The Wellness to Work Public Health Nurse (WTW-PHN) program is a collaboration between Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) and Butte County Public Health. A public health nurse is available by referral from DESS Employment Case Managers to assist clients who have medical barriers to employment and success within the DESS programs of CalLEARN
. The PHN provides face to face client visits in the home or other safe locations, working with clients to develop a strengths-based plan that targets medical goals. Acting as a generalist, the WTW-PHN covers a wide variety of medical needs and acts as an advocate for clients.