Recognizing the Hard Work of County Health Nurses

Video by Suzanne Bartole

In recognition of National Nurses Month, the County would like to celebrate its 892 nurses and thank them for their commitment and dedication to delivering exceptional healthcare to the region.

Health and Human Services Agency nurses provide individualized care that is timely, effective, and equitable, treating some of the most vulnerable populations in the community. They promote health and prevent disease in a diverse range of specialty areas.

This year, HHSA nurses have been the public-facing vanguard of the COVID-19 pandemic response, reminding us all how critical they are during an emergency. Public health nurses, staff nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social service aides and nurse practitioners: all have been essential in nearly every part of the pandemic response. They have been instrumental in testing, vaccinations, case investigations, homeless outreach and providing support to COVID positive individuals and families.

Now, more than at any moment in our lifetimes, the integrity, expertise and strengths of County nurses is making a difference and saving lives.


Anita Lightfoot is a group communications officer with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact