The nccPA Health Foundation hosted its first PArtners in Mental Health Summit June 4-6, 2017 in Leesburg, Virginia. “Our goal was to create the framework for an initiative that would position PAs as partners in addressing key mental and behavioral health needs in our nation,” said Ted Wendel, PhD, nccPA Health Foundation Board Chair.
More than 30 stakeholders, including PAs in clinical practice and education as well as interprofessional champions, participated in the summit. Representatives from AAPA, ARC-PA, NCCPA, PAEA, and the PA Foundation have worked collaboratively with the nccPA Health Foundation as a steering committee to develop the summit’s agenda.
“Our hope is that the summit will foster an important dialogue about the opportunity all PAs have to embrace mental health as part of overall health,” the Foundation's Board Chair shared.
The press release announcing the Summit can be found here.
Check back for the proceedings document to be released this fall.