AAPA’s National Health Priorities

Today, we face numerous health epidemics affecting both body and mind, and the human, economic, and societal costs are real. AAPA, the PA Foundation, and the PA community are committed to working with our partners to improve patient health in four priority areas responsible for many of the life-threatening conditions affecting Americans today: Behavioral and Mental Health, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Obesity. Using our combined resources, expertise, and creativity, we can make a difference.

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Toolkits & Resources for PAs

As a PA, you are in a unique position to put these National Health Priorities into action. Tools such as continuing medical education (CME), fellowships, and webinars provide the resources you need to improve patient health in these critical areas.

Quickly find the tools you need on our searchable National Health Priority Resources page.

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We have archived AAPA’s Oral Health Toolkit, Veterans Health Toolkit, and the COVID-19 Resource Center. These collections are no longer updated by AAPA and may contain outdated information. See Archives.

Partnering With PAs on Education, Action, and Healthier Communities

AAPA and the PA Foundation support PAs as they address our nation’s biggest health epidemics head-on. From equipping PAs for effective patient care, to building their civic awareness and understanding, to joining with health organizations to develop community-based programs – we support PAs so they can focus on their patients.

Industry, health system, and community health partners are essential to making this possible. Become a Partner


CME & Education

We provide targeted CME curricula and other educational resources on National Health Priorities to equip PAs to improve patient health.


Stakeholder Convening

We create opportunities at our events for PAs, employers, community members, and other partners to engage in thought leadership and advance our collective response to National Health Priorities.



We produce news stories highlighting our efforts and the contributions of PAs to National Health Priorities.


Community Outreach

We offer PAs fellowship opportunities and resources to engage with their communities outside traditional healthcare settings.


PA & Student Engagement

We develop education and other resources to engage PAs and PA students on National Health Priorities.



We collect quantitative and qualitative data on PA practice experiences, and educational and workforce development needs, and rigorously evaluate the outcomes of our programming.



We partner with Constituent Organizations, employers, and other allies to remove barriers to PA practice and advance national policy in support of National Health Priorities.

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Offer your expertise as faculty or for media inquiries.

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Find National Health Priority edu­ca­tion and practice resources.

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Share your success in impacting a health priority.

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Reach out about sponsorship, research, speaking, or programming opportunities.

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Let’s have a conversation about how PAs are addressing these national health priorities.

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