Asthma and Allergy SIG - NAPNAP

Asthma and Allergy SIG

NAPNAP Asthma and Allergy SIG

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s Asthma and Allergy SIG focuses on supporting the PNPs’ care of children and adolescents with asthma and allergies by offering tools, resources and professional development opportunities. The Asthma and Allergy SIG connects PNPs who deliver asthma and allergy care to children with both evidenced-based and peer-based learning opportunities to enhance their knowledge and clinical practices. The SIG collaborates with other national stakeholders to produce and promote high quality, cost-effective asthma and allergy strategies for patients and their families to improve child health outcomes.

Additional Information

Email: [email protected] 

Chair: Sarah A.K. Heinonen, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC

Co-chair: Amanda Filippelli, MSN, MPH, APRN, PPCNP-BC, AE-C

Secretary/Treasurer: Karen A. Acevedo, MS, APRN, CPNP.

  • Improve SIG communications (weekly e-community posts, bi-yearly newsletters, bi-monthly SIG meetings, annual SIG conference meeting and networking events).
  • Increase SIG topic related education in SIG communications and update/publish Asthma Resource Guide.
  • Increase SIG membership (conference networking event/meeting, SIG postings on NAPNAP Open Forum, word-of-mouth/promote within).
  • Increase SIG networking through SIG communications and events. 
  • Support NAPAP and NAPNAP Foundation donations.
  • May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – Visit the National Asthma Control Initiative’s webpage for resources on asthma and how you can help someone breathe better.
  • NAEPP Guidelines – These clinical guidelines reflect the latest scientific advancements in asthma and the best practice approaches for making clinical decisions about asthma care.
  • Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) – This international organization includes valuable resources and updates, including a downloadable pocket guide for asthma management. 
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