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Press Releases

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.

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

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

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

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
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