For nearly 50 years, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) has been providing pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with the clinical practice resources they need to guide their daily practice and educate patient families. Check out the below resources on a variety of pediatric-related health topics.
Stay up-to-date with information regarding COVID-19 with resources from the CDC, WHO and more.
Child Health Equity
Providing fair and just access to health care is a priority for NAPNAP. Get resources to enhance your knowledge and practice.
NAPNAP has curated content related to public charge policies affecting your patients/practice.
Become familiar with signs of trafficking and get resources to help child victims of human trafficking.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Birth-18 Years & “Catch-up” Immunization Schedules
- Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents
- Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants
- Preparing for Questions Parents May Ask about Vaccines
- 2017 Binational Immunization Schedule for Children from Birth through 18 Years
- Diseases and Vaccines That Prevent Them
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)
Adolescent Immunization Initiative: White Paper
Review meningococcal resources for providers to increase your knowledge and assist in educating parents about the disease and preventative measures. Many parents may not understand that there are different vaccines that prevent different types of meningococcal disease.
HPV-Related Cancer Prevention
Learn about ways to educate your patients about preventing HPV-related cancers and download excellent tools and tips for your practice.
Together with Families Fighting Flu and Healthy Women, we have developed a provider toolkit to help you educate patients and families about the flu and the importance of getting an annual flu immunization starting at 6 months of age.
NAPNAP partnered with Sanofi Pasteur and Families Fighting Flu to develop two children’s illustration books that address the importance of the flu vaccine to children who are 7-12 years of age and 13-17 years of age. Both books tell real stories based on Caroline and Madi’s life experiences after becoming infected with influenza. Please share Caroline’s Story: Having the Flu – Why You Don’t Want to Skip the Flu Vaccine and Madi’s Story: Flu Vaccine 101 – You Won’t Want to Miss This Class! with your patients today.
Learn about the latest updates and need to know information about Zika virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Read the facts about mental health and links to a variety of the top mental health resources.
- Real Facts. Real Fast.TM is a NAPNAP developed microsite featuring several handouts to encourage safe dosing and usage of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. It provides expert advice to providers, teens and parents and was made possible through the generous support of McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
- Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List or “Key criteria for Inappropriate use of Drugs in pediatrics” List was developed by The Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PHA). This list of potentially inappropriate medications for children is similar in scope to the “Beers List”, which is used for geriatric patients. It has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Volume 25, Issue 3.
- The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted a new webpage designed specifically for health professionals. The goal of this webpage is to provide up-to-date and evidence-based information to help health professionals discuss dietary supplements with their patients, clients, colleagues, and students.
- Find a variety of resources from the CDC about antibiotic safety and resources to help prevent antibiotic resistance.
Safe to Sleep® Campaign Materials
- The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Safe to Sleep® campaign offers a variety of materials to help share safe infant sleep messages with different audiences. Many of these items are available to download and order below. You can also view a list of all NICHD publications related to SIDS and Safe to Sleep®.
- For items that you can use to promote the Safe to Sleep® campaign or your outreach, check out their E-Toolkit.
The ABC’s of Infant Safe Sleep Videos
- Learn about infant safe sleep and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for safe sleep practices to prevent infant suffocation and infant mortality. Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs in a Crib for night time, nap time, every time. This video was developed in partnership with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS), the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund. Learn more.
- Watch the video in English.
- Watch the video in Spanish.
FDA’s New Nutrition Facts Label
The New Nutrition Facts Label: What’s in it for You? The campaign landing page provides an overview of the campaign as well as links to resources for health educators, dietitians, teachers, healthcare professionals and physicians. The “What’s New” page gives more insight to the changes to the Nutrition Facts label.
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
CFSAN wants to support people in avoiding foodborne illness or “food poisoning” caused by disease-causing bacteria or pathogens that contaminate food. Everyone is susceptible, but certain people, including young children, are more likely to get sick and the effects can be much more serious. The CFSAN Education Resource Library Online Catalog (toolkit) contains many downloadable and printable educational materials for consumers, educators, dietitians, and health professionals.
Growth & Development
Developmental Surveillance Resources for Healthcare Providers and CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. have information for health care providers, including information on screening tools and free educational materials to give to patients.
- Read NAPNAP’s position statement on Supporting the Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Focused Health Care.
- Visit NAPNAP’s Adolescent Health Care Special Interest Group webpage for additional resources.
Office of Adolescent Health: Think Act Grow (TAG)
- The TAG Playbook features the “Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents,” a strengths-based framework that is grounded in research, and offers specific action steps that youth-serving professionals, family members and youth themselves can take to promote adolescent health.
- TAG in Action successful strategies highlights successful strategies that incorporate the core principles of TAG.
- Game Plan for Engaging Youth identifies strategies for engaging adolescents in promoting their health and healthy development.
The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
- Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families.
The second edition of the Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit, developed by the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program, is an innovative web-based open source product intended to facilitate integration of oral-systemic health content and clinical competencies into nurse practitioner (NP) and midwifery (MW) curricula.
AHRQ Toolsets Available to Help Implement E-Prescribing
Two toolsets, one for healthcare providers in small practices and one for independent pharmacies, to support e-prescribing implementation have been released by AHRQ. The toolsets offer a step-by-step guide for preparing for and launching an e-prescribing system. They include advice on topics ranging from planning the implementation process, launching the system, troubleshooting common problems and navigating into more advanced practice and pharmacy services. Access the toolsets and supporting tools.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Resources
The Children’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format was developed to bridge the gap between the functionality present in most EHRs currently available and the functionality that would more optimally support the care of children. While the growing use of EHRs is shown to improve the quality and safety of health care, many existing systems are not tailored to capture or process information about children. The new format includes recommendations for child-specific data elements such as vaccines and functionality that will enable EHR developers to broaden their products. The children’s EHR format was authorized by the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and developed by AHRQ and CMS. The format is designed for EHR developers and providers who wish to augment existing systems or to build new systems that include children’s services. Find more information about the children’s EHR format.
Visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs. Bookmark this site and visit CMS EHR Incentive Programs legislation often to learn about who is eligible for the programs, how to register, meaningful use, upcoming EHR training and events and much more.