PAs need to seek new information and data about patients, particularly when treating underserved and minority populations. PA educator Daytheon Sturges led a recent webinar on social determinants of health and suggests ways PAs can enhance understanding of and care for patients.
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.
Older adults remain subject to many iatrogenic ills at the hands of well-intentioned providers. This Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, AAPA invited PAs Kathy Kemle and Freddi Segal-Gidan to host the latest Huddle Ask Me session on Alzheimer's.
PAs in Florida applaud the enactment of legislation that makes significant improvements to PA practice. House Bill 431 was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 29, modernizing several aspects of PA regulation.
The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants secured a significant win for PAs in the state last month. On May 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed HB 1080, which establishes the Board of PAs – a tenet of Optimal Team Practice.
Despite the busyness of PA school, Calbeth Chika Alaribe, MPH, PA-S, is committed not only to medicine but social entrepreneurship and global health. She developed an award-winning healthcare app and serves in numerous volunteer roles in an effort to combine her passions.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed legislation modernizing state statutes to reflect the collaborative way PAs provide patient care and making PAs responsible for the care they provide. The bill also made permanent changes to PA use of telehealth authorized during the pandemic.
AAPA adopted the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, following the passage of a resolution during the 2021 House of Delegates meeting.
We at AAPA commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when hundreds of thousands of enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom – more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.