DEI Commission Chair Active at Every Level of PA Leadership

After serving in many PA leadership positions, Robert Wooten MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, was recently elected chair of AAPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. Here he talks about his career, what’s changed, and how he views the Commission’s work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Wyoming Landmark Legislation a Victory for PAs and Patients

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation that repeals requirements for PAs to have a specific relationship with a physician or other provider in order to practice. The new law also recognizes PAs’ ability to practice medicine consistent with their education, training, and experience.

Boston PA Helps Safeguard the Homeless Through the Pandemic

The lifestyles typical of those experiencing homelessness enables COVID-19 to spread more quickly and easily than within more isolated populations. At the onset, Harrison Keyes, PA-C, of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, made significant changes in his outreach efforts.

Wisconsin Enacts Long-Awaited PA Practice Act Updates

Wisconsin PAs celebrated the enactment of long-awaited updates to their state’s PA practice act when Governor Tony Evers signed Act 23 into law. This legislation is the product of over five years of diligent work by the Wisconsin Academy of PAs.

Expert Advice on Providing Trans-Affirming Healthcare

AAPA invited PAs Lauren Eisenbeis and Jo Rolls to host Huddle’s latest Ask Me session on transgender healthcare. Eisenbeis and Rolls used their expertise from years of experience to provide advice and resources for PAs to provide trans-affirming healthcare to patients.

PA’s Immigrant Parents Inspire His Career in Critical Care

Omar Razack, PA-C, is the child of immigrants. This fact has guided his whole life – from the West Indian culture he grew up with, to the work ethic his parents instilled in him and his triplet sisters, to his PA career in critical care.

PA Caregivers Face Additional Anxiety, Stress During Pandemic

In 2020, PA student Sara Naeem found herself needing to be a hands-on caregiver for both of her parents while completing clinical rotations during a pandemic. She shares her experiences and connects with other caregiver colleagues who share their own stories.

Idaho Enacts Improvements to PA Practice Act

Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation last week that gives PAs greater flexibility to meet the needs of patients without unnecessary administrative and regulatory burdens. SB 1093, led by the Idaho Academy of PAs, moves to a collaborative practice environment for PAs.