Public Health Nurses (PHNs) are committed to the well-being of communities and seek to promote health, prevent illness and achieve optimum health for the residents in City of Pasadena. Our PHNs work with individuals, families, and other groups in the home and throughout the community.The public health nurse is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), along with a Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California.
The PHN services include:
- Education related to a communicable disease or illness
- Illness prevention through health teaching
- Assessment to identify family health needs
- Case management
- Patient advocacy
- Community referrals
- Community education/presentations
In addition, our Public Health Nurses work in partnership with our epidemiologist, and our health officer to control and prevent the occurrence and spread of communicable diseases. We conduct epidemiological investigations of selected mandated reportable and communicable diseases including tuberculosis (TB), salmonellosis, pertussis, hepatitis, and meningitis. Educational information and materials on the disease process, transmission, and prevention are available to the community.