National Health Priority Resources

Use this searchable database to quickly find tools and resources to help you improve patient health in AAPA’s National Health Priority areas: Behavioral and Mental Health, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Obesity.

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10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

Created by two dietitians, Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework that integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought.

2024 Diabetes is Primary Certificate Program

Diabetes Is Primary helps primary care professionals on the front lines of diabetes care master knowledge and strategies to improve patient outcomes. Diabetes is Primary is based on the ADA’s Standards of Care in Diabetes,… more

2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention & Federal Action Plan

The National Strategy outlines concrete recommendations for addressing gaps and meeting the needs of at-risk populations. It is accompanied by the first-ever Federal Action Plan, which identifies 200 discrete actions to be initiated and evaluated over the next three years.

5 Things You Should Know About Diabetic Eye Disease

The National Eye Health Education Program created this quick fact sheet for patients to learn more about diabetic eye disease.

Sondra DePalma with a patient

5 Tips for Better Patient Nutrition Counseling

PAs are in a unique position to be leaders in nutrition management on behalf of their patients. Addressing nutrition in sensitive ways can have a significant impact on patients’ health. Here are five tips for PAs as they counsel patients on nutrition.

A Framework for Physician Assistant Intervention for Overweight and Obesity

Published in JAAPA, this article shares the work of a six-member expert panel, including five practicing PAs, to develop a framework to effectively combat overweight and obesity.

A Practical Approach to Navigating Age and Socioeconomic Barriers while Managing Obesity

Treating patients with obesity is more than a science; it is an art. Unfortunately, healthcare practitioners often overlook treating obesity due to its complexities including medical, physical, psychological, age, and socioeconomic barriers. Among the most… more

AACE Annual Meeting: May 15-17, 2025

The annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology focuses on cultivating endocrine clinical care team collaboration to improve patient outcomes and global health.

AACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm – 2023 Update

The algorithm provides concise guidance to assist healthcare professionals in clinical decision-making for the management of Type 2 diabetes (T2D).

AACE Journey for Patients With Obesity

AACE’s Journey for Patients With Obesity is a roadmap for patients providing up-to-date information, resources, and tools to navigate their diagnosis, treatment plan, and wellness goals no matter where they are in their personal journey.

AAPA Conference 2024

Unite with your peers at AAPA 2024 and remember the reason you became a PA.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

ADA Standards of Care – 2024

The 2024 Standards of Care in Diabetes includes all of ADA’s current clinical practice recommendations and is intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and others with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.

ADA Standards of Care in Diabetes – 2023 Abridged for Primary Care Providers

This is an abridged version of the ADA’s current Standards of Care in Diabetes containing the evidence-based recommendations most pertinent to primary care.