Diana Protopapa, lobbyist for PHNAC, presented bills of interest to public health including prescription drug monitoring program and expanding access to APN providers, and personal belief exemption for immunization.
PHNAC sponsorship and fiscal support was greatly appreciated.
Gratitude also goes out to the many District 20 Nurses Association members who arrived early to help set up and assure smooth flow of the evening, to Keith Segundo, CNA's Membership Director for his assistance with materials and registration, and to PHNAC
for their sponsorship and fiscal support and their valuable presence that assures constructive dialog and relationship building for legislators around the state with their nurse constituents.
PHNAC Award for Excellence This award is to be presented to a public health nurse who has made outstanding contributions in the field of public health and public health nursing over a period of several years and has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to take public health nursing into the future The nominee must be a leader, a member of PHNAC, and may hold a leadership role in his / her agency.
Amy Wineland has been a Summit County Public Health (SCPH) Nurse for twelve years She is an RN, with a MS, a ND and a CPNP For the first 2 years Amy worked for SCPH, she provided well child exams, service coordination for children with special needs, and immunizations Amy also participated in communicable disease prevention, investigation and treatment Amy received the PHNAC New Public Health Nurse of the Year Award in 2002 for her good work.
Amy deserves the 2012 PHNAC Award for Excellence for her wonderful accomplishments over the years and her determination to take public health into the future.
This model received the Promising Practice Award from NACCHO's Model Practice Initiatives and the Most Innovative New Project Award from PHNAC in 2004, and was written into an article coauthored by Cynthia and her psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and was published in the journal, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, in October, 2007.
With her passion for education excellence she served on the Scholarship Committee of PHNAC and remained a lifetime member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Besides being a member of PHNAC, she is a Colorado Nurses Association DNA 20 member; she implemented Lamp Lighters, a formal statewide mentoring program for student nurses; and she served on the Colorado Nurses Foundation Nightingale Steering Committee.
Submitted by: Norma Tubman, Chair PHNAC Nominating and Awards Committee (2010)
Michelle has been a member of PHNAC since its inception, an active participant in its conference planning for years, and a respected member of the public health community.
Submitted by: Norma Tubman, RN MScN Chair, PHNAC Nominating and Awards Committee