Who We Are

NAP is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on our healthcare system. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from multiple different health professions to join the only interprofessional group of healthcare practitioners and scholars dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all. NAP firmly believes that close collaboration and coordination of different healthcare professions, aligned through a common vision, can advocate for patients and model excellence in interprofessional and preventive care. NAP is dedicated to lifelong learning from, with, and among different healthcare professions to promote and preserve health and well-being for society.

NAP Mission, Vision, and Values

NAP Advocacy

As part of our mission, NAP supports research and policy that promotes interprofessional healthcare and advances patient-centered care.

Advocacy Resources


Lexicon 2.0

The NAP Council approved the updated Interprofessional Practice and Education Lexicon on October 25, 2022.

Lexicon 2.0