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AANP President Attends Signing of Executive Order to Strengthen Patient Access to Quality Health Care

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Media Contact: Bryan Black

AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 5, 2022) – Today, April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), the largest association representing nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, attended the signing of President Biden’s Executive Order on Continuing to Strengthen Americans’ Access to Affordable, Quality Health Coverage. This Executive Order directs federal agencies to continue ensuring that their regulations, policies and other agency actions protect and strengthen Americans’ access to affordable, high-quality health care.

“NPs are focused on delivering person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care to all patients,” said Kapu. “This Executive Order aims to improve patient access to health care providers and support the delivery of high-quality health care. AANP appreciates the Administration’s efforts to prioritize patients and strengthen their access to affordable health care. We look forward to working together as we continue to address unnecessary barriers that prevent patients from accessing care.”


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 325,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. 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' patients and other health care consumers. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit

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