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Learn about the opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors and apply by June 1, 2021.
Address : XingAn Street No.287
Phone : (+086)-123-456-78910
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Equipping Certified PAs  to Improve Health


Turning Leadership into Outreach

In November 2020, Shenandoah University PA Student Society (SUPASS), led by PA student Gabriella Maye, hosted a virtual leadership training event for PA, occupational therapy, and pharmacy students across Shenandoah’s two campus.  Two PA students – Isabel Contreras and Zoyah Butt – then leveraged their leadership skills to coordinate an educational session and COVID-19 safe outreach project to raise awareness about sexual assault and caring for survivors. 

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What can you do with $5,000?   

Applications are being accepted for the 2021 cycle of the Kathy J. Pedersen Grant to Promote Equitable Care.  Certified PAs, PA organizations, and PA students can apply for up to $5,000 for projects that support innovative, actionable strategies that sustainably impact public health needs. 

Missed our Virtual Q&A Session? Click on Learn More to access the grant page and link to the session! 

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Vision & Mission

Our vision is to improve the public's health and access to affordable 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, 2020, there were approximately 148,500 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.