Army Public Health Nursing
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Army Public Health Nursing
- Location: 2407 N. New Braunfels Ave., Bldg. 147, JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234
- Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 0730-1630
- Phone: (210) 916-4626
- Location: 2411 N. New Braunfels Ave., Bldg. 156, JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234
- Phone: (210) 916-7646
Army Public Health Nursing preserves the strength of our Nation by ensuring the delivery of Essential Public Health Services to Service Members, Family members, Beneficiaries, and DoD civilian employees; support the creation of healthy environments for military communities.
To support Service Members readiness in garrison and deployed environments and to provide responsive and evidence-based public health nursing services to promote health and wellness for all those entrusted to our care.
Our Major Program areas
Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance:
- Analysis of Data
- Disease Assessment
- Outbreak Investigation
- Communicable Disease reporting and Surveillance
- Epidemiological investigations and guidance on treatment/management of affected population
- HIV Program Coordinator & Sexually Transmitted Disease Counseling/Education – All clients diagnosed with HIV and/or a STI infection is to be referred to Public Health Nursing by the Diagnosing/treating Provider.
APHN will complete a risk assessment, provide risk reduction counseling, conduct contact interviews, and follow up if indicated. Additionally, APHN will ensure that required reporting is completed per federal, state and local guidelines. APHN facilitates partner notification.
Serves as the HIV Program Coordinator for HIV positive Soldiers. Provide education/guidance for Commanders. Provide health education programs regarding primary and secondary HIV prevention to individual health care beneficiaries, especially those infected or at high risk. Provide community health education regarding HIV and other communicable diseases for units/groups as requested.
- Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Surveillance and Treatment Clinic—Provide evaluation of service members and beneficiaries referred for a reactive tuberculin skin test or positive QuantiFERON gold test. APHN completes initial evaluation and counseling, initiates referral to BAMC Infectious Disease Clinic if indicated and follows patient until treatment is completed through the continuum of care.
Health Promotion & Wellness:
- Soldier Medical Readiness Support
- Annual Influenza Vaccine Campaign AD & Civilian Employees
- Trainer and advisor for health promotion in support of: Service Members, Family Members, Retirees & Civilian Employees
- Tobacco Cessation (Prevention) - "UCanQuit2" http://www.ucanquit2.org/
- Health Consultation for Child and Youth Services (CYSS) & Serves as a member of the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) team.– APHN serves as the Health Consult to the Child and Youth Services (CYS) staff for diseases of public health concerns. Services also include: Center based and Family Child Care Home evaluations IAW AR 608-10. Health related education and training for CYS staff [ communicable diseases, medication administration, SIDS, and other topics as indicated. Technical assistance provided to assist CYS staff regarding infants/children care requirements.
APHN serves as the nurse consultant on the Special Needs and Assessment Program (SNAP). SNAP responsibilities include: health record review and case evaluation for each child in the program, collaboration and coordination with BAMC pediatric consultant in order to develop a plan that successfully meets the child’s health needs and implement the care plan and monitor the plan.
- Community Health Status Assessment
- Health promotion program development, implementation and evaluation
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Group Lifestyle Balance Classes
- Facilitate education/training on health related topics as requested.
- Performance Triad Campaign
For further information or assistance, please call Army Public Health Nursing at (210) 916-4626.