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Alert: Join PAs and PA students in reducing stigma! Participate in our Mental Health Spotlight! It's easy!
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Equipping Certified PAs  to Improve Health


Fostering Recovery and Reducing Stigma

In Closing the Gap through Art, PA Students Vanessa Godines and Laila Al-Khasawneh from Mount St. Joseph University promoted behavioral health and mental illness recovery through therapeutic art.  Participants’ artwork and experiences were shared through a virtual art show to increase awareness and reduce stigma around mental health in their community and on campus. 

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Funding for PA-led Projects:  Get on Our Map!  

The nccPA Health Foundation has funded at least one project to improve health in 30 states across the US – with many more in California, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  Join the by applying for funding  to promote equitable care in your community!  We are ready to support more PA-led projects that address equitable care, mental health, or oral health.  Have a project in mind?  Get started on your, in most cases, 3-page proposal today!

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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.