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Celebrating #PAWeek 2021!

Each year, NCCPA joins the nation in recognizing PAs’ dedication to providing high-quality, accessible health care to millions of patients across the country.

As PAs continue to meet the needs of patients during the pandemic, it is especially time to for celebrate them, and to highlight the value that they bring to the American health care system.

This year, NCCPA is proud to continue to honor PAs by participating in PA Week (October 6 – October 12), a weeklong celebration of the 149,000+ Certified PAs currently changing and saving lives each day.

Here’s how we’re celebrating (and how you can join the fun!)

Certified PArtners Campaign Billboards

NCCPA works diligently to educate the public about Certified PAs and the many ways they provide millions of people access to more affordable, high-quality health care.

During PA Week 2021, look for our Certified PArtners campaign billboards featuring the 2020-21 NCCPA PA Ambassadors at the following locations:

  • Dallas, Texas

Dallas N Tollway WS 0.1mi N/O Trinity Mills Rd F/S – 1

Stemmons Fwy (I-35E) ES 0.5mi N/O Inwood Rd F/N – 1

  • Los Angeles, California

Artesia Frwy SS 0.03mi E/O Long Beach Frwy F/W – 2

Garden Grove Frwy SS W/O Harbor F/W – 1

  • Atlanta, Georgia

Courtland St ES N/O Baker St F/S – 1

I-75/85 WS S/O I-20 F/N – 1

  • Brooklyn, New York

Linden Blvd SS 25ft W/O Malta F/E – 1

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hwy 100 ES 200ft S/O Bluemound Rd F/N – 1

  • Houston, Texas

I-69 Southwest Frwy NS 30ft W/O Kirkwood F/W – 2

  • D.C.

Branch Av ES 100ft N/O Coventry Way F/S – 2

  • Orlando, Florida

I-4 SS 950ft E/O Michigan St F/SW

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I-76 Schuylkill Xwy SS

If a billboard is in your city, we invite you to check it out, and share a photo of it with us using the hashtag #CertifiedPArtners, or by emailing us.

Patient Point Advertisements

Advertisements promoting PA Week will appear in more than 10,000 waiting rooms, exam rooms and medical back offices across the country through Patient Point Ad delivery. This year’s advertisement features second year NCCPA PA Ambassador Jacqueline Edwards, DMSc, PA-C.

Edwards is also scheduled to appear on GMA 3 on ABC on October 6 at 1 PM ET as part of a pre-arranged interview coordinated by NCCPA. Edwards will discuss her role as a PA and the value that PAs bring to the American health care system.

Get Social!

Look out for NCCPA’s stickers on Instagram and Facebook’s GIPHY keyboard! Follow the instructions below to add NCCPA’s stickers to your Instagram or Facebook posts.

Instructions for Facebook

  1. Open the status box in your Facebook profile.
  2. Click the GIF icon to search for “NCCPA” and select a GIF from the GIF library.
  3. Once the GIF is selected, the GIF will attach to your Facebook post.
  4. Once you’re finished with your post, click Share.

Instructions for Instagram

  1. From your Instagram Story, tap the  mile icon to add GIF stickers.
  2. Tap on the GIF button and search for “NCCPA”.
  3. From there, you can add and layer as many GIF stickers to your Stories as you want!

First-Year PA Student Giveaway

As it’s also important to include future PAs, NCCPA will continue to offer its annual PA Week giveaway to first-year PA students across the country! This year 10,900 first-year students at 231 PA programs will receive a NCCPA viewfinder with a reel detailing the history of the PA profession.

In addition, students will also receive information about NCCPA and available resources with their giveaway. Students are encouraged to share photos with their giveaway on social with the hashtag #PAWeek2021 and by emailing us.

How are you celebrating PA Week 2021? Send us a picture of your celebration, along with a caption and you may just see your photo in our October NCCPA newsletter and/or social media posts!