Brief History



The Foundation crossed the milestone of distributing over $100,000 in grant funding and encourages continued grant outreach.



The Foundation brought together healthcare leaders to form recommendations to advance the roles of PAs in mental health through a collective impact approach and released PArtners in Mental Health Summit: Proceedings & Recommendations.



The Foundation launched its Be the Change Grant and the Kathy Pedersen Grant to Promote Equitable Care to equip and encourage Certified PAs and PA students to address health disparities and inequities.



The Foundation focused on building PA workforce capacity in the areas of mental health and oral health as part of overall health.



The Foundation also worked with NCCPA to develop the PA Professional Profile.



The Foundation joined a national movement to promote the integration of oral health into PA education and practice and has hosted meetings, produced videos, funded grants, and worked in other ways--with success---to raise awareness of the oral health movement.



In addition, the Foundation operated a small research grants program for PAs.



A qualitative study of successful physician-PA teams was conducted, yielding a second video in the Excellence series: Shaping Great Physician-PA Teams.



The Foundation focused attention of the concept of “PA excellence" and tackled the topic of ethics in response to disciplinary issues NCCPA was seeing get PAs into trouble. Concepts in PA Excellence: Exploring Ethics, an educational video and facilitator’s guide, was provided to all PA programs and is still in use.



The nccPA Health Foundation was established for the advancement of the PA profession and benefit of the public.


For more information on the NCCPA, visit www.nccpa.net.