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Equipping Certified PAs  to Improve Health


Join this Grassroots Movement for Better Health

Want to make a difference but need seed money to get started?   Then, apply for grant funding to support your equitable care, DEI, mental health, or oral health project and improve health in your community!  Our five year-round grant programs cover supply costs for screenings, patient education, and efforts to raise awareness.  There’s no deadline to submit your proposal!  Check out our grant-writing tips, put together your 3-5 page proposal (depending on the grant), then apply when ready.

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Why is mental health important to you?  

Mental and behavioral health needs are seen by all PAs regardless of practice area or setting, which means every PA is a psych PA .  The nccPA Health Foundation invites you to participate in our Mental Health Spotlight to share why mental health is important to you.  It’s easy!  Choose one of three ways to share your perspective as part of this effort to reduce stigma around mental health for patients and providers.  

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Vision & Mission

Our vision is to improve the public's health and access to care.
Our mission is to advance the role of certified PAs to improve health.

  • Leadership

    Convene partners to better understand issues impacting health and design solutions for healthier futures

    Promote PAs as an essential and responsive workforce to address critical healthcare needs

  • Engagement

    Foster network-building between PAs and partners to promote health, including initiatives around oral health, mental health, and equitable care

    Mobilize PAs to be change-makers in their response to community and public health needs

  • Education

    Foster opportunities for PAs to engage in educational activities to continually enhance healthcare delivery

    Identify and promote educational resources focusing on oral health and mental health

  • Service

    Provide opportunities for PAs, students, and interprofessional partners to directly address health disparities and public health needs through grant-funded service


The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, NCCPA is dedicated to assuring the public that certified PAs meet established standards of clinical knowledge and cognitive skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories have decided to rely on NCCPA certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of PAs. As of Dec. 31, 2021, there were approximately 159,000 Certified PAs.  Learn more about the NCCPA.


About the nccPA Health Foundation

The nccPA Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization that designs solutions for improving the capacity of certified PAs to impact quality and accessibility of health care delivery.  Created by the NCCPA in December 2005, the nccPA Health Foundation is a supporting organization to the NCCPA.  The generous support of NCCPA and donors enables the Foundation to empower PAs and patients to improve health.