting by Karen Monsen
The Public Health Crisis Is Planetary—and Nursing Is Crucial to Addressing It by Teddie Potter
Addressing the Critical Need for Timely Solutions for Improved Food Access and Food Security by Melissa Horning
A Community-Based Participatory Intervention in the United States Using Data to Shift the Community Narrative From Deficits to Strengths by Robin Austin and Sripriya Rajamani
Public Health Nurse Tailored Home Visiting and Parenting Behavior for Families at Risk for Referral to Child Welfare Services, Colorado: 2018–2019 by Robin Austin and Karen Monsen

External funding for the special issue was provided by leading public health nursing programs, including University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, and the University of Texas Austin School of Nursing.

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