Official Statements - NAPNAP

Official Statements

NAPNAP and NAPNAP Partners Statement on US Withdrawal from WHO

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth are deeply concerned by President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Since WHO’s

NAPNAP Statement on Discrimination and Child Health

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) expresses our deep concern for the health and wellbeing of children as our country responds to the recent and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. NAPNAP remains

MIS-C Associated with COVID-19 Infection

Based on currently available data, the pediatric population appears to be affected by COVID-19 infection in much smaller proportion compared to adults, with only 2 percent of cases described in individuals under age 20. While children may be less

Fostering Child Health and Wellness During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is affecting all of us. While children, as a population group, are less directly affected than adults, they and their families are being directly and indirectly impacted daily – whether it be economically, educationally, socially,

NAPNAP Statement on Immunizations During COVID-19 Outbreak

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) supports the timely and complete immunization of all infants, children, adolescents, and adults to maximize the health and well-being of all people. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, routine immunizations have declined

Statement on Age Parameters During COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affects all aspects of healthcare. The pressures to provide safe acute care for all ages has created a need for pediatric facilities to expand the age range of patients into young adulthood in

NAPNAP Urges Youth to Avoid e-Cigarettes/Vaping

In light of recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the multi-state outbreak of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use and the 135 percent increase in vaping rates since 2017, NAPNAP commends the Administration’s plan to remove

NAPNAP Reacts to Health and Safety Concerns at Detention Facilities

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) calls for immediate action to initiate an investigation of the safety of and conditions in detention facilities under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

NAPNAP Official Statement on Firearm Injury Prevention

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is a non-partisan professional society committed to the advocacy and promotion of optimal health and well-being for our nation’s children and youth. Our members are the voice for children. One of
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