Japan’s Current Health Issues and Health Promotion in the Community Setting: Focus on Public Health Nurses’ Activities

  • Mikako Arakida


Currently in Japan, 43 446 public health nurses (PHNs) are working at various community settings to promote population health. The national licensing of the PHN is a unique system of Japan. In this chapter, the health promotion activities of PHNs in community settings and health problems that PHNs now confront are introduced. The educational system of PHN is also explained, because the system is changing in Japan.


Child Abuse Public Health Nurse Legal Reform Healthy Parent Health Management Service 
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© Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nursing and Rehabilitation Science at OdawaraInternational University of Health and WelfareOdawaraJapan

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