TODAY Show features Arianna Campbell, PA-C, an emergency medicine PA at the Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California – highlighting how COVID surges have hit rural communities and how PAs like Campbell have been leaders on the frontlines throughout the pandemic.
In December of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that showed overdose deaths accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two PAs who work with this patient population shared their experiences and perspectives.
Four PAs talk about the barriers to care in rural communities they’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, including office space limitations and vaccine hesitancy, and new legislation that might help draw more PAs to practice in rural communities.
As part of the 2021 AAPA Salary Survey, now available in PDF format on aapa.org, AAPA’s Research Department collected data to understand the impact of COVID not only on the PA workforce, but on compensation as well as practice changes.
The PA Foundation’s Vital Minds podcast featured a discussion on how health disparities have been exacerbated by COVID-19, the role socioeconomic factors and insurance may play in health disparities, and how PAs – and other allies – can help bridge the care gap.
350 PAs serving across Brigham Health facilities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, retrained under a PA crisis leadership team to deal with the surge in COVID-19 patients in March 2020, and successfully met the needs of patients and the healthcare team.
PA Jaclyn Owens and NP Joanna Ellis are regularly caring for patients experiencing post-COVID symptoms. They talk about navigating treatment while still learning about these symptoms and why APPs are critical in providing much-needed care and support to these patients.
An amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration reaffirms PAs are instrumental in the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and are recognized by the Federal government as essential to vaccination efforts through increased vaccination authorization.
Four PAs on the front lines of the pandemic share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They have witnessed unimaginable loss this year, and implore us all to stand with the healthcare community and get the COVID-19 vaccine.