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|NAAP Mission Statement
To provide excellence in support services to activity professionals through education, advocacy,
technical assistance, promotion of standards, fostering of research,
and peer and industry relations.
Founded by Activity Professionals
for Activity Professionals...
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 values:
The quality of life of the
client/resident/participant/patient served 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 activity professionals.
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
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 funds.
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
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
President, Diane Mockbee, and our Executive
Director, Charles Taylor.
Members will also receive a discounted rate at the
Annual Conference which is held in March/April of
Effective JAN 1, 2006 membership dues are:
Active Membership = $75 US dollars
Associate Membership = $65 US dollars
International Membership (outside US) = $65 USD
Student Membership = $55 US dollars
Supportive Membership = $99 US dollars
Email us for more information at
You can download and mail in this application with
your payment or use our new online registration.
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