Welcome to ICCHNR
Welcome the Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
ICCHNR welcomes the Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing as an associate partner to the international collaboration. We look forward to the next international conference in Seoul in 2015. Further announcements to follow in early 2014.
Important message from Prof Sally Kendall
ICCHNR would like to thank Helena Wythe for the wonderful support she has given to the organisation as our honorary treasurer through managing our accounts and helping us to maintain a healthy balance to continue our ICCHNR activities.
Helena is standing down after her extended term of office and we are now seeking a volunteer or nominations to take over as honorary treasurer and trustee of ICCHNR...
Call for the early-career researchers to propose an international research placement
The British Council has launched a call for the early-career researchers to propose an international research placement. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to spend up to 3 months at a university or research institution in one of the nineteen partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK...
Queens Nursing Institute Scotland becomes an associate partner of ICCHNR
ICCHNR is delighted that the Council of QNIS has recently agreed that they become an associate partner of ICCHNR. THis will greatly add to our commitment to promote research and evidence based practice to community health nurses globally. ICCHNR welcomes the partnership with QNIS and looks forward to supporting our common purposes.
ICCHNR supports Mary McClymont Award to community nurses from Uganda
ICCHNR were delighted to welcome Rebecca Nantondo and Eric Ezati from Reach Out Mbuya to the 5th International conference in Edinburgh in March 2013. Reach Out is a charitable organisation in the Kampala area, Uganda that provides treatment and health promotion for people with HIV...
ICCHNR supports the ICN on International Nurses Day
International Council of Nurses highlights nurses’ key role in achieving MDGs
Geneva, Switzerland 10 May 2013 – On the occasion of International Nurses Day (IND) on 12 May, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is highlighting the key role of nurses in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
In its 2013 IND toolkit, available for free download from its website (www.icn.ch), ICN congratulates nurses on all they have done towards the achievement of the MDGs and to help shape and deliver sustainable goals and outcomes beyond 2015, yet stresses that there is still more that nurses can – and must – do. It has been shown that increased financial resources, though urgently needed, are insufficient to improve access to health services and attain health objectives such as MDGs. Qualified nurses, available in adequate numbers to deliver the services, are also essential.
Request for information on family assessment tools from Western Australia
Child and Adolescent Community Health Policy (Statewide) in Western Australia (WA) are currently undertaking a review of the 'Indicators of Need' family assessment guide.
The 'Indicators of Need' guide is a family assessment tool for identification of risk and protective factors which influence a child's psycho-social health outcomes. This guide is used by the community child health nurse at each scheduled contact within the WA Child Health Service Universal Contact Schedule (1-2 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 3-4 months, 8 months, 18 months, 3 years), and as a component of any unscheduled contacts. It forms a picture over time, of family strengths and risks, which potentially contribute to outcomes for the child. To assist identification of the client’s indicators of need, the community child health nurse utilises a list of prompts for discussion.
Fundacion Index becomes an Associate Partner with ICCHNR
We are delighted that the Fundacion Index, based in Granada, Spain, has agreed to become our first Associate Partner. As the International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research goes forward, we aim to work more closely with other international partners. The Fundacion Index will enable ICCHNR to collaborate with community health research issues in Spanish speaking countries, including South America.The President of Fundacion Index Dr. Manuel Amezcua states:
'Fundación Index has shown since its beginnings 25 years ago its will to promote research in Community Nursing, which we have used to develop diverse projects and initiatives at both the European and Latin American levels. We are convinced that our alliance with ICCHNR will be an opportunity to exchange experience, resources, and knowledge, as well as advance the excellence in the practice of community health.'
ICCHNR embraces this and looks forward to future partnership and collaboration.
Professor Fiona Ross
Professor Sally Kendall
Professor Rosamund Bryar
Registered charity no. 1042880
ICCHNR was registered as a charity in 1995 to achieve the following aims:
- To demonstrate the value of community health care nursing research for improving the quality of health care.
- To advance and share knowledge of community health care nursing practice through research
- To increase personal commitment by community nurses to evidence based practice.
- To encourage the appropriate use of research for community nursing.
- To promote awareness of the contribution of community health care nursing to healthy public policies and alliances.
ICCHNR is also committed to supporting community nursing in developing countries, through its international network of nurse researchers, international conferences and fund raising activities.