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NAAP is the only national group that
represents activity professionals in
geriatric settings exclusively. NAAP
serves as a catalyst for both professional
and personal growth and has come to be
recognized by government officials as
the voice of the activity profession on
national issues concerning long-term
care facilities, retirement living, assisted
living, adult day services, and senior
citizen centers. NAAP is nationwide in
scope with a growing membership in
Canada and Bermuda.
The National Association of Activity
Professionals recognizes the following
The quality of life of the
is the primary reason for our services.
The strength of NAAP lies in the diversity
of its members. NAAP recognizes the
rich cultural, and educational
backgrounds of its members and values
the variety of resources represented.
The strength of NAAP also lies in the
development and promotion of scientific
research which further defines and
supports the activity profession.
NAAP values the development and
maintenance of coalitions with
organizations whose mission is similar to
that of NAAP's for the purposes of
advocacy, research, education, and
promotion of activity services and
NAAP values members who become
involved at the state and national level
to promote professional standards as well
as encourage employers to recognize
them as professionals.
NAAP affords Activity Professionals
across the country the opportunity to
speak with a common voice...
NAAP successfully worked with members
of Congress to secure a change in the
nursing home reform title of the 1987
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
(OBRA). Through our efforts, it became
mandatory that an activity program,
directed by a qualified professional, be
provided in every nursing home that
receives Medicare and/or Medicaid
NAAP was the only professional activity
association to participate in HCFA's
workgroups that revised OBRA's
interpretive guidelines now in effect.
NAAP provides assistance at the state
level to promote certification of activity
professionals, working toward uniform
professional standards for activity
To provide excellence
in support services to
assistance, promotion of
standards, fostering of
research, and peer and
WHY NOT JOIN NOW?
There are so many benefits when you
belong to NAAP! Each member will
receive a newsletter which will give the
updated reports on Government
Relations, Special Interests,
International Updates, Professional
Development, Nominations, Standards
of Practice, Financial Updates and a
Membership Report. Along with this
comes an update from our NAAP Board.
Members will also receive a discounted
rate at the Annual Conference which is
held in March/April of each year.
NAAP membership dues are:
Active Membership = $69 USD
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