Moore Advocacy

Moore On Health™  strongly believes in supporting the nursing profession community through advocacy and membership with a nursing organization. No matter what path your nursing career has taken you (e.g. Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator) having an active membership with a nursing organization designed to support and perpetuate the profession is imperative and is in many ways your responsibility.  Nursing organizations with the infrastructure to inform, innovate, advocate and strengthen healthcare and profession can further enhance your personal career skill set and path while providing an option for networking with others who shares your professional commitment.

April 2019 – Nurse Practitioners are perfectly positioned to strengthen our profession and workforce by serving as a healthcare provider, educator, and stepping up for leadership roles. I appreciate every opportunity to facilitate a presentation for nursing students to learn how to actively engage and take responsibility for tomorrow’s equitable and diverse healthcare environment through social media. This is how #CANPsLead @californianps

On February 3-5 – Moore On Health had the pleasure to join over 300 other Nurse Practitioners in Washington D.C at the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference. During the conference we heard from policy and legislative strategy experts on issues limiting access to care. Every day, we should be working to create positive changes to the health care system, eradicating antiquated regulatory process and increasing direct access to care for the community at large.

Presently our federal legislative policy priorities are:

  • Authorize NPs to Certify Patient Eligibility for Medicare and Medicare Home Health Services
  • Authorize the assignment of NP patients to Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Ensure Patients with Diabetes Have Timely Access to Therapeutic Shoes
  • Authorize NPs to Certify Medicare Patients for Hospice Care
  • Authorize NPs to Perform Admitting Examinations and All Required Patients Assessments in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

AANP supports legislation and regulatory changes which removes barriers to practice so that NPs can practice to their full scope, ensuring that patients have access to these much needed high quality, cost effective, health care services. NPs are a critical part of the solution to our nation’s health care needs.

Question: How are our advocating to strength the NP profession and increases full and direct access to care?

If you did not attend the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference you can still participate and help eradicate antiquated process that creates barriers to practice.

  • Ask your Senators to cosponsor Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 296) – Click HERE
  • Ask your Members of Congress cosponsor S. 237/H.R. 808 which would authorize nurse practitioners (NPs) to certify their patient’s need for therapeutic shoes. – Click HERE
  • Encourage Members of Congress to Cosponsor H.R. 900 to Allow NP Patients to be Counted in ACOs – Click HERE

As nurse leaders, NPs must be involved in health policy. The NPs who advocate for major health policies can influence countless people throughout their state and the nation, depending on the level of the health policy.

Involvement in health policy is the most important role an NP can have in impacting positive change in health care that will benefit multiple generations of patients across institutions, states, the nation, and even globally. What are some of your change agent activities?








2019 January – Congratulations Governor @gavinnewsom on your swearing in and first executive order. Expanding Medi-Cal coverage aligns with how Nurse Practitioners bridge the gaps in healthcare. #CaliforniaForAll with #DirectAccessToCare


2018 September – Donna Emanuele, DNP, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, FAANP and I attended State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez Fundraiser for his Candidacy as Lt. Governor. As Nurse Practitioners we meet the needs of our patients as their medical providers and advocate for #DirectAccessToCare by supporting elected officials who are deeply connected to the community and committed to increasing health care equity. @DonnerDNP @AGBecerra @dredhernandez @MooreOnHealth @CaliforniaNP


CANP’s endorsement of Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D.came long before the adoption of a formal endorsement policy. The 12-year state legislator and practicing optometrist has been a longtime proponent of expanded access to health care. In that capacity, he has frequently partnered with California Association for Nurse Practitioners in efforts to alleviate barriers to nurse practitioner practice.

April 2018 – California Association For Nurse Practitioners – 
House of Delegates & Lobby Day
CANP – focuses its advocacy efforts on strengthening the advanced practice registered profession, increasing the political capital of the association and direct access to healthcare for all of California. #CANPsLead

April 2018 – California Association For Nurse Practitioners – 
House of Delegates & Lobby Day

Congratulations Senator Jeff Stone for being recognized by the California Association for Nurse Practitioners as our Advocate of the Year. Thank you for your amazing work strengthening the APRN profession for the 21K Nurse Practitioners in the state of California. As CANP Health Policy & Practice Co-Chair I look forward to advancing the more access to care agenda that will benefit our community at large. #CANPsLead


February 4 -6, 2018 – AANP 2018 Health Policy Conference – and finished a great meeting Congressman Salud Carbajal. As medical providers we brought to his attention the support and cosponsor S.445/H.R. 1825, H.R.1160 & H.R.1617.

September 30, 2017 – The California Association for Nurse Practitioners assist their local chapter leadership team by designing workshops for their executive board members improving how to “Model the Way” for effective internal cessation planning. 

June 2017 – Moore On Health attended the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference in Philadelphia, PA and it was amazing! The level of engagement, continue education opportunities and network in indescribable. As an advance practice registered nurse (APRN) it is imperative to support and attend such conferences. 

Moore On Health standing tall with American Association of Nurse Practitioners President Cindy Cooke DNP, FNP-C, FAANP and President Elect Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, FAANP

#AANP17We are NPs Revolutionizing Health Care – join us at American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 

Did you know that the number of #nursepractitioner students graduating annually has doubled since 2012? We need #FullPracticeAuthority across the board. #AANP17 As APRNs we have a responsibility to stay connected and add a voice to the health care policies impacting our patients, community and profession. Moore on Health standing tall with American Association of Nurse Practitioners California State Representatives (South): Theresa Brown, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, AAC and (North): Sheri Rickman Patrick, DNP, FNP-BC 

Thank you American Association of Nurse Practitioners for the opportunity to present at your #NPTechTalk.


