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  • Pima County Library Nurse Project wins Lillian Wald Service Award

    Dec 15, 2014 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Health Department Library Nurse Project was awarded the 2014 American Public Health Association Public Health Nursing Lillian Wald Service Award Nov. 18. In addition, Kathleen Malkin, division leader for public health nursing at the health department, received the Creative Achievement Award. Both awards were given at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition held in New Orleans.

    Public Health Library Nurse Project“It is excellent to see the innovation, dedication and commitments of nurses from the Library Nurse Project receive this national recognition,” said Dr. Francisco García, Pima County Health Department Director and Chief Medical Officer. “I am so proud of these accomplishments and the positive impact this program has made in our community.”

    The public health nurses from the Library Nurse Project were honored for their dedication, service and commitment to bringing health services closer to the community for library patrons and Pima County residents. The Library Nurse Project embodies the spirit of Lillian Wald, the founder of the profession of public health nursing. This project continues her legacy of active participation in the community by providing health promotion and disease prevention services as well as advocating for health equity and social justice.

    During the award luncheon, staff representing the Library Nurse Project were recognized for their creative innovation in the field of public health and the exemplar role models in improving access and quality of care for the individuals, families and neighborhoods of Pima County.

    Malkin received the Creative Achievement Award in recognition of her leadership in public health programs that enhance the health of at-risk, underserved and marginalized Pima County populations.

    “It is an honor to receive this recognition by the American Public Health Association,” Malkin said. “These awards are a direct reflection of the incredibly hard work of our public health nurses. I am extremely proud and thankful for these engaged and dedicated nurses and the work they do every day for a healthy Pima County.”