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HomeHealthCeteraUnited nurse voices equal advocacy embodied: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Health Policy Conference

United nurse voices equal advocacy embodied: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Health Policy Conference

HealthCetera on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM and streamed live at www.wbai.org.

In March, Senior Fellow and co-host of HealthCetera, Kristi Westphaln,  joined hundreds of nurse practitioners from across the country on Capitol Hill to chat on hot topics in health care at the 2016 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Health Policy Conference. Her adventures in advocacy included a delve into the inner workings of how advanced practice nursing fits into the Affordable Health Care Act, hearing the fantastic news anchor Candy Crowley deliver a keynote speech on how nurse practitioners fit into the health care landscape, and meeting with the epic Congresswoman Lois Capps!

From the left: Nancy Selix, Kristi Westphaln, Lois Capps, Carol Greene

From the left: Nancy Selix, Kristi Westphaln, Lois Capps, Carol Greene

Westphaln interviews Lee Moss, MS, APRN, ANP-C, FNP-BC, CWS, a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Utah Burn Outpatient Clinic and the Utah State Representative of The American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Hear his path to political activism and the current health policy issues the AANP is in Washington DC to advocate for on behalf of all people.

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<p>Kristi Westphaln, MSN, RN, PNP-PC, is a San Diego-based pediatric nurse practitioner with a passion for all things pediatric. She has been in the nursing profession for 15 years, with 11 years of PNP expertise in the areas of pediatric primary care, pediatric emergency health care, pediatric trauma and child abuse. Ms. Westphaln will be producing for the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement a series of elementary school-based health education podcasts and will continue her work in radio with “HealthCetera.” She currently serves as the legislative/health policy chair for the San Diego chapters of the National Association of Pediatric Nurses (NAPNAP) and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, and she was recently honored as a 2017 National NAPNAP Advocacy Scholar. She anticipates completing her PhD in nursing from the University of San Diego in May 2018 and aspires to pursue post-doctoral education in the pediatric health policy research arena. Her research interests include child health promotion, social capital, health care access and use, home visitation and health disparities/social justice.</p>

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