February 25 – 26, 2017 – Moore On Health had the pleasure to represent the California Association for Nurse Practitioner – Health Policy Practice Committee and attended the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)| Environmental Health and Nursing Workshop in Sacramento, California.

To date, federal efforts to monitor and regulate chemicals and chemical safety have not been effective. In the United States, there are over 80,000 chemicals in our environment and the Environmental Working Group estimates the number to be closer to 100,000.

Environmental health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by:

  • Identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and
  • Limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.

Studies on animals and humans have shown that some PBBs and PBDEs can act as endocrine system disruptors and also tend to deposit in human adipose tissue (ATSDR 2004; Birnbaum and Staskal 2004; DHHS 2011; He and others 2006).

Some of the chemicals that comprise frack fluid are highly toxic and cancer causing, like Benzene, Toluene, 2-butoxyethanol (a main ingredient to anti-freeze and oil dispersants), and heavy metals.The Endocrine Disruptor Exchange (TEDX) identified 353 chemicals used in fracking, many of which can cause cancer and other serious health, even in small doses.

2016 October – California Association for Nurse Practitioners Leadership Summit. The key to successful leadership is clear and concise communication. #CANPsLead

Channel Islands Chapter standing tall with our California Association For Nurse Practitioner newly elected President, Theresa Ullrich. #CANPsLead #NursePractitioners

2016 California Association For Nurse Practitioners Annual House of Delegates and Lobby Day – Sacramento May 23, 2016 I had the opportunity to represent my Channel Islands Chapter as a Delegate at the CANP Annual House of Delegates (HOD) – the voice of all California Association for Nurse Practitioner members. Composed primarily of selected representatives from each CANP chapter, it is the legislative and policy-making body of the association. 

The HOD has the authority to elect the CANP President, President Elect, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Speaker of the House. The HOD also transacts business of the association not otherwise specifically provided for in the CANP bylaws.

Right-To-Left: Ricky R. Norwood, Sheri Rickman Patrick and Charlotte A. Gullap-Moore
Left-to-Right: Theresa Ullrich, Karen Bradley, Patti Gurney & Barbara Lome

2016 March – 39th CANP Annual Educational Conference

As a Nurse Practitioner I find it imperative to attend conferences like the 39th CANP Annual Educational Conference. This conference provide presentations with stimulating information, powerful advocacy, and spirited solidarity with a comprehensive picture of today’s health care industry. #CANP39th #CANPsLead
Nurse Practitioners rallying around Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman , co-author of Senate Bill 323 (Full Practice Authority) for NPs. #CANP39th — with Janet Hildebrand.

The California Association For Nurse Practitioners 39th Annual Educational Conference was an epic event. The was as conference designed for any level of experience nurse practitioner (as well as physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and students)  delivering exciting opportunity to learn from some of the most influential figures in the industry. #CANP39th brings #NursePractitioners from across California to exchange ideas and share strategies because #CANPsLead

2015 November National Nurse Practitioner Week


It was a pleasure celebrating with my chapter members in our 2015 National #NursePractitioner Week celebration at The Granada Theater, special guest Helene Schneider Mayor of Santa Barbara

2015 AANP Specialty & Leadership Conference

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) represent a principal group of advanced-practice nurses delivering primary care in the United States. Approximately 8 percent of the healthcare workforce are NPs who serve four distinct roles: nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists (nurses with advanced knowledge and skills in the care of special patient populations based primarily in acute care settings), and nurse practitioners. With such a dynamic profession it is imperative for NPs to remain aware of the new trends happening in the health care and medical arenas.

One way to stay relevant is by attending conferences designed to support our profession, to provide opportunities for NPs to network and to increase our knowledge within areas of interest.This year I plan to increase the value of my conference participation, not only by attending, but also by presenting and/or volunteering as well.The following list is both what I perceive as key benefits for attending a conference as well as key elements to ensure the conference attendee has a great experience.

Standing alongside MargaretAFitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC
Left to Right – Margaret A. Fitzgerald and Charlotte A. Gullap-Moore
  • Learn new techniques, technologies by listening to experts and colleagues.
  • Gain CME hours
  • Connect with valuable resources relevant to your business or career – benchmark how the other practice modalities measure against your own.
  • Grow your professional network. Face-to-Face time – Talk one-on-one with information providers (vendors and publishers).
  • Participate in the conference by presenting, volunteering, teaching, speaking, taking part in a panel discussion or being a member of committee.

When you make the investment of both time and money you return to the workplace with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with new knowledge and tools as well as valuable new contacts that can turn into long-term relationships.

These benefits will help you grow personally and more importantly professionally. 

2015 Lobby Day CANP

2015 California Association For Nurse Practitioners – Lobby Day


Moore on Health takes great pride in supporting and promoting how our advance practice is vital especially now with the increased amount of medical coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Representing as one of my chapter’s delegates at the 2015 CANP Lobby Day.  On May 19, 2015 over 300 nurse practitioners stood together and supported Senate Bill 323, co-authored by Assemblymember Susan Eggmen and Senator Ed Hernandez. 

2015 California Association For Nurse Practitioners – 38th Educational Conference

For nearly 40 years, the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) has been advocating on behalf of thousands of nurse practitioners (NPs) statewide. It has been a collaborative and spirited journey— one devoted to educating legislators, empowering CANP members and advancing and protecting the nurse practitioner profession.


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