Child Health Policy Learning Collaborative

The Child Health Policy Learning Collaborative (CHPLC) is open to all NAPNAP members and meets at 8 p.m. ET via conference call on the first Wednesday of every month from September through May to discuss policy trends and advocacy solutions on national, state and local levels. We invite guest speakers to address timely policy issues affecting our members. In addition, there is an online community to share information on these topics. To be invited to the monthly call, please email

Guest Speakers

  • Dec. 6 - Karen Duderstadt, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN will lead a discussion of health policy related to environmental impacts on children.

  • Jan. 3 - We will kick off the New Year with a conversation about full practice authority and ongoing efforts by APRNs led by Mary Chesney, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN.

  • Feb. 7 - Jessica Peck, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL will present about federal and state policy efforts to prevent and/or provide care and services for children in human trafficking.

  • March 7 - The Administration has rolled back implementation/regulation of Obama-era nutritional policies. Dr. Deborah Cohen will address the current state of child nutritional policy.

  • April 4 - Donna Marvicsin, PhD, PNP-BC, CDE will lead a discussion about policy impacting bullying and mental health in children.

  • May 2 - Info to come

  • To be rescheduled: Clinician and professor Lacey Eden, MS, FNP-C will share her experience of utilizing her clinical expertise and passion to become a child health advocacy leader in her state.


Notes from each call are posted to the CHPLC online community. If you haven’t signed up to be a member of the community, simply:

  1. Click here to access the Child Health Policy Learning Collaborative online community. You will be prompted to log in. 
  2. Click on the green block in the middle of the webpage that says – Join Community