89% of U.S. adults believe
PAs improve health outcomes for patients. (The Harris Poll; The Patient Experience: Perspectives on Today’s Healthcare)
“It is very important when working with underserved/minority patients to understand each patient’s background, beliefs, traditions, family unit, and struggles. I think that is why I enjoy practicing family medicine. I enjoy developing strong meaningful relationships with my patients. When patients trust you, they are willing to work harder toward a healthier life.”
— Karla Rugamas, PA-C, MCHS, Chief Operating Officer, Vida Mobile Clinic, which provides primary care to uninsured individuals in the Los Angeles area.
Learn more about
the role PAs play
The All of Us Research Program is working to accelerate a shift toward precision medicine by collecting genetic, environmental, and lifestyle data from participants from different backgrounds who reflect the diversity of the United States.