CNE Article: Continuing Education
- Workplace Health & Safety (formerly AAOHN Journal)
- January 2012 - Volume 60 · Issue 1: 33-42
This is the first part of a two-part series introducing Healthy People 2020 and the foundational categories that are linked to overarching goals and corresponding measures for progress within the Healthy People 2020 initiative. The two articles together will review the 10 objectives for occupational safety and health within the American workplace, provide a resource guide for occupational health nurses, and discuss MAP-IT, the suggested implementation format to reach the Healthy People 2020 goals. The articles are intended to inform occupational health nurses about the current agenda for safety and health of the U.S. work force as articulated in Healthy People 2020 and provide a foundation for better understanding the requirements of a safe work environment in 2020 and beyond.
Ms. Parks is Sr. Staff Specialist-Health Services, PPL Corporation, Berwick, PA. Dr. Chikotas is Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. Ms. Olszewski is Vice President, Mid State Occupational Health Services, Lewisburg, PA.
The authors disclose that they have no significant financial interests in any product or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.
Address correspondence to Noreen E. Chikotas, DEd, MSN, CRNP, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, 3211 McCormick Building, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. E-mail: .email@example.com