As pediatric-focused APRNs, you are advocating every day – for your patients, your students or your role as a health care leader. Join our community of experts in pediatrics and advocates for children in communicating with elected leaders and amplifying messages to benefit child health and advanced practice nursing. On this page, you can participate in our pre-formatted campaign or locate contact information for your elected leaders to call, email or tag in social media. Additional functions and campaigns will be added soon.
Participate in Our Advocacy Campaigns
Campaign: Urge Congress to support the “Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act
Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Dave Joyce (R-OH) introduced the “Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act” H.R. 8812, legislation that would remove a wide range of long-standing federal statutory and regulatory barriers that currently restrict Medicare and Medicaid patients’ access to care provided by NPs and APRNs. The ICAN Act would enable APRNs to utilize their clinical expertise to improve care for patients by:
- Authorizing patients to receive Medicaid outpatient clinic services under the direction of NPs
- Making permanent the waiver allowing Medicare and Medicaid hospital patients to be under the care of NPs
- Authorizing NPs and CNSs to refer patients to dieticians or nutrition professionals
- and much more!
Please contact your U.S. Representative NOW to ask them to cosponsor the ICAN Act to increase patient access to high quality care provided by NPs and APRNs. In the blue box, simply fill in your info, click next, review and/or customize the communication and click submit.
Campaign: Your Elected Leaders Need Your Expertise
It is essential that NAPNAP members help build awareness about our profession and the key role that we play in delivering evidence-based, high quality pediatric health care. Take time to introduce (or reintroduce) yourself to your elected leaders – as a constituent and a health care leader. Start building relationships now so that elected officials better understand you and the issues you will raise during their terms. As an expert in pediatrics and an advocate for children, you are a valuable resource and influencer in your home district!
It’s quick and easy to advocate for child health and advanced practice nursing issues with our pre-formatted communication that sends directly to your elected leaders in Congress. In the blue box, simply fill in your info, click next, review and/or customize the communication and click submit.