Vision, Mission & Values


Healthy people in healthy communities through excellence in Public Health Nursing.


To advance the practice of public health through innovative and effective public health nursing leadership. 


  • Health Equity : DPHN Promotes the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. 
  • Leadership: DPHN stands at the forefront to innovate and improve the effectiveness of nursing services and practice within public health. 
  • Quality: DPHN promotes use of evidence to inform practice to assure provision of the highest quality nursing services within the public health jurisdiction across the state, and evaluates its effectiveness. 
  • Advocacy: DPHN advocates for the needs of Public Health and Public Health Nursing through education and policy development.
  • Diverse and Competent Workforce: DPHN develops and assures the knowledge, behaviors, and skills for a competent PHN workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves. P.O. Box 861 Pismo Beach, CA 93448

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