• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2019.

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  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care," is the first program offered.

    What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

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  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
    The time to vote is right now: May 6 - 31, 2019!

    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.


GAPNA Members Participate in AANP Health Policy Conference

by Evelyn G. Duffy

GAPNA was well represented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 Health Policy Conference held in Washington, DC, March 20-22, 2016.

First-time attendees were oriented to the legislative process and prepared for visits to senators and congressman on first the day of the conference. Conference topics included presentations on mental health legislation, federal licensure and regulation including the VA Nursing Manual, telehealth/virtual care, the epidemic of opioid abuse, and full practice authority.

Guests included congressional staff and Cindy Crowley, a well-known journalist who was the host of CNN’s State of the Nation. An afternoon was dedicated to topics around CMS including chronic care priorities, value-based care, and the Medical Home.

A benefit of attending the conference is meeting nurse practitioners from all specialties and gathering with others from your state. AANP does all the preliminary preparation for the Capitol Hill visits. If you are the only one scheduled to visit your congressman or senator, AANP will provide staff to go with you if you wish.

The AANP Health Policy Conference is a great way to advocate for a cause you believe in while experiencing firsthand healthy policy initiatives in action.

GAPNA generously provides a Health Policy Scholarship to one member each year. This year the scholarship went to Deborah Wolff-Baker - read about her experience.

Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

Chair, Health Affairs Committee

Photo above: GAPNA Members Attending the AANP Conference (L to R): Julie Stanik-Hutt, Evelyn Duffy, Deborah Wolff-Baker, Lori Martin-Plank, Sue Mullaney. View larger image.