Public health nurses provide nursing services in the home and community, including case management, client advocacy, community resource information and assistance with accessing health care. Services are provided to all residents of Orange County who meet the criteria regardless of financial status. Nurses in the Public Health Nursing Division provide services in a variety of programs that target specific populations and/or health needs.
The Public Health Nurse is a professional registered nurse who has a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a public health nursing certificate with an emphasis in community health.
The Public Health Nursing Division is divided into two main programs: Public Health Community Nursing and Specialized Public Health Nursing.
Public Health Community Nursing Program works with individuals, families and community groups to promote health and to provide for referral to appropriate services based on identified needs. In providing in-home nursing services to facilitate the development of healthy families, Public Health Community Nursing works together with health care providers to identify at risk populations in need of public health nursing services.
Specialized Public Health Nursing Program serves targeted at-risk populations within the County of Orange. Our objective is to prevent disease and disability and to promote healthy lifestyles, as well as, to assure access to quality health services.