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ADVOCACY AND LEGISLATION

The Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners is passionate about supporting and advocating for equitable access to high quality health care for all of Alabama's children by advancing legislative efforts that provide full practice authority for Alabama's Nurse Practitioners. 
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Ashleigh Bowman, DNP, CPNP-AC
AL Chapter of NAPNAP Legislative Chair

Key Legislation..Coming Soon!

Upcoming Event

Nurses Day at the Capitol 

Wed, Feb 28

Gordon Persons Building

2024 Nurses Day at the Capitol

Nurses Day at the Capitol, an event organized by the Alabama Coalition of Nursing Organizations. This event will feature information sessions and networking opportunities for nurses across the state. Space is limited to 300 participants, so register now!

Contacting Your Legislators

Contacting legislators (congressmen/women and representatives) directly is a great way to express your passion for pediatric health care and advocate for legislation. To locate your legislators click the link below:
 

Ways to Contact Your Legislators

  • Send a handwritten postcard/letter

  • Email

  • Sign Petitions

  • Telephone Call

  • Visit the Capitol 

Tips for Letter Writing

  1. Be brief but informative

  2. State your reason for writing in the first paragraph

  3. Be specific and include key words/information

  4. Address only one topic or piece of legislation in your letter

  5. If possible, provide concrete examples

  6. If you are asking the legislator to co-sign, say so

  7. Include your credentials and area of expertise

  8. Do not threaten to not vote for/support the legislator if they disagree with you

  9. Always thank the legislator for their time

  10. Remember the ultimate reason behind the legislation: to help provide high-quality, equitable health care for Alabama's children

Inside the Beltway

Newsletters from the National Health Policy Committee of NAPNAP with updates on federal legislative and regulatory news affecting pediatric nurse practitioners, advanced practice providers caring for pediatric patients, pediatric patients and their families. 

December 2022 Publication

Previous Publications

Advocacy Resources

Resources and tools to assist you in becoming an advocate for children and advanced practice nursing including:
  • Children's Health Coverage
  • Child Health Equity
  • Practice and Workforce Issues
  • Policy and Position Guiding Documents
    and many more...
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