AAPA applauds the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for releasing an updated PA Handbook which implements competitive pay for PAs along with other changes related to the PA profession that will modernize the VA’s qualification standards for PAs and expand access to care to our nation’s veterans.
AAPA is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Employers of Excellence. The award program is designed to showcase organizations that have recognized the value PAs bring to healthcare teams by creating and maintaining opportunities for PA leadership and professional growth. The program is the first and only PA-specific award program available to organizations.
The PA Foundation recently selected 40 PAs from across the country to be a part of the new Nutrition Outreach Fellowship. Through the fellowship, PAs will receive special training and resources on nutrition to both enhance their clinical practice and to give back to their healthcare peers and the community at large.
The PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AAPA, is pleased to announce the launch of the Joyce Nichols Memorial Scholarship. A groundbreaker in the PA profession, PA Nichols, who passed away in 2012, was the first woman and the first Black woman to practice as a PA.
A new national survey of PAs was released today from the AAPA. It shows the considerable contributions of PAs and the scale at which they have had to adapt to meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
The American Academy of PAs is pleased to announce its annual awards to PAs who have distinguished themselves in service to their patients and their communities, and who have been dedicated advocates for the PA profession.
AAPA commends Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for amending Executive Order 57 in order to allow licensed PAs with two or more years of clinical experience to practice without a collaborative agreement.