Headshots of the new Distinguished Fellows

AAPA Announces This Year’s New Distinguished Fellows

In the PA profession, the letters that come after your name mean a lot, and this year AAPA is proud to add “DFAAPA” to the titles of 38 of our association’s most dedicated members, who have made their mark in the communities they serve.
JAAPA editor-in-chief Rick Dehn

AAPA Congratulates JAAPA’s New Editor-in-Chief Rick Dehn

The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) has appointed Richard W. Dehn, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, as Editor-in-Chief. A nationally recognized PA scholar and educator, Dehn stepped into his new role on July 1.
PA Academy of Vermont

Vermont Governor Signs Act Modernizing PA Practice

On July 1, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed S.128, an act that significantly improves PA practice in the state. The legislation was the result of years of hard work by the PA Academy of Vermont.
Florida Academy of PAs

New Florida Law Secures Critical Component of OTP for PAs

Priority legislation for the Florida Academy of PAs, HB 713, becomes law giving PAs a majority in the regulation of the profession, one of the pillars of Optimal Team Practice. The new law modifies the composition of the PA Council.
Christina Wojnarwsky and Jonathan Baker

Reflecting on Pride Month 2020

LBGTQ+ PA leaders reflect on Pride Month 2020: its origins, intersectionality, and link to Black Lives Matter. This year the LBGTQ+ community celebrates the Supreme Court ruling barring discrimination and will continue to work to fight for equality.
Monique Archer and Sherry Garcia

PAs and Social Determinants of Health: 4 Things to Know

Understanding social determinants of health along with treatment creates a holistic approach that may benefit patients in the long-term. PAs that integrate social determinants of health into patient care see greater satisfaction with care, health outcomes, and patient adherence to medical advice.
Daniel Mulcahy holding PA balloons

Conversation with Two LBGT PA Caucus Leaders

During this year’s Pride month, AAPA’s LBGT PA Caucus is supporting the Black community and celebrating the June 15 Supreme Court Title VII decision, which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.