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Acknowledgements

Many nurses have researched and shaped the concepts and insights provided in this manual. A multilevel Public Health Nursing (PHN) committee chaired by Myrna Aguila developed the 2003 version of this manual. Additional contributions and final editing was completed by Noël Bazini-Barakat, Cherie Forshā, and Kathleen Smith under the direction of Margaret Avila, former Director of Public Health Nursing.

This 2007 revision of the Public Health Nursing Practice Manual was edited by two multilevel PHN subcommittees of the PHN Practice Committee, and Nursing Administration. These individuals are named in the title page and represent PHNs from district field nursing, Acute Communicable Disease Control, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Newborn Screening, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Tuberculosis Control programs. Cindy Young, a registered dietician, represented the Nutrition Program. Without their commitment, expertise and insight, the manual revision would not have taken place.

A deep appreciation to Debra Dorst-Porada, Kathleen Smith, and Norina Cadena who spent countless hours reviewing and editing the revisions, and to the Evaluation of Practice Subcommittee. The Evaluation of Practice Subcommittee met twice a month for more than a year to develop the Evaluation of Practice forms and instructions, calculation spreadsheets, training module, and also conducted interrater reliability testing. Much gratitude is extended to Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser who served as advisor for the interrater reliability testing procedure and as results reviewer.

Finally, much gratitude is extended to Loretta Abkar for her word processing and formatting expertise and for her patience and skill in tracking the numerous revisions requested by the editors.

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