Pictured: Mac Prichard
One of the key jobs of the proposed Office of the National Nurse is providing practical, preventative health care information through presentations at schools, libraries and other public places. By educating the public about the consequences of alcohol and drug use and the importance of making healthy life choices, America's 2.9 million nurses in the country could make an important difference in reducing drug and alcohol abuse.
Mac Prichard is communications director for Reclaiming Futures, a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that helps teenagers caught in the cycle of drugs, alcohol and crime.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, July 24, 2006