Optimal Team Practice
Dear Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant AFPPANP members.
Merry Christmas and Holiday greetings with peace to you and all those you love. What a year this has been with the rebirth AFPPA as the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners for the support of both NPs and PAs in Family Practice. As you know, AFPPA has been reborn with the focus of being inclusive of NPs and PAs as the AFPPANP. NPs and PAs work together performing the same functions resulting in the improvement of providing primary health care for our citizens in the many diverse settings in which we work. Optimal Team Practice (OTP) became the official policy of AAPA as it has been for the AANP. If you are unfamiliar with OTP, take a few minutes to review the concepts at: https://www.aapa.org/advocacy-central/optimal-team-practice/
For those Advanced Practice Clinicians familiar with OTP, are you pressuring your state to make the changes necessary for OTP to be law, not just policy?
Just as many organizations and people plan for change and renewal at the beginning of the year, AFPPANP will look at our future as well. The new BOD is soon to be elected in June for a two year term of office. We need to consider and prioritize what is important to NPs and PAs in Family Practice, Primary Care practices throughout the country. With that in mind, I ask you to participate in a one question survey. Feel free to share the survey link with co-workers, NP and PA friends, retired NPs and PAs, and physicians. The question to be answered?
What do you consider the biggest barrier to practicing as an Advanced Practice Clinician
NP or PA?
Your responses will have shape the AFPPANP.
Thanks for your help.