Since 2005, the nccPA Health Foundation has fostered PA education and provided grant opportunities to those who share our vision of a more equitable health care system.
Who WE ARE
The nccPA Health Foundation brings together Board Certified PAs, PA students, health leaders, and interprofessional partners to advance the role of PAs in delivering whole-person care.
From our earliest days, the Health Foundation recognized the critical role that PAs have in patient care. Our organization supports PA practice by convening leaders, building networks, providing education, and creating opportunities for all partners to address health disparities. By providing grant-funding and promoting educational resources, we aim to continually improve healthcare delivery for every patient.
To improve the public’s health and access to care.
To advance the role of Board Certified PAs to improve health.
We respect the patient’s central role in our work as the recipient of care.
We value the critical role of Board Certified PAs in helping assure the best possible patient outcomes and building a health care system that is fair, just, and equitable.
We recognize the importance of interprofessional teams to expand access and promote safe and effective practice.
We recognize the impact of health inequity and support quality care for all.
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION:
We support the use of evidenced-based information to inform decision-making.
Our strategic framework
The nccPA Health Foundation will be a leader in promoting and providing resources for Board Certified PAs’ awareness of mental and behavioral health in whole-person care for patients and providers.
The nccPA Health Foundation will provide leadership and resources to promote Board Certified PAs’ awareness of oral health and its impact on overall health.
The nccPA Health Foundation will be a leader in fostering Board Certified PAs’ awareness of professional, ethical practice as a means of supporting high-quality care.
The nccPA Health Foundation recognizes the impact of health inequity and provides support and leadership for programs that equip PAs to foster equitable care through grant funding, research, programming, and partnerships.
Since our earliest days, the Health Foundation has worked with the nccPA to identify top priorities for improving PA-led care, health care access, and equity. Our efforts include developing educational resources, conducting and supporting research for the profession, and engaging in national efforts to promote the continued integration of oral heath, mental and behavioral health, and professional practice in PA education and practice.
As a small grants funder, many of our initiatives and grant programs encourage Certified PAs and PA students to address health disparities and inequities. Among these, our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) grant supports initiatives that raise awareness of the PA profession among underrepresented populations.
We recently achieved the milestone of distributing over $250,000 in grant funding, and we’re always looking for new opportunities to support PA efforts to improve health.
SUPPPORT THE nccPA HEALTH FOUNDATION
The Health Foundation encourages partnerships with all health care professionals and organizations that share our vision for a healthier future.
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Help support the cause! Donate directly through your secure nccPA certification record with a tax-deductible contribution.
Lead the Change
Every movement starts with a single action. Be the change your community needs by leveraging our resource center. We’ll help you build PA-specific skills and gain insight into the key drivers behind health disparities and inequities.