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

External Resources

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