Helping the World Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of PNPs and Pediatric-focused Providers

In 2015, the United Nations set out to create sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be accomplished by 2030 through the Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda included an SDG that focuses on the health and well-being of children of

NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth Position Statement on Implementation of Core Competencies for Anti-trafficking Response in Health Systems

As an estimated $150 billion criminal industry, human trafficking is a threat that can impact any age, gender, race or ethnicity. NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth, a charitable affiliate of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), recognizes

Crisis in Middle East

A letter from your president Dear Fellow Member, In NAPNAP’s national office, a poster hangs on a wall featuring the photography of Anne Geddes. Above the photo of a peacefully sleeping infant is an inscription: “We are all responsible

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Resiliency of Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults: A Qualitative Study

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people worldwide have had to adjust to new social and emotional stressors. When considering that pregnant women have historically been considered an at-risk population for mental health disorders with perinatal stress possibly leading to poor

Adolescent, Parent and Clinician Perspectives on Increasing Adolescent Involvement in Decision Making during Clinic Visits

With adolescence being the phase of life transitioning between childhood and adulthood, many physical, emotional and intellectual changes occur during this period, including a push for independence. In the case of the nearly 22% of adolescents aged 12 to

NAPNAP Position Statement Regarding Confidentiality and Privacy in Adolescent Health Care

Adolescence is often a time of significant change for both children and their caregivers. With such rapid physical, cognitive and emotional development, there is often a shift in how pediatric health care providers (HCPs) navigate caring for these patients.

NAPNAP Continues to Support COVID-19 Immunizations for People 6 months and Older

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike once again, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of updated COVID-19 vaccines to combat the XBB variants which have met standards for

Lactation Curricular Content of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs in the US: A National Survey

With breastfeeding rates in the United States failing to meet projected goals, especially in vulnerable communities, there is a need to explore what tools and resources health care providers are equipped with to set their patient families up for

The Role Health Care Providers Can Play in Firearm Injury Prevention

With childhood gun-related injuries reaching levels indicative of a public health crisis, recent studies have found that an estimated one-third of homes in the United States with children have guns, many of which are being stored loaded and unlocked.

Methodological Challenge: Addressing Bots in Online Research

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting in-person research studies, internet-based research, including social media recruitment and data collection methods, has substantially grown in popularity. Although there are many benefits associated with internet-based research methods, this recruitment method is vulnerable to
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