Official Statements - NAPNAP

Official Statements

NAPNAP Reaffirms Commitment to Equitable Access to Pediatric Health Care

As experts in pediatrics and advocates for children, NAPNAP reiterates its commitment to the health and well-being of all children. NAPNAP firmly stands for equitable access to health care, which includes the fundamental right to patient-provider confidentiality and decision-making

NAPNAP Urges Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccination for All Eligible Children Ages 6 Months and Above

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is deeply concerned by the decision to not pre-order COVID-19 vaccines or to offer COVID-19 vaccines at Florida health departments for children 6 months to 5 years of age. These actions

NAPNAP Calls for Solutions to Gun Violence Epidemic

The tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas on May 24 marks the 27th school shooting resulting in injuries and/or death in 2022. Gun violence and its associated physical and mental health consequences are an escalating public

NAPNAP Strongly Opposes Alabama Law Criminalizing Transgender Health Care

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) strongly opposes Alabama’s newly passed law that prohibits health care providers in the state from providing gender-affirming health care to transgender youth under the age of 19 with a penalty of

NAPNAP Opposes Criminal Prosecution of Health Care Providers for Unintentional Harm

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) supports all nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and their health care colleagues in providing high-quality, evidence-based, equitable physical and mental health care to all patients. For nearly 200 years, nurses and

NAPNAP Official Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

With a specific focus on optimizing child and family health, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) condemns all attacks on civilian populations and health care facilities and workers, which have been protected under the Geneva Conventions for

NAPNAP Urges COVID-19 Vaccination for All Eligible Children 5 Years of Age and Older

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is deeply concerned by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo’s March 7 statement that “the Florida Department of Health is going to be the first state to officially recommend against the

NAPNAP Strongly Opposes Actions by Texas Leaders

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) strongly opposes the actions this week by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that threaten the health and well-being of transgender youth by falsely vilifying the dedicated

NAPNAP Applauds Introduction of Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

As reported in the July 2021 publication “Exhausted and Burned Out: COVID-19 Emerging Impacts Threaten the Health of the Pediatric Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Workforce”, one-third of pediatric health care respondents indicated moderate or extreme concern for feeling professionally

NAPNAP Urges Government to Address Gun Violence

As experts in pediatrics and advocates for children, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) urges federal and state leaders to immediately address the growing gun violence and public health crisis in our nation. The school shooting in
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