SIGs

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

If you are interested in joining a SIG email us at memberservices@napnap.org and tell us what SIG you would like to join or simply mail in your SIG application.

Developed in 2010, the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Special Interest Group (CYSHCN SIG) was established for nurse practitioners to provide leadership and support in comprehensive, effective pediatric health care delivery models of care. The CYSHCN SIG will promote a comprehensive approach to child health that acknowledges the importance of coordinating a child/youths' physical, mental, social emotional, dental, vision, developmental, educational and community health needs.

Email:  pedhealthcarehome@napnap.org

Resources:

NEW: Gastronomy Tube Fact Sheet - This one page handout, created in collaboration with the Pediatric General Surgery SIG, provides patient families with necessary information about a gastronomy tube, including how to clean it and what to do if the tube comes out.

External Resources:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners' (AANP) The Medical Home: What Is It? How Do Nurse Practitioners Fit In? 

Investing in Maternal and Child Health: An Employer's Toolkit - This toolkit is the culmination of a partnership between the Center for Prevention and Health Services at the National Business Group on Health and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau within the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Web Resources:

    •       AHRQ Patient Centered Medical Home Website - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognizes that revitalizing the nation’s primary care system is foundational to achieving high-quality, accessible, efficient health care for all Americans. The primary care medical home, also referred to as the patient centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary care, and the healthcare home, is a promising model for transforming the organization and delivery of primary care.

Articles:

Educational Training Programs:

Medical Home Model - a new online professional development course developed at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is available by clicking here and approved for Nursing Contact Hour Credit through the UC College of Nursing.

Nursing Care Coordination - a new online professional development course developed at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also available by clicking here. 

Award Opportunities:

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) SIG Award for Excellence in Doctoral Projects

The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) SIG Award for Excellence in Doctoral Projects provides an annual monetary award of $250 to a selected recent graduate (within one year) of an accredited doctoral program whose scholarly project best exemplifies the current goals of the PHCH SIG. A second award will be made if the SIG budget has sufficient funds.

Position Statement:

Position Statement on Pediatric Health Care/Medical Home: Key Issues on Care Coordination, Transitions, and Leadership, please click here.

​Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on pediatric health care home.

SIG Officers: 

Co Chair: Cheryl Lynn Samuels, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
Co Chair: Siem Ia, MS, RN, CPNP
Secretary: Heidi Prokofiev, CPNP-PC