Programs and Projects
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is committed to initiatives that have great potential to "raise the bar" in health care. Below are listed our current and upcoming programs and projects:
Continuing nursing education opportunities and other educational materials are available with no fees. Topics include Smoking Cessation, OTC Advisor: Advancing Patient Self-Care, and Pain Management. Go to the continuing education page.
Educational Resources for PatientsThe Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is pleased to provide educational resources for clinicians to use in counseling/ educating their patients.
Research initiatives are currently in process and will be posted at a later date. Please check back.
Programs are currently under development. Please check back to this page in the near future.
Nurse Practitioner National Advocacy Training Program
The Nurse Practitioner National Advocacy Training Program provides advanced training for nurse practitioners to be effective spokespersons and advocates in working with the media and policy makers. The Nurse Practitioner Advocacy Training Program is training twelve (12) NPs in the skills necessary for strategic communication on healthcare issues with a variety of audiences (media, policy makers, regulatory agencies, boards, the public, etc.). The program lasts a year and began with an intensive day and a half hands-on training session with Jess Todtfeld, president, of Success in Media. Each of the participants have access to a library of materials, receives weekly e-mails with tips, and is involved in monthly conference training calls.
The project is focusing on training NPs to educate the public and decision-makers though effective communication via the media, using clinical exemplars and actual professional situations. We anticipate that upon completion of the training program, each participant will advance their knowledge and skills in:
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of this one year project provided by Purdue Pharma, LP.
Health Policy Initiatives
Senior Health Fellowships placed in the Office of the Surgeon General