• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

    More Information

  • 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, 2020.

    Get started... nominate today!

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

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For March/April 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

2019 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report

The United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report. This report, created in partnership with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), builds on the United Health Foundation’s ongoing efforts to improve the health America’s seniors.  

Among the 2019 report’s key findings:

  • Encouraging progress in the use of services that help older adults remain in their homes and communities.
    • The number of home health and personal care aides nationwide has increased by 550,000 since last year.
    • Hospice care among Medicare decedents has increased 48 percent since 2013.
    • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now serves 5.4 million eligible seniors, a 13 percent increase since 2015.
  • The 65 and older population still faces notable challenges to their health and well-being. Most notably, depression increased 19 percent in the past year, with significant increases in 11 states. Nearly 8 percent of seniors reported frequent mental distress, with female seniors reporting a higher prevalence of frequent mental distress (8.7 percent) compared with male seniors (6.8 percent).
  • Hawaii remains the healthiest state for seniors, followed by Utah, Connecticut, Minnesota and Colorado. Mississippi has the greatest opportunity for improvement in overall health, followed by Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Visit AmericasHealthRankings.org and watch an overview video on America’s Health Rankings to learn more.

Health Care for America's Seniors at a Tipping Point - GAPNA President Analyzes Results, Implications of Major National Study


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