Nancy B. Smith
- Public Health Nurse, Coordinator of Community Health Services - Clinton County Health Department
- 33 years of service
Ms. Nancy B. Smith has a master's degree in nursing and has been the lead on multiple programs and projects while collaborating with the community and other agencies. In 2004, Ms. Smith developed an innovative preventive prenatal dental health program. Her department then received a National Association of City and County Health Organizations' (NACCHO) Model Practice Award. Due to her dedication to health promotion and disease prevention, many programs and their staff have benefited including home care, WIC, MOMS prenatal services and immunization. Recently, Ms. Smith worked with the Environmental Health Director to share information on communicable disease, and improve food and water disease investigations. With her leadership, the Department of Environmental Conservation and Health Department Education staff ran a successful community-based mercury thermometer removal project that removed thousands of home thermometers from the environment. As a result of the education and publicity, additional companies instituted changes that led to further mercury reduction. Ms. Smith reached out to two community agencies to increase and improve public and professional HIV education, counseling and testing services. She also reached out to the local Literacy Volunteers Organization to bring health information her unit developed for low literacy adults. The response from all these efforts has had a positive impact on public health.
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