Folusho E. Ogunfiditimi, DM, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, president and chair of the American Academy of PAs, shares more about his journey to the PA profession. Emphasizing the importance of leadership and mentorship, President Ogunfiditimi believes every PA has a part to play in bringing greater awareness to PA value.
PA James “Rick” Kilgore attended his first AAPA annual conference in 1982. Now, as he prepares for his 41st consecutive conference, he talks about his career in clinical research and more, his involvement in volunteerism at the local and national level; and what he is most looking forward to at AAPA 2023.
The Nominating Work Group is charged with recruiting, evaluating, and endorsing candidates to run for positions on the AAPA Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates the NWG has endorsed to run in the 2023 AAPA Board of Directors and House of Delegates Elections.
The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, which eliminates the bureaucratic X-waiver and will improve access to care and save lives, was signed into law by President Biden. This is a critical step in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Katherine “Kaesa” GeeBah Footracer followed a winding path to becoming a PA. Now, from volunteering on a Navajo Nation reservation during the pandemic to leading a pilot program called the COVID-Like Illness Outpatient Clinic, Footracer is helping to improve the healthcare landscape for all.
Though the HOD meeting takes place just once each year, the HOD’s work does not stop there. Learn more about the HOD policymaking and policy review process, and the important work that goes on behind the scenes on behalf of the profession.