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

  • Oct. 2: Keeping with the season, we'll go "back to school" to learn how nursing education gets funded and current state of Title VIII. Rachel Stevenson of AACN will lead the discussion.

  • Nov. 6: As reported in the media, the number of children enrolled in health coverage programs is decreasing. We are pleased to welcome Tricia Brooks from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families to talk about the decline and what policy makers can do about it. Tricia also offers the unique perspective of a member of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

  • Dec. 4: Aimee Ossman, Vice President Policy Analyst for the Children's Hospital Association, will join us to discuss the ACE Kids Act which passed earlier this year and its impact to expand access to care for children with medical complexity. 

  • Jan. 8: Dr. Bernadette Melnyk will speak regarding the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience. Dr. Melnyk will discuss NAMs initiatives as well as nation policy efforts needed to effectively fund research addressing HCP burnout and prevention.

  • Feb. 5: Experts from Giffords will educate participants about evidence-based gun violence prevention programs at the state level and how NPs can effective advocates.

  • March 4: TBD

  • April 1: TBD

  • May 6: TBD

All calls are at 8 p.m. ET on the first Wednesday of each month.


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