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Press Releases

From HPV to COVID-19: Adolescent Autonomy and Minor Consent for Vaccines

Despite effective available vaccines for COVID-19, continued low vaccine uptake has contributed to the continued morbidity and mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The unique challenges of this pandemic and possible parental resistance to vaccination have opened the door

Social Determinants of Severe Injury among Pediatric Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Study

With injuries being the leading cause of mortality among children under 18 in the United States, a recent exploratory study published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care sought to identify the social determinants of health (SDH) patterns associated

Journal of Pediatric Health Care Selects New Associate Editor

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is pleased to announce that member Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCPNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, has been named associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. “As we celebrate NAPNAP’s 50th

Online Sexual Solicitation of Children and Adolescents in a High-Risk Population

With nearly half of all of U.S. children and adolescents reporting that they are online on a near-constant basis, it is more important than ever to be aware of the potential risks of growing up in a virtual world.

NAPNAP Receives Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Mobilizing Pediatric Providers to Strengthen Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake

Today, less than 10% of the roughly 24 million children under the age of five in the United States have been vaccinated against COVID-19. With the continual emergence of new variants, it is critical for health care providers to

Button Battery Ingestion: A Case Report

Between 1995 and 2015, more than 750,000 children under the age of six were seen in emergency departments across the country for suspected or confirmed cases of foreign body ingestion, representing a 93.3% increase in cases. A recent article

NAPNAP Updates Position Statement on Immunizations

To maximize the health and well-being of our communities, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) supports the timely and complete immunization of all children and adults in its updated NAPNAP Position Statement on Immunizations. Completing the evidence-based

NAPNAP Addresses Access to Care

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) recognizes the critical role that pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other health care providers play in ensuring that all children have equitable access to high-quality health care according to an updated

School Shooters: Patterns of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Bullying, and Social Media

NEW YORK, July 7, 2022 – School shootings directly impact students and can shatter entire communities. While there is no conclusive profile of a school shooter, research suggests that there are factors associated with this violence for which professionals

Study Reviews Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Consult Requests and Recommendations

NEW YORK, June 7, 2022 – A recent study examined roughly 500 patient encounters in order to specifically compare inpatient pediatric palliative care (PPC) requests. The article published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care investigated recommendations from inpatient PPC consults
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