What is #PAweek?

Each year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.

Each year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.
This week is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession. Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program.

Join #PAWeek

Add a PA Week overlay to your profile pic, and share PA Week images with your followers.

See daily PA Week tweets, and share PA Week images with your followers.

PA Week Instagram Photo Challenge! See the rules and get started. Share PA Week images with your followers.

Follow AAPA on Snapchat to see PA schools around the country take over during PA Week.

Gather your fellow PAs and get creative! Submit a video for AAPA’s inaugural PA Week video contest, and you could win a trip to 2019 Conference!

Share PA Week images with your followers.

Recognize #PAweek

Help educate the public about PAs and PA Week, and show how PAs are involved in community health. Write press releases or op-eds, and encourage your legislators to issue a PA Week proclamation. Get involved in your community by sponsoring a public health event or spearheading a charity fundraiser. Spread the word by sharing the “What is a PA?” video, or introducing your social media followers to all the things PAs can do.

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Give #PAweek

This PA Week, make a difference! Donate to support AAPA’s Political Action Committee (PA PAC) or the PA Foundation.


AAPA members can strengthen the PA voice on Capitol Hill by supporting the only federal healthcare PAC dedicated to advancing the PA profession.


Make this year’s PA Week celebration even more meaningful with a gift to the PA Foundation in honor of a peer or mentor! Create a lasting impact – pay it forward today. Donate now.