The Quad Council Coalition of Public Health Nursing Organizations (QCC) provides voice and visibility for public health nurses, sets a national policy agenda on issues related to public health nursing, and advocates for excellence in public health nursing education, practice, leadership, and research.

Quad Council nurses at the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting
QCC Nurses at 2017 APHA Annual Meeting: Alex Garcia, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN; Pamela Levin, PhD, APHN-BC; Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM; Marion Donohoe,DNP, APRN, CPNP-BC; Patricia Kell, PhD, MPH, RN, FNP; Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, APHN-BC; Joan Kub, PhD, MA, PHCNS-BC, FAAN

News from QCC and our Organizations


The Quad Council of Public Health Organizations had an information gathering session on November 3, 2019, in Philadelphia. The purpose of the session was to gather information that would inform the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 process regarding important issues for the public’s health. The results of the session were written into a report for submission to the Future of Nursing. Read the Report of Key Action Areas for Addressing Social Determinants of Health through a Public Health Nursing Lens


The semi-annual in-person meeting of the Quad Council Coalition for Public Health Nurses (QCC) met on June 4, 2016, on the IUPUI Campus immediately following the ACHNE-APHN Joint Conference. The QCC meets twice a year, once in conjunction with the APHN or ACHNE Annual Conference and just before the annual APHA Annual Meeting. The meeting centered around expanding outreach and mission through continued partnering and liaison placement into workgroups.


QCC Indianapolis 2016
ANHE Climate and Health Roundtable Representatives (Cynthia Stone in top row, 2nd from R)

On May 25, 2016, the White House hosted representatives from leading national nurses organizations to discuss the critical importance of fighting climate change to protect public health. This event was organized and led by the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy
Environments (ANHE).

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is a network of nurses from around the country (and world) who are acting on the notion that our environment and health are inextricably connected. They represent many types of nursing practice –
hospital-based, public health, school-based, academics, and advanced practice.

Cynthia Stone, QCC Chair, represented the organization at this White House event. ANHE created a statement on the nursing response to climate change and led the event. QCC members provided formal consensus around the statement prior to the event.

The QCC joined the following organizations at the Roundtable: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, American Public Health Associate Public Health Nursing Section, National Nurses United, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Midwives, National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Association of perioperative Registered Nurses, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, SEIU Nurse Alliance, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Quad Council Coalition of Public Health Nursing Organizations, American Academy of Nursing, National Student Nurses’ Association, National Association of School Nurses