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What's New with Childhood Obesity?


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What's New with Childhood Obesity?

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. With the obesity rate continuing to climb, healthcare providers need to assess that obesity in children is not just tied to diet and exercise, but also socio-economic status and quality of food offered in schools.

Empowering All Current and Future Members

Diversity and inclusion are important to NAPNAP. That's why we launched the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce in order to affirm that NAPNAP's strategies and practices support a diverse platform for its members and workplace for staff.

Discussing Opioid Safety and Use with Families

As pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses, so much of what you do for your patients and families is to provide anticipatory guidance and helping them deal with the opioid crisis is no different. Here is an answer to some common questions you may have regarding opioid safety.

Talking to Parents About Gun Safety

Firearms account for 15 percent of child deaths. This alarming statistic makes household gun safety an important discussion topic during a well visit, giving healthcare providers an important role in gun safety.

What Makes the Ideal Candidate Stand Out?

Congrats grad! Get ready to ace your job interviews with tips from our expert.

The Winding Road to Full Practice Authority

The journey to full practice authority began in response to a changing healthcare landscape at the dawn of the 21st century. There is still much work to be done and you can help make a difference.

E-Cigarettes – Has Progress to Curb Teen Tobacco Use Gone Up in Smoke?

Prevention efforts have reduced smoking rates to 15.5 percent of adults over the age of 18, but the popularity and rapid increase in youth use of vaping products threatens to reverse this progress and expose a new generation risk for nicotine addiction and other tobacco related illnesses.

Caring for the Patient with ASD

April is National Autism Awareness Month. How can you make your practice more friendly for the patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Caring for the LGBTQ Youth

The LGBTQ community face many unique healthcare needs that we must address. Here are some ways to help make your practice a safe space for these youth.

Get the Most Out of Your #NAPNAPConf Experience

#NAPNAPConf is next week and we want to make sure you're getting the most out of your conference experience.

NAPNAP Elections: Why Your Vote Matters

NAPNAP's election will take place from March 1-29. Learn more about the candidates and how they will shape out future before you cast your vote.

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates

Despite the availability of a vaccination that can prevent many HPV-related cancers, some parents hesitate or choose not to allow their child to receive the HPV vaccine. As healthcare leaders, it is our responsibility to address the questions and concerns parents have and offer education about the benefits of the HPV vaccine to increase vaccination rates.

Human Trafficking: What Can You Do to Help?

Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry in which nearly a quarter of victims are children and occurs in all 50  states and all communities. Are you able to identify a trafficking victim? Learn more about ways to identify a potential victim with tips from NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth Director Jessica Peck. (Published Jan. 14, 2019)