Learn more about Read Across California - A community collaboration that NAPNAP-LA helped to create in order to adress the issue of childhood literacy in our state. This effort started out as a bill (ACR-62), which became law through our legislative advocacy efforts!
to view NAPNAP's Handbook on Federal Advocacy to learn about effective advocacy techniques, including understanding the legislative process, developing relationships with policy makers, coalition building, and apropriate lobying.
LEGISLATION TRACKERS & INFORMATION
NAPNAP Legislation Tracker
for state and federal legislation followed by NAPNAP.
AAP California State Legislation Tracker
for state legislation followed by the AAP.
search for information on specific bills that you are interested in.
a Wikipedia for all things legialation-related.
Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
A bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication of Duke University Press.
New England Journal of Medicine
Published weekly by the Massachusetts Medical Society, with innovative perspectives and background on health policy issues.
Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice
A Peer-reviewed quarterly journal that publishes articles on legislation affecting nursing practice, case studies in policy and political action, interviews with policy makers and experts, and articles on trends and issues.
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics
A bi-annual publication that provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of topics in health policy, health law, and biomedical ethics.
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
The peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), containing a bi-annual section on health policy and how policy affects children's healthcare.
Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare
A book by Judith K. Leavitt, Mary W. Chaffee, and Diana J. Mason on the history of nursing's involvement with policy and politics, and how nurses can influence the future of healthcare through legislation. Search for it on Amazon.
The Politics of Health Legislation: An Economic Perspective
A book by Paul Feldstein, an economist who explores how individuals, groups, and legislators sometimes act in their own self-interest.
Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy
A book by Carol and William Weissert, providing an excellent overview of health policy and how politics can shape policy.
Learn about the organizations, community partnerships, and campaign efforts that NAPNAP is participating with in order to promote optimal children's health and support the professional practice of advanced practice nurses who provide children's healthcare.