QCC Letters

QCC Liaison Positions

Council on Linkages Between Public Health Practice and Academia

QCC Liaison: Susan Little, MSN, RN, APHN-BC, CPHQ
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Consultant, Division of Public Health

The Guide to Community Preventive Services Task Force

QCC Liaison: Michele Issel
Professor and Director of PhD in Public Health Sciences
Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223

Partnerships in Action

Quad Council Competencies in Baccalaureate Education and PHN Practice Group

There is a multi-site team of community health and public health nursing faculty exploring the utilization of the Quad Council Public Health Nursing Competencies:


  1. To advocate for the use of the 2011 Quad Council Competencies in Baccalaureate Education that expands education, practice, and research in the specialty of community / public health nursing (C/PHN).
  2. To support education, research, and practice of:
    • Baccalaureate faculty using competency application in the specialty of C/PHN.
    • Utilization of standardized evaluation tool for measuring outcomes in education, research, and practice.
    • Multi-regional research among baccalaureate faculty teaching C/PHN.


Create an opportunity for developing an attitude of collaborative inquiry that will enhance the shared values, concepts, and ideas among a C/PHN faculty and [practice] learning community.


To address the challenges of an expanding 21st century health care delivery to populations and communities, community/public health nursing education, practice, and research focus on population health utilizing the Quad Council Competencies for PHN (2011).

Phase 1: Undergraduate PHN faculty survey and regional learning community
Phase 2: Public health nurse practice survey of use of PHN Competencies

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team

Team Lead: Nancy Cheal, PhD, RN
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Other Members

  • Dr. Carolyn Saputnic – UC San Diego
  • Dr. Ann Mitchell – University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, PI
  • Dr. Diane King – University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Dr. Holly Hagle – IRETA, National SBIRT ATTC

Increase awareness of FASP for changes in practice to prevent drinking among adults, especially among reproductive aged women. The project wants to disseminate information about a universal alcohol screen for adults and a brief intervention that can increase motivation to stop drinking and referral for rather treatment.

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