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Kathy J. Pedersen Grant to Promote Equitable Care: 2024 Call for Proposals Open

• The nccPA Health Foundation is accepting applications for the 2024 Kathy J. Pedersen Grant to Promote Equitable Care.

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PAHx Celebrates Women Who Shaped Our Future

• The National Women’s History Alliance's 2024 theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”

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How Busy PAs Can Navigate Dietary Pitfalls

• Colleen Sloan, PA-C, RDN, knows the challenges that her fellow PAs face in staying healthy while working in health care.

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OHSU Series Equips Future PAs to Better Serve Patients with Disabilities

• People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PWIDD) face unique hurdles in accessing health care, including communication barriers, inaccessible environments and even prejudiced attitudes.

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PAs Play Vital Role in Addressing Maternal Health Crisis

• The state of maternal and infant health in the U.S. is increasingly worrisome. This can be attributed, in part, to a decline in the number of obstetrics and gynecology (Ob-Gyn) physicians and midwives — despite an increase in need for their services.

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Nationwide PA Growth Boosts Health Care Delivery

• From 2018 to 2022, the number of Board Certified PAs in the U.S. grew by 28%, resulting in an increase from 40 to 50 PAs per 100,000 population during this period, according to a new report.”

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Offers CME at AAPA Conference

• The Society is excited to offer its first small group interactive CME session during the AAPA Conference in Houston: “Become a PA Historian: Preserving PA History.”

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Welcomes New Trustees

• Welcomes New Trustees

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PAHx Celebrates Black History Month

• The PA History Society invites you to discover the often untold origin story of the PA profession.

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Prioritizing Self-Care for a Healthy Heart

• In celebration of American Heart Month, we asked Sheila Hautbois, PA-C, MSPAS, MPH, CHES®, DipACLM, FACLM, a distinguished lifestyle medicine PA, to share reminders that can help keep your heart and overall health in tip-top shape:

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PA Champions Vein Harvesting Techniques

• In beautiful Central New Jersey, a few blocks from the beach, Board Certified PA Matt Petrides, PA-C, BS, BHS, together with a highly skilled team of cardiac surgeons and nurses, tirelessly works to restore the hearts of patients in the operating room of HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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Multitalented PA Bridges Medicine and Music

• In recognition of the Black History Month theme, "African Americans and the Arts," we would like to draw attention to the exceptional achievements of Christophe E. Jackson, PhD, DMA, MSPAS, PA-C.

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Study Uncovers Hurdles for Underrepresented Students in PA Program Admissions

• While different cultures make up the U.S. population, PAs and other health care professions don't often reflect this diversity

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Insider Advice for Navigating the PANRE-LA®

• As we enter the second year of PANRE-LA, we would like to share valuable test-taking advice based on information we gathered from participating PAs. With first-hand insights from those who have experienced the process, these tips aim to prepare you for success.

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NCCPA President and CEO Named 2024 Georgia Titan 100

• The President and CEO of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D., PA-C, ICE-CCP, FACHE, was named as a 2024 Georgia Titan 100, Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP announced.

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Seasoned PA Urges Preparedness for Tropical Diseases

• Gordon Eggers, PA-C, MPH, DTM (Diploma in Tropical Medicine), a seasoned veteran of tropical medicine, urges PAs to expand their horizons and sharpen their differential diagnostic skillset.

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NCCPA Volunteering, More Than Just Exams

• Calling all clinically practicing Board Certified PAs! By volunteering with NCCPA, you'll contribute to ensuring exams accurately reflect the constantly evolving medical landscape.

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John Bradford, MPAS, PA-C, Named 2024 NCCPA Board Chair

• John Bradford, MPAS, PA-C, brings extensive experience in rural and global health as he assumes the role of 2024 NCCPA Board Chair.

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PAs at Forefront of Evolving Health Care Innovation

• Depending on their specialty and organization, most PAs are uniquely positioned at the forefront of health care innovation, equipped to harness and leverage artificial intelligence (AI), as well as contribute to the realm of genomics.

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Unique Experience for PAs Combines Leadership, Patient Care

• If you’re a Board Certified PA who thrives in unpredictable environments, joining the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Medical Services (MED) – the health care branch of the foreign service – offers the opportunity for you to showcase your exceptional skills.

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PAs Address Shortages in Underserved, Rural Areas

• PAs remain steadfast in their dedication to the profession's original mission of addressing health care disparities by providing care in underserved and rural communities.

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PA Week 2023 – Another Success

• Throughout PA Week, we had the privilege of celebrating and highlighting the vital role of PAs. We hope that our efforts have helped you feel appreciated and recognized for the incredible work that you do.

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Celebrating Contributions of Hispanic/Latino and Latina PAs in Health Care

• In recognition of the recent National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrated the contributions of Hispanic/Latino and Latina physician associates/assistants, or Asociado Médicos, who have made significant strides in their field.

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Study Sheds Light on Public Opinion of PAs

• A new study sheds positive light on the public’s perception towards physician assistants/associates (PAs). The study further evaluated the public’s satisfaction about PAs as health care becomes more patient-centered and the number of PAs in the workforce continues to grow.

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NCCPA presented a research poster on PA burnout at Psych Congress 2023

• NCCPA presented a research poster on PA burnout at Psych Congress 2023 in Nashville, TN

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PAs Poised to Address Shortage of Psychiatrist

• In recent years, the number of Board Certified PAs practicing in hospital settings grew substantially.

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Number of PAs Practicing in Hospitals Grows in Last Decade

• In recent years, the number of Board Certified PAs practicing in hospital settings grew substantially.

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NCCPA App Enhanced with Pay, Donate, Receipt Features

• NCCPA App Enhanced with Pay, Donate, Receipt Features

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NCCPA recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2023

• The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

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PAs are growing in number: Here’s how many are in each state

• The number of board-certified physician assistants increased by 76.1 percent in the last decade.

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