The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) represents the interests of all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who work with older adults. The GAPNA Health Affairs Committee is dedicated to local, state, and federal advocacy to improve access to high quality care for older adults. America’s aging population continues to grow and is expected to be more than 70 million by 2030, necessitating an enhanced focus on education, advocacy, policy, and research. Given this, the Health Affairs Committee needs to be proactive in advocating, developing, and proposing legislation that will optimize the health and care of older adults. The efforts of the Health Affairs Committee will support initiatives to inform practice and generate policy development in order to meet the unique needs of older adults and the providers who care for them.

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