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 Education

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 Patients

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is pleased to provide educational resources for clinicians to use in counseling/ educating their patients.
hemoglobin A1c

Hemoglobin A1c (A1C)

Patient Education
lower fats

Lowering the Fats in Your Blood

Patient Education
Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes

Patient Education
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis & You

Patient Education
Tryglycerides

Managing Your Triglycerides and Other Lipids

Patient Education
Reducing pain

Reducing Your Pain

Patient Education
Rheumatoid Arthritis and You

Rheumatoid Arthritis and You

Patient Education

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarship and Awards applications for 2014-2015 will be available November 2014.

Past Award Winners

Research Initiatives

Research initiatives are currently in process and will be posted at a later date. Please check back.

White Papers

Managing Chronic Pain with Opioids: A Call for Change
Adolescent Health: Immunizations Are Key to Prevention
Nurse Practitioner Services in Retail Locations

International Programs

Programs are currently under development. Please check back to this page in the near future.

Developing Leadership

Nurse Practitioner National Advocacy Training Program

The Nurse Practitioner National Advocacy Training Program 2010-11, provided 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 trained 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 lasted 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 had access to a library of materials, receives weekly e-mails with tips, and is involved in monthly conference training calls.

The project focused on training NPs to educate the public and decision-makers though effective communication via the media, using clinical exemplars and actual professional situations. We anticipated that upon completion of the training program, each participant will advance their knowledge and skills in:

  1. Understanding how media works and how to prepare for a variety of media encounters, and
  2. Demonstrating skills in delivering key messages and influencing others.

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
Mary Beth Bigley, DrPH, RN
Catherine Wisner, PhD, RN