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
The National Association of Activity
Professionals recognizes the
The quality of life of the
served is the primary reason for
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
The strength of NAAP also lies in
the development and promotion of
scientific research which further
defines and supports the activity
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 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 funds.
NAAP was the only professional
activity association to participate in
HCFA's workgroups that revised
OBRA's interpretive guidelines now
NAAP provides assistance at the
state level to promote certification
of activity professionals, working
toward uniform professional
standards for activity practice.
|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.
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,
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 each year.
Effective JAN 1, 2006 membership
Active Membership = $75 US
Associate Membership = $65 US
International Membership (outside
US) = $65 USD
Student Membership = $55 US
Supportive Membership = $99 US
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You can download and mail in this
application with your payment or
use our new online registration.
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