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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ADA 2024 Standards of Care in Diabetes

Join this live webinar to hear first-hand updates of the 2024 Standards of Care in Diabetes guidelines from Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association. The… more


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Addiction Medicine Advanced Practitioner Fellowship Training Program

Offered by Geisinger Health System, advanced practitioners, including PA-Cs and CRNPs, will be trained in integrated mental health and SUD/OUD services, including medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in a primary care, underserved community setting. The 12-month addiction medicine advanced practitioner program accepts trainees to begin in July and January of each year. This is a full-time, daytime program consisting of rotation blocks and weekly didactics. To apply, you must be a board-certified practitioner with an active Commonwealth of Pennsylvania AP license.

Health Trifecta: Hypertension, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia Get a Makeover

This activity summarizes updates in screening, diagnostic, and treatment guidelines for hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Guidelines issued from the U.S. Preventative Services Taskforce (USPSTF), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), American Diabetes… more

American Society of Endocrine PAs

Dedicated to the education, advancement, and placement of PAs in the field of Endocrinology.

Association of PAs in Cardiology

Enhancing the personal and professional growth of its constituent members and all physician associates practicing in the Cardiology specialty through educational opportunities, community involvement, and political representation and advocacy.

PAs in Obesity Medicine

PAs in Obesity Medicine is a caucus recognized by AAPA.

PAs in Pain Medicine

PAs in Pain Medicine is a special interest group (SIG) recognized by AAPA.

Behavioral and Addiction Medicine Panel Discussion: A Look Toward the Future

Hosted by the University of Lynchburg DMSc Program, the January 2024 panel discussion featured four PA experts: James Cannon, DHA, PA-C, (Psy) CAQ, DFAAPA, Jay Somers, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Sarah Stork Tatko, MPAS, PA-C, and Bernard J. Stuetz, MA, PA-C. Discussion topics included the current and future roles for PAs in mental and behavioral health and addiction medicine, as well as the recommended academic degrees, certificates, or certifications for PAs considering these specialties.

Find An Obesity Care Provider

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has created a searchable database of providers that specialize in obesity care. Search by provider type and zip code.

Your Weight Matters

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) created this ongoing resource for people struggling with obesity, challenging them to make an appointment with a qualified obesity healthcare provider and providing the free YWM toolkit to help guide the conversation and their journey to improved health.

Diabetes Core

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) presents this monthly podcast devoted to presenting and discussing the latest clinically relevant articles from ADA’s four scholarly journals: Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 20-25 minutes long and presents 4–6 recently published articles.

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.

Diet Dialogue: Approaching Patient Conversations Using National Nutrition Data

In this Vital Minds episode, PA Ashlyn Smith and Chris Taylor, PhD in Nutritional Sciences, explore some key findings from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Learn how you can use some talking points from the survey to make your nutrition conversations with patients more productive.

Food for Thought: Reframing Nutrition With Patients

In this Vital Minds episode, PA Ellen Mandel, who began her career as registered dietitian, explains how to include nutrition conversations in your patient visits, keeping in mind issues like food access and cultural considerations.