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VA Implements Competitive Pay, Other Advances in PA Practice

AAPA applauds the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for releasing an updated PA Handbook which implements competitive pay for PAs along with other changes related to the PA profession that will modernize the VA’s qualification standards for PAs and expand access to care to our nation’s veterans.
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AAPA Reports on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts To Date

In June, AAPA pledged to do our part in the fight against racism and explicit and implicit bias while promoting equity and justice in healthcare. Thanks to many PAs who shared their stories and offered insights on how to move our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts forward.

Lisa M. Gables Named AAPA CEO

AAPA announced that Lisa M. Gables, CPA, was named chief executive officer (CEO). Gables has served more than eight years with AAPA, including the last year as interim CEO while also serving as chief financial officer and chief development officer.

A Note from the President’s Desk

AAPA President Beth R. Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, shares some of the important work going on at AAPA on behalf of members. She talks about transparency, accountability, and working to support the more than 140,000 PAs practicing medicine every day.

Q&A with Beth Smolko, President and Chair of the AAPA Board of Directors

AAPA’s new President and Chair of the Board, Beth Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the PA profession and for AAPA, including the legislative agenda, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and the Title Change Investigation.

PA Week 2020: PAs are Essential

During PA Week, we take extra time to recognize the PA profession and PA contributions to the nation’s health. This year, we’re especially thankful for PAs and have a week’s worth of activities for you to show your PA pride.