Examining Children with Complex Care and Technology Needs in the Context of Social Determinants of Health

Children who require complex care with medical technology often require daily, intensive care from caregivers including tracheostomies, long-term ventilator dependence, noninvasive respiratory support and enteral feeding tubes. These children are a part of the larger population of children and

Understanding the Barriers and Inequity LGBTQ Parents Face in Health Care

NEW YORK, May 24, 2023 – With more than 2 million American children having parents that identify as part of LGBTQ community, it is crucial to understand the experiences of bias and discrimination these parents may experience while accessing

NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth Position Statement on the Health Care and Wellbeing of Children and Adolescents in Foster Care

  With more than 390,000 American children and adolescents currently in the foster care system, The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Partners for Vulnerable Youth (NAPNAP Partners) recognizes the unique set of health care needs that are often

NAPNAP Official Statement on OTC Access to Oral Contraceptives

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) joins other leading health care organizations in supporting over-the-counter access to oral contraceptives for pregnancy prevention without an age restriction. NAPNAP believes adolescents must have access to comprehensive, equitable, affordable, evidence-based,

NAPNAP is on the move!

NAPNAP’s headquarters has relocated a block away to a streamlined office space that is designed to allow for more collaboration among our amazing volunteers and talented team. Our new headquarters provides flexible workspace and lots of sunlight in a

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pan-Canadian Perspectives from Parents and Caregivers of Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic brought forward unparalleled disruptions and challenges to society. Children, youth and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) and their families faced additional unique obstacles during the public health crisis. A recent article published in the Journal

2022 Year End Review is Now Available

Titled Seizing Opportunities for Success, our year in review provides an overview of the incredible opportunities on which volunteer leaders, members and staff collaborated in 2022 to support our members and their patients and expand our prominence in pediatric

The Impact of COVID-19 on Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic uniquely impacted and brought unprecedented challenges for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. It is common for CYSHCN and their families to find support through different avenues such as health

The Behavioral Health Needs of Youth with Preexisting Psychiatric Disorders in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), including but not limited to youth with psychiatric disorders, often require unique health care policy considerations to ensure their health and development needs in a post-COVID-19 era are met. A

A Brief Interruption to Our Service

All National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners staff will be on-site in Orlando, Fla., for the 44th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. Because of this, we may not be able to respond to your inquiries immediately. We apologize
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