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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. Two awards up to $5,000 each are available for PA-led projects that support innovative, actionable strategies that directly and sustainably impact public health needs.

“Board Certified PAs and PA students bridge system gaps, advocate for the underserved, and creatively develop resources for those in need, just as Kathy has done throughout her career,” said nccPA Health Foundation Board Chair Erin C. Crown, MHSPAS, PA-C, CAQ-Psychiatry. “This grant honors her work and equips PAs to follow in her footsteps. I encourage all PAs to consider how a $5,000 grant could make an impact for those who need it most in their communities.”

Not sure where to get started? Register for our Online Grant Q&A on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).

The online session will feature remarks from nccPA Health Foundation President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D., PA-C, ICE-CCP, FACHE and Board leaders Erin Crown and Benjamin J. Smith, DMSc, PA-CDFAAPA, who will share their perspectives and encouragement. Board Certified PA Marlo Dombroff will share her experience applying for and receiving the grant. Attendees will then have their questions answered live. Submit your question now.

PAs, PA students, and PA organizations (educational programs and constituent organizations) may apply. To be considered, submit the completed application by Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fourteen grants, nearly $70,000, have been awarded since 2016. Grantees have been selected from 58 proposals from 25 states. Learn more about funded projects and get started today.

This year’s funding decisions will be announced in September.

With the opening of this grant cycle, the nccPA Health Foundation thanks PAs Kathy and Don Pedersen for their tireless efforts and generous support for this program.

Questions? Check out these five steps for applying for $5,000 for a project that matters to you. Then, email additional questions to .