Developed in 2011, the purpose of the Adolescent Health Care Special Interest Group (AHC SIG) is to provide opportunities for increased awareness by all members of the NAPNAP organization and potentially increase membership by PNPs/NPs specifically interested in adolescent health care across different settings.
Adolescence spans the ages of 10-21, roughly half of childhood. Adolescents benefit from high-quality, developmentally appropriate health care and prevention strategies, and NAPNAP as an organization can benefit from focused attention to this age group by members who have adolescent interest and expertise.
Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on adolescent health.
Chair: Meara Peterson, DNP, RN, CPNP
Co Chair: Anne L. Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FAANP
Secretary: Barbara L. Johnston, MSN, CPNP