COCA Partners

COCA collaborates with national clinician organizations across the US to communicate information about disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health threats. These COCA Partner Organizations serve a wide variety of healthcare professionals including: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, first responders, and public health practitioners. Through COCA partnerships, CDC is able to rapidly distribute information to clinicians during a public health emergency.

Organizations interested in becoming a COCA Partner should contact

COCA Partner Spotlight
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COCA is pleased to feature the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)external icon in our December COCA Partner Spotlight!
With more than 9,000 members, NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and all pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Established in 1973, NAPNAP is the only national organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents, and to advancing the APRN’s role in providing that care. NAPNAP prides itself in the caliber of its members, which includes national child healthcare experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty, and practicing professionals who represent many facets of pediatric healthcare delivery.

NAPNAP’s mission is to empower PNPs, APRNs, and their interprofessional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education, and research.

They provide their members with education, leadership, networking, and research opportunities. They advocate for their members to be able to practice to the fullest extent of their education, license, and certification, and for comprehensive, high-quality health care for children. NAPNAP develops and distributes information and educational materials to parents and families relevant to promoting, maintaining, and restoring optimal health for children.

To learn more about NAPNAP, visit their website and like them on Facebook.

Partnerships with professional associations are vital to CDC’s ability to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies, CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities.

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Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018