Mental Health Curriculum Benefits Community and Students

Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. – 43.8 million, or 18.5 percent – experience mental illness in a given year.1 When considering a project that might benefit her community and her students, Jennifer Forbes, MHS, PA-C, former assistant professor at Idaho State University (ISU), felt that improving mental health was an important area to pursue.

What You Always Wanted to Know About EMPAs, But Were Afraid to Ask

In this article written for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) provides a brief history of emergency medicine PAs (EMPA), gives a primer on PA training and discusses EMPA onboarding and utilization.

Compensation Disparity Between Female and Male PAs Persists

Research conducted by AAPA, and published this month in Women’s Health Issues, found that female PAs are compensated 89 cents for every dollar men are compensated. Although this 11 percent disparity is less than the national average of 82 cents per dollar most recently reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it remains unacceptable.

The Ethical Intersection of Healthcare and Technology

Technology has completely transformed how we work, shop, travel and communicate. It plays a role in nearly every facet of life, and increasingly so in healthcare. Yet, despite the immense impact technology has had on healthcare, some believe the industry has a lot of catching up to do. 

Help Wanted: PAs Needed in the Opioid Epidemic Fight

You’ve seen it in the news, in your communities, and in your practices…the opioid epidemic. On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law to increase access to providers for evidence-based treatment for opioid dependence including PAs and NPs. But as PAs are we doing our part?