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Mission Statement

The basis of public health nursing in Wyoming is the "American Nursing Association (ANA) Standards of Community Health Practice", with the emphasis on risk reduction and health promotion. Public health nursing is delivered in a non–discriminatory manner and requires participation of the client, who may be an individual, family or community. Public health nurses act as advocates for the client, realizing that certain individual rights may be forfeited for the protection of the community.

What is Public Health Nursing?

Public Health Nursing (PHN) is a section within the Community and Family Health Division of the Wyoming Health Department. "PHN" is located in county health offices throughout Wyoming. Public Health Nursing consists of professional individuals with one main concern: "Healthy People in Healthy Communities." We are here to protect and enhance the health and well–being of all Wyoming citizens and see that risks are identified and served. Our focus includes:

  • Preventing the spread of disease
  • Preventing injuries
  • Promoting healthy behavior
  • Responding to disasters
  • Increasing access to health care


Katheryn McKee R.N., Nurse Director
Pat Humphrey, Office Manager - 633–4098