Federal Advocacy

Bringing The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® to Capitol Hill

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Federal Advocacy

Federal legislation has a direct impact on the NP role—and the patients they serve. That’s why AANP's legislative team represents NPs and their patients on critical issues related to licensure, access to care, patient safety, health care reform, reimbursement and other concerns.

In addition to advocating on NP-related policies, AANP represents NPs on national committees and in health organizations, bringing the NP perspective to health care leaders. It is with your support that AANP is able to work closely with federal policymakers to ensure access to and adequate coverage of NP services.

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Get involved in advocacy efforts to support the NP role—and the health of your patients. Explore health legislation and communicate with policymakers at the members-only AANP Advocacy Center.

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Federal Regulation

Gain an in-depth look into the federal regulatory process, including the proposed rule, published comments and final ruling. Plus, see where AANP stands on the changing issues.

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AANP Political Action Committee (AANP-PAC)

Providing an opportunity for AANP members to contribute to candidates who believe in the future of NPs, the AANP-PAC supports NP legislative activities.

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Health Policy Fellowship

Support AANP on Capitol Hill, receive an in-depth look into the legislative process and promote the health of our nation with the Health Policy Fellowship.

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Federal Issue Briefs

Learn where AANP stands on the issues and what NPs can do to help. AANP publishes its Federal Issue Briefs prior to the annual AANP National Conference.

Read the Federal Issue Briefs