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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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NAPNAP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) values and champions diversity, equity and inclusion. The organization recognizes and embraces that unique, forward‐thinking perspectives, ideas, approaches and contributions emerge from having the broadest diversity of members and staff. NAPNAP is committed to inclusive policies and practices that provide an enriching, supportive and respectful climate, which allow members to thrive and succeed in practice, advocacy, education, research and leadership at local, regional, national and international levels. NAPNAP actively recruits and welcomes all races, backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ethnicities, ages, abilities and countries of origin; rejects all acts of discrimination; and supports efforts to provide a safe environment for all children and their families absent of discrimination and in recognition of their individuality and resilience.

NAPNAP Curated DEI Toolkit

NAPNAP remains committed to inclusive policies and practices that provide an enriching, supportive and respectful climate. This allows members to thrive and succeed in practice, advocacy, education, research and leadership at local, regional, national and international levels.

Through advisory capacities to NAPNAP’s Executive Board, the DEI Standing Committee is dedicated to championing the importance of humanistic pediatric health care focused on identifying and addressing the issues of health inequity and health disparities. We realize that every child has the opportunity to attain full health potential through pediatric advanced practice nurse provider-patient relationships that will establish better health outcomes through adulthood and across generations.   

To assist in this effort, the DEI Committee has curated this toolkit to provide practitioners with resources to assist with providing inclusive, barrier-free, quality individualized patient care while increasing health equity for all pediatric patients and their families.

Approved by Executive Board. Publication link coming soon.

  • 2024 International Women’s Day: Keynote – Nutrena Tate, Nutrena H. Tate PhD, MBA, APRN, CPNP-PC, System Director for Nursing Research Henry Ford Health, Associate Professor University of Detroit Mercy; NAPNAP DEI Committee Chair, 2021 -2024
  • The Black Doctors Talk Podcast Episode 48 – Felesia Bowen PhD, DNP, PPCNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, NAPNAP DEI Committee Member, 2022; Co-Chair, 2023 -2024; Executive Board President Elect, 2024
  • Empowering Change Through DEI recorded presentation – Felesia Bowen PhD, DNP, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
  • Healthcare Provider Training on LGBTQIA+ Health, An Introductory Module – Brenda Cassidy DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Contributing Author, Associate Professor Health Promotion and Development, Faculty Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing; NAPNAP DEI Committee member, 2022-2023
  • LGBTQIA+ Resource Toolbox – Brenda Cassidy DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Health Equity in Pediatrics podcast series – Becky Carson DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director Online Pediatric Acute Care, Post Master’s Certificate Program, Conway School of Nursing, NAPNAP DEI Committee Member, 2023-2025

A collection of information and other resources compiled and organized in a location that serve as references for groups, organizations, or systems interested in assessing and improving their DEI efforts. The resources provide insight on: 1) how diversity is reflected; 2) how a culture of inclusion is demonstrated; and 3) how decisions that lead to greater equity are made.

  • Bright Futures Health Equity Resources for Health Care Professionals – American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • DEI Faculty Tool Kit – American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Racial Justice Toolkit – Atrium Health 
  • Patient-Centered Transgender Health, a Toolkit for Nurse Practitioner Faculty and Clinicians – National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

A guide to effectively communicate on topics regarding DEI. These commonly used terms should not be considered all-inclusive. It is important to note that DEI language is always evolving based on cultural nuances and emerging trends.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Inclusive Language Guide, Second Edition – American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) Terms – Harvard University Human Resources
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Glossary of Equity-Related Terms, 3.2 – Washington State Government
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Key Terms and Definitions – National Association of Counties

Data depicting the current and forecasted demand on the health care workforce. This is important because a strong and diverse healthcare workforce is necessary to ensure health equity and decrease health disparities.

  • Nursing Statistics – Minority Nurse® Springer Publishing
  • Workforce: The 2022 National Nursing Workforce Study presentation – National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

As a demonstration of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, at the July 14, 2020 Executive Board meeting the board approved the formation of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee. Visit our national committee page to view a list of members. 

Information about the committee’s work will be shared in NAPNAP’s communications throughout the year.

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