• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


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  • 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.

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Northern California

Improving Recruitment and Member Engagement

by Madeline Tam Chow

Northern California had a chapter meeting on April 21, 2018, in Sacramento. Sixteen people attended the meeting and three were from Sacramento. We are projecting to hold the chapter meeting in different locations to improve member engagement and attendance.

We welcome our newly elected new board members, President-elect Ron Ordona and Secretary-elect Julie Dutton. Immediate past president is Deborah Wolff-Baker and immediate past secretary is Patty Kenny.

We thank Deborah and Patty for their hard work and contributions; of course, we also would like to have their continuing support for our chapter.

Madeline Chow, NP, DNP, WCC, gave a presentation on palliative wound care. One hour of continuing education for this presentation was granted for the presentation.

There is an ongoing discussion about getting our own chapter BRN provider number for continuing education. Currently, we are using a BRN provider number for continuing education from UCSF or other BRN provider numbers. The board members find it frustrating to obtain permission to use the provider number in a timely fashion, and secondly, there is the cost of paying the provider for each participant’s CE certificate

We have had ongoing discussion about how to improve member recruitment and membership engagement and the membership survey to gather data about members’ characteristics.

Madeline Tam Chow, MSN, FNP-C, GNP

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Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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