Health Policy

Promoting children's health and protecting the professional practice of advanced practice nurses, caring for children directly impacts NAPNAP's advocacy objectives.

The NAPNAP health policy team is comprised of the Health Policy Chair and Committee, Government Affairs Director, staff, and volunteers.  Throughout the year, the team meets to discuss policy and advocacy issues relevant to our membership; develops resources and conducts collaborative sessions for members; attends key stakeholder meetings to provide input and support to promote children's health and the role of the PNP; provides comments on regulatory matters; tracks national legislation; and supports chapter and member policy issues.

Please use the links on the left side of the page to take access NAPNAP's policy related resources.  Additional resources, especially ACA and health insurance marketplace related links, are added as they become available.

You can contact the Health Policy team at

Other Health Policy News:

  • Learn more about mid-term elections and what nurses should know during a webinar hosted by the Nursing Community

  • Read more about the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization

  • NAPNAP's 2014 Capitol Hill Day was highly successful with NAPNAP members from around the U.S. advocating for PNP practice and child health issues in over 35 elected officials' and committees' offices.

  • As a member of the Coalition for Patient Rights, NAPNAP is pleased to share an info graphic that members can display in their practice settings informing patients and other healthcare providers about the choices for many healthcare services. Click here to view and download the info graphic. 

  • Representatives Greg Walden (R-OR) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) have introduced the “Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act” (H.R. 2504) in the House, and Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have filed a Senate companion bill (S. 1332).  Contact your Senators and Representatives asking them to co-sponsor this important legislation.  For additional information about NAPNAP's talking points and the bills and to contact your legislators, use our  Advocacy Center.

  • To view the legislative issues webinar for Chapter Legislative leaders, click here.

Other Health Policy News:

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