A Foundation steering group had been set up with representatives from Norway, America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Kenya at the launch of the network in Dublin, Ireland in 2014.
A new Council was elected at 1st inaugural meeting, held in Bilund, Denmark, September 2016.
GNPHN Council would like to acknowledge the enormous input by Maura Connolly, Ireland, whilst a member of the Steering Group.
GNPHN Council also wish, to thank Institute of Community Health Nursing in Ireland, for their support, in setting up the Global Network of Public Health Nurses
MEMBERS OF GNPHN Council, September 2016
|Dr Cheryll Adams||Director, Institute of Health Visiting, UK|
|Ros Bryar||Emeritus Professor of Community and Primary Care Nursing, City University, London|
|Kari Glavin||Head of Master and Postgraduate studies, Department of Nursing, Diakonova University, Norway|
|Linda Reveling Smith||Chair, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Winona State University, USA|
|Teresa Obwaya||Health & Management Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Reiko Okamoto,||Division of Health Science, Osaka University, Japan|
|Christina Lindhart||The Association of Health Visitors, Denmark|
|Rhiannon Beaumont Wood||Director of Public Health Nursing, Wales|
|Dr Karen Whittaker||Reader Child & Family Health ,School of Nursing ,University of Central Lancashire|
|Chris Gordon||Public Health Nurse, Health Visitor, Suffolk County Council|
The notes of the Steering group /GNPHN Council meetings can be accessed in Resources, minutes of meeting section
The full membership fee for foundation members is €50, €15 for students , €25 for retired members and free for members living in developing low income countries. .
Associate membership fee will be initially €250
The Steering group will seek seed funding and sponsorship and by the end of the first year develop an initial business plan.
A website is seen as key tool for the network. The website will provide the means for registration and the platform for discussion, sharing of information, practice and debate.