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NAPNAP Receives 2016 NYSAE Social Responsibility Award

NAPNAP receives 2016 NYSAE Social Responsibility Award 
Award recognizes NAPNAP’s accomplishments over past year.

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 – The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Social Responsibility Award by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE). NAPNAP is only the third health care association in the history of the NYSAE awards program to receive this honor.

The award, which was established in 1991, recognizes associations and organizations for their contributions to America, and is awarded annually to organizations that are NYSAE members. This is the first time NAPNAP has won the award.

NAPNAP was celebrated for being at the forefront of advocating for child health policy initiatives, positions statements and collaborations. Two recent successful advocacy initiatives were its support for the “Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015,” signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 28, which requires child-resistant packaging for any liquid nicotine vial sold in the U.S., and lobbying for successful passage of the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,” which protects insurance coverage for millions of children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. NYSAE recognized the public value of NAPNAP’s recent recommends of teaming with school nurses to address the needs of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as its call to assess the benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children for whom no concerns of ASD have been raised by their parents of a clinician.

“For more than 40 years, NAPNAP has been educating pediatric providers, patients, families and caregivers and advocating for children’s health,” said NAPNAP President Cathy Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC, CCRN. “On behalf of our more than 8,500 members it’s wonderful to be recognized for our dedication to providing high-quality, evidenced-based care to millions of children across the country each year.”

NYSAE also considered NAPNAP’s publicly available child health online resources (www.napnap.org/families) to educate patients and parents on key child health issues including: education safety, behavioral health, immunizations for children and teens and disaster preparedness. NAPNAP offers an online pediatric health conditions library and mobile app that explain common conditions and treatments with Spanish-language content, as well as a magazine for parents called Ready, Set, Grow.

Accepting the award on the organization’s behalf is Executive Director Cate Brennan, MBA, CAE. NAPNAP is based in New York City.

“This award is a testament to the outstanding collaboration between our expert volunteers, partners and staff,” said Brennan. “NAPNAP is dedicated in making a difference in the professional lives of our members and families in New York state and beyond.”

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The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the nation’s only professional association for pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Representing more than 8,500 healthcare practitioners with 17 special interest groups and 49 chapters, NAPNAP has been advocating for children’s health since 1973 and was the first APRN society in the U.S. Our mission is to empower pediatric-focused APRNs and their interprofessional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education and research. www.NAPNAP.org