This is the third in a series of four blog posts showcasing the incredible work of Shot@Life’s partner organizations.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the premier national membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. With an individual membership of nearly 100,000, AANP represents the interests of the more than 270,000 licensed NPs in the United States.
These dedicated healthcare professionals not only take care of patients, they advocate for them and others around the globe, as evidenced by the partnership between the AANP and Shot@Life. With 142 trained Shot@Life champions, it is in keeping with the AANP’s goal “to empower all NPs to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.” AANP has developed hundreds of continuing education (CE) opportunities for NPs across the country to stay up-to-date on current practices in the rapidly changing field of healthcare.
Shot@Life’s National Grassroots Strategy Manager, Rebecca Maxie, commented, “I like that when AANP members walk into a congressional office they have an automatic credibility, because they have a finger on the pulse of what’s going on with vaccines and child health access in the medical community. In this way, they have a unique vantage point that’s so meaningful for advocacy, because they understand firsthand the connection between the doctors, insurance companies, and patients.”
As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs and their patients. To locate a nurse practitioner, go to npfinder.com. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org.