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Just Released | New Infographic

Just released: Our latest infographic breaks down the challenges in today's healthcare system and how Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can be the solution! Discover the current issues, our proposed fixes, and the vital role NPs play. NPs have the expertise and skills to provide high-quality care, filling critical gaps in our healthcare delivery. Together,...

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NPAO Commends Homeless Health Peel for its Nurse-led Primary Care Initiative

TORONTO (March 28, 2024) The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) commends Homeless Health Peel (HHP) for its success in securing funding from the Government of Ontario to support a nurse-led primary care model for those at risk of and experiencing homelessness in the Region of Peel. The funding, totaling over $1.6 million,...

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The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO), as the representative body of over 5000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs), applauds the Ontario Ministry of Health for the significant investment of $546 million allocated towards Primary Health Care (PHC). 

03.26.24 NPAO CEO Dr. Michelle Acorn stated, “NPAO is thrilled that our pre-budget submission advocating for funding to fully integrate NPs was utilized. This large commitment will advance health outcome improvements across the province for patients. NPs are integral health care team members that strive to deliver high-quality and timely care for Ontarians....

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Nominations Now Open | NPAO Nurse Practitioner Awards

The NPAO Awards are created to celebrate the excellence, innovation, research and important role our NP members play in shaping and improving the health system for all Ontarians. Multiple awards available.

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As the representative body of Nurse Practitioners in Ontario, NPAO signs onto Team Primary Care’s Call to Action, titled Our Collective Duty to Act.

03.19.24 Team Primary Care is calling for action towards an integrated health care system in which every individual receives equitable, high-quality, comprehensive care from a well-trained, well-supported, and optimally utilized primary care team. Nurse practitioners are key primary care providers, and are poised and ready to act as part of integrated health teams...

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NPAO Welcomes the Expansion of Nurse-Led Outreach Teams in Ontario

TORONTO (March 18, 2024) - The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) applauds the Ontario government's expansion of nurse-led outreach teams, fully utilizing the expertise that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can lend in long-term care. This initiative signals a shift towards team-based, patient-centered care that will improve health outcomes and quality of life for...

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