AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine & GAPNA Form Partnership to Provide Quality Health Care

November 15, 2016
Perry Gwen Meyers,

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and GAPNA (the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association) have formed a partnership aimed at continuing to improve the quality of care provided to geriatric, and post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) patients. This coming year, GAPNA members who are not already Society members will be able to join the Society at an extremely discounted rate.

The Society creates and provides education and resources for the entire interdisciplinary team specific to the PALTC setting. Membership in the Society provides additional discounts on live and archived education, clinical and management tools, online access to Society publications including JAMDA – the Society’s monthly scientific peer-reviewed journal – the opportunity to influence policy of the organization by serving on committees and the Board of Directors, and many networking opportunities. The goal of the partnership is to distribute evidence-based education and resources and to facilitate collaboration among different disciplines.

“The Society’s and GAPNA’s members already work side-by-side on a daily basis to care for our nation’s most vulnerable populations. It only makes sense that they also learn together and collaborate to address the many challenges facing the field of post-acute and long-term care medicine,” says Society Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE. “We invite GAPNA members to join us in advocating for our patients, and in improving the quality of care provided to them. We are eager to learn from them as well – working as a team, we know we can have a greater impact.”

“GAPNA and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine have a shared vision to provide the highest quality of care to older adults in the PALTC setting. This partnership allows for deeper engagement among our respective disciplines and an opportunity to optimally influence decisions that affect the care of older adults,” says GAPNA President Katherine Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP. “Working together, we will provide networking opportunities for kindred spirits and offer quality, easily-accessible, evidence-based resources to our members.”

For more information on this offer, click here. The Society is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings. GAPNA represents the interests of all advanced practice nurses who work with older adults.