One month left in the NPRP assessment period: How you can help

  • Published July 27, 2021

There’s just one month to go in the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) assessment period, which has extended its deadline to Aug. 31. The NPRP assessment is the largest national assessment of emergency departments’ (EDs) capabilities in providing high-quality care for children. EDs that complete the assessment immediately receive a readiness score along with a gap report outlining their strengths and areas for improvement.

More than 50% of all EDs nationwide have participated so far. (To view the progress nationwide, view the response rate map.) Below are details on how you can help turn even more states blue! Keep in mind that only one assessment can be completed per ED.

ED nurse managers

The NPRP encourages ED nurse managers to coordinate the completion of the assessment by visiting If you’re an ED nurse manager and need assistance, check out the FAQ website, email, or explore the NPRP toolkit.

Other providers and administrators

Contact your ED nurse manager to see if they have completed the assessment. If they have--please thank them! If they haven’t, invite them to participate now at and ask how you can help.

EMSC State Partnership program managers

The NPRP assessment encourages you to keep reaching out to non-respondents by email and phone. Program managers are also invited to utilize Detail Dashboards to help monitor their state or territory’s response and to reach out to their National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) technical assistance liaison if they have questions.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

To track your state’s assessment progress, visit the response rate map. To learn more or take the assessment, visit