142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Leadership in Field-based Public Health Nursing

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Masayo Nishiyama, MSN, MPH , Juneau Public Health Center, Juneau, AK
Masayo Nishiyama RN, MSN, MPH has worked as a public health nurse for seven years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University, a Master of Science in Nursing (International Nursing), and Master in Public Health (global health) from Emory University. For her graduate thesis work, Masayo spent part of two summers researching nursing skills competency in the Republic of Georgia. She currently works as the Nurse Manager at the Juneau Public Health Center in Juneau Alaska supervising the Juneau, Haines, and Sitka Public Health Centers.

In 2008, Masayo received a public health nursing grant from the Alaska Nurses Foundation to promote the importance of well child care in Juneau, focusing especially on uninsured and underinsured children.  This research lead to developing a universal postpartum outreach program providing opportunities for new parents to access and learn about community resources and preventive care.  Since 2009, she has lead the community health assessment and improvement planning process in Juneau using the Mobilizing for Action through partnerships and planning framework (MAPP). Finally, she has served as a board member for the Alaska Public Health Association for 4 years. As President-Elect in 2013, she facilitated the planning for the 2014 state public health conference. Currently, she is serving as President.

Masayo believes in the importance of education and empowering the younger generation into becoming successful public health professionals. As a supervisor, she mentors and guides many public health nurses ensuring that they have resources to accomplish their mission. 

Learning Areas:

Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Describe how public health nursing skills facilitate field-based services, such as home visits to high-risk families and collaboration with community agencies.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working as a Public Health Nurse since 2007 in Juneau, Alaska and been a Nurse Manager since 2010, supervising and managing 3 Public Health Centers. Since 2010, Iíve been leading the Juneau Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Planning process. Also, Iíve been a Board of Director for Alaska Public Health Association (ALPHA) since 2010. This year, I currently serve as the President of ALPHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.