Global Health Care SIG


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The Global Health Care Special Interest Group (GHC SIG) was approved by the NAPNAP Executive Board in spring 2002. Please contact the SIG officers at for additional information on activities.


  • Primary Care for the Newly Immigrated Child - Immigrant children should be evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon as they arrive in the United States. Besides the normal and expected health care necessities of all children, there are special considerations for children entering our country, particularly those coming from developing or war-torn countries.This printable resource contains initial guidance, references and resources for healthcare providers.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) has named August 12 as designated as International Youth Day, intended to recognize the achievements of young people worldwide and draw attention to issues affecting youth. 

External Resources

  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases - Resources to help increase influenza vaccination for children with asthma are now available from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Viarious tools and strategies are available that can be customized for use in clinical settings to help address immunization barriers and improve parent education.
  • The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health, recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This policy statement was made available online July 29, 2019 and was published in the August 2019 issue of Pediatrics. Racism is a social determinant of health and contributes to health disparities and mental health problems in children and adolescents. The position statement encourages healthcare providers to proactively engage in strategies to reduce the health effects of racism and promote health equity for children, adolescents and families

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

SIG Officers: 

Co-Chair - Asma A. Taha, Phd, RN,CPNP-PC/AC
Secretary - Christi Wargo, MSN, CPNP