National PA Week is held every year from Oct. 6–12, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is committed to helping you recognize the value of PAs. We hope you will join us as we celebrate America’s more than 100,000 clinically practicing PAs during PA Week 2014.
Looking for a way to celebrate? We’ve put together a list below to help you out, complete with step-by-step guides.
If you have questions about PA Week or how to celebrate in 2014, contact: Patrick Dunne, AAPA assistant director of communications, email@example.com.
Hang up a 2014 PA Week poster in your lobby, classroom, hallway or a public space!
Click on one of the posters below to download (PDF).
Get state PA Week stamps here.
You can also grab a co-branded poster, a newspaper ad or a website banner.
This year, we're offering more ways to celebrate PA Week than ever before. From the first-ever #PAweek Photo Challenge to infographics to PA Week profile images, we want to give PAs and students all they need to celebrate the PA profession and raise awareness about PAs.
Learn more about how to get social for PA Week.
Need a brochure that explains PAs for patients?
Grab the latest version of our "America Needs PAs" patient brochure (PDF).
Visit the areas below to learn more about PAs:
PA Week can also be a time to connect with other medical providers, researchers or administrators and increase your
Don't forget to check out the Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 8, where you can chat one on one with top PA employers from the comfort of your own home.
Each year, PAs and PA students gather in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza to be on NBC’s “Today” show dressed in
white coats and scrubs. It's a great way for you to make a visual impression on the anchors and audience, and raise awareness of the fact
that America needs PAs.
Get more information on this event.
PA Week is a great time to talk to your local media about highlighting how PAs practice medicine or the valuable
roles PAs play in delivering high-quality healthcare. (Photo source: Flickr: Matthew Keefe)
You may want to co-sponsor this event with a larger institution such as a hospital, health club or community center
to share expenses and responsibilities.
This could be a reading hour that emphasizes health at a library, or a fitness test at a YMCA or community
Encouraging healthy, active lifestyles among youth shows that PAs are ambassadors of quality healthcare.
Educate students about who PAs are, how they work with patients and how to become one.
You never know: The event might be an inspiration to someone in attendance.
This is a great way to get to know their priorities and communicate your views on important issues.
Co-brand one of these posters by adding your university, hospital, or state organization logo (PDF):
Use one of these full- or half-page ads for your local newspaper, newsletter or e-newsletter (PDF):
Show your support for PA Week by proudly displaying this badge on your website.
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