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Advocacy Support

Federal- and state-level legislation has a direct impact on the nurse practitioner (NP) role — and the patients NPs serve. That’s why the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) government affairs team represents NPs and their patients on critical issues related to licensure, access to care, patient safety, health care reform, reimbursement and other concerns. AANP members are a vital part of The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, strengthening the association’s representation of NPs and patients on critical issues.

Learn How to Advocate for NPs and Your Patients

Become familiar with AANP’s position on education, regulation, policy and patient care. Track policy changes at the federal level and in your state or region. Find answers to frequently asked legislative questions. Then, use that knowledge to make a measurable difference in the health of your community by advocating for the NP role and for your patients at the state and national level.

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Take Action at the AANP Advocacy Center

Utilize the AANP Advocacy Center to urge lawmakers’ support for pro-NP policy efforts. You can search for and view current legislation, sign up for alerts and lend your support by contacting your legislators using prewritten, customizable email templates.

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Track Breaking News Through the Government Affairs Update

Ensure you stay up to date on the latest policy issues by reading the AANP Government Affairs Update. This newsletter hits your email inbox every Monday evening, and members have access to an archive of past e-newsletters.

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