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Learn How Implicit and Overt Bias Impact How You Practice

Health disparities around COVID-19 and greater focus on racial justice have highlighted the need for PAs to talk about how bias can impact healthcare. Deanna Bridge Najera, PA-C, will discuss how biases may impact how PAs practice during an Oct. 30 webinar.
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PAs Embrace Telemedicine After COVID-19 Jumpstart

Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
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New White Paper Will Help You Understand Transparency Issues

Transparency is at the heart of many AAPA advocacy efforts. Inadequate identification of PAs and the services they provide creates flawed data which inaccurately inform important decisions made by patients, policy makers, payers, researchers, and others. A new white paper highlights these issues.

One Patient Shares How PA Saved Her Life

Stephanie, who is affected by an eating disorder, says that PA Shion Harrison has gone above and beyond to provide her care by fighting for her and telling her she is important. Read more about the impact Harrison has made on Stephanie’s life.
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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.