Health equity is the opportunity for everyone to reach optimal health. Unfortunately, our systems are more often defined by the inequities in care. At the nccPA Health Foundation, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way and that PAs (and others) have an opportunity to address these gaps. To support PAs, the Foundation offers four funding opportunities for PAs taking a leadership role in reducing disparities, increasing access, and contributing to more equitable care.
Be the C.H.A.N.G.E. Grant
Apply for up to $1,000 in funding as part of the nccPA Health Foundation's new "Be the CHANGE" grants program to Create Health Access Now for Greater Equity. The Foundation seeks to expand PAs’ reach by funding activities that promote equitable health care. This grant is intended to encourage and facilitate PA volunteerism and service-learning for the delivery of patient education and care. Certified PAs, PA organizations, and PA students may apply; view the full RFP.
Grants are considered as they are received and awarded based on merit, until all funds are expended. These activities are funded directly by the nccPA Health Foundation.
Oral Health Grants
The Foundation offers two grant opportunities for those seeking to take a leadership role in education or in outreach to reduce health disparities using oral health.
Community Outreach Grant: Receive up to $500 to work with PA colleagues in your state or specialty society, your student society, or your PA program to design a project around oral health in your community.
Research Integration Grant: Receive up to $3,000 to integrate oral health into your PA program curriculum or your clinical practice and evaluate your strategies. Not sure where to get started? Check out these oral health toolkits.
Grants are reviewed on a first come, first served basis until all funds are expended. These activities are part of the PA Leadership Initiative in Oral Health with support from the National Interprofessional Initiative in Oral Health (NIIOH) and funding from the DentaQuest Foundation and Washington Dental Service Foundation.
Kathy J. Pedersen Grant to Promote Equitable Care
Kathy Pedersen, PA-C, has dedicated her career to promoting equitable health care for all, and this annual grant program equips PAs with up to $5,000 for projects that strive to follow in those footsteps. The grant supports
innovative, actionable strategies that directly and sustainably impact public health needs. Grant applicants are challenged to design programs that bridge known system gaps, advocate for the underserved, or creatively develop resources for those in need. Certified PAs, PA organizations, and PA students may apply.
Grant applications for the 2016 funding cycle were due as of July 6, 2016, and funding decisions will be announced by the end of August.
Check back for an announcement regarding the 2017 funding cycle next Spring.
These activities were funded by the nccPA Health Foundation through a generous donation from Don and Kathy Pedersen.