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Equipping Certified PAs  to Improve Health


Raising Awareness for Safe Fun in the Sun

In Sun Safe Central Florida, Certified PA Alyssa Hernandez Pena created awareness about the risks of skin cancer.  She promoted preventive education and provided sunscreen samples in creative locations, including beaches and local parks as well as primary care offices.  Recruiting PAs, PA students, and interprofessional partners, the project impacted over 5,000 youth and young adults in her local community. 

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Congratulations to the 2021 Grant Recipients

This year, the nccPA Health Foundation selected three recipients for the Kathy J. Pedersen Grant to Promote Equitable Care!  Grantees’ projects strive to create sustainable models that foster diversity in health care through outreach to underrepresented youth, support global health through a permanent clinic in Guatemala, and address the needs of diabetes patients in rural communities. 

Thanks to all applicants, and the next funding cycle will open early in 2022. 

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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.