PAs and the Greatest Health Crisis in our Lifetimes

This activity explores the current challenges facing the PA profession during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. To meet the needs of patients in these unprecedented times, PA’s are called to be innovative and proactive in promoting public health and advocating for the advancement of modern PA practice. In addition to educating PAs about the current practice environment, this activity aims to inspire PAs to advocate on behalf of the profession.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define current healthcare provider marketplace realities
  • Describe the barriers preventing PAs from treating patients and articulate the public health imperative to remove those barriers
  • Outline opportunities for PAs to improve patient health by promoting vaccines, practicing telemedicine, and addressing public health disparities
  • Describe how PAs advocate for the profession on the state and federal level and provide examples of desired outcomes