About Us

The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice. ACHNE was established in 1978 and is run by elected volunteer leaders who guide the organization in providing networking through the quarterly newsletter and membership directory, and providing educational opportunities through publications and the annual Spring Institute.

Dream Statement

ACHNE is the catalyst in Community/Public Health Nursing education, practice, scholarship, through academic and community partnerships and evidence-based practice towards building healthier communities and populations to advance health equity.

Vision Statement

ACHNE is the premier association in community/public health nursing education, practice, and scholarship serving as the catalyst to build healthier communities, improve population health outcomes, and advance health equity--local to global.

Mission Statement

ACHNE promotes evidence-based education, practice, and scholarship across diverse settings, communities, and populations to support and advance health equity for all through Collaboration, Advocacy, Leadership, and Mentorship (C.A.L.M.).

ACHNE C.A.L.M. Goals

Foster COLLABORATION between communities, agencies, populations and academic/practice partners to develop and grow a competent community/public health nursing workforce.

ADVOCATE to promote the role and value of community/public health nursing within all health systems, academia, regulatory and governmental agencies, and society.

Strengthen LEADERSHIP in community/public health settings to achieve external and internal visibility in order to create needed change in the equitable provision of health care to all communities.

Promote MENTORSHIP to develop community/public health nursing educators as role models, exemplars, and change agents both within ACHNE and the community/public health nursing settings to foster the application of evidence-based practice to meet current and future community/public health challenges.