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.

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. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD. Now the profession is 50 years strong!

Recognize #PAweek

Spread the word about PA Week at your workplace or on social media!

From printable banners and posters to profile pictures and more, the resources you need to celebrate the profession can be easily downloaded below. Plus, share the “What is a PA?” video. You can even add your logo of choice to co-branded elements.

Download Web Ads and Banners

Download Print Ads and Brochures

Share #PAweek

Share these images on social media or use them as your profile pic! Looking for inspiration? Check out our sample social media messages.

Follow #PAweek

Follow AAPA and celebrate PA Week with us on social media! Each one of AAPA’s social channels will include unique opportunities to participate in raising awareness about the profession.

Add a PA Week overlay to your profile pic. Share graphics, messages and more!


See daily PA Week tweets. Test your knowledge with questions on the profession’s 50th anniversary.

Participate in the PA Week Instagram Photo Challenge! See the rules and get started.
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Add your “snap” to the PA Week Story. Follow AAPA’s story.

Plan #PAweek

Ready to put your PA pride into action? We’ve got tips to help you plan a successful event and help your local media and government officials take notice of PAs

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.