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May 1, 2024 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn March 23, President Biden signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, into law, completing the budget and appropriations process for fiscal year (FY) 2024...
April 1, 2024 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesFrom March 11-12, PAEA hosted the Association’s annual Spring Advocacy Trip. The event provided training to PA students and faculty in policy and advocacy and gave...
March 1, 2024 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank Government Relations Steering Committee member Angelique Redmond and Idaho State University PA program faculty member...
February 5, 2024 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank all grassroots advocates that participated in action alert campaigns on the National Health Service Corps and FY24...
January 2, 2024 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn December 15, students at the George Washington University PA program completed advocacy meetings in support of H.R. 6077 – the POST GRAD Act, H.R. 3080 – the Health Center...
December 1, 2023 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThroughout November, PAEA’s Government Relations staff has engaged with faculty across the country interested in advancing preceptor tax incentive legislation within their...
November 1, 2023 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesDuring the 2023 PAEA Education Forum, several members of the Association’s Government Relations Steering Committee hosted advocacy-focused education sessions. Committee...
October 2, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThis year’s PAEA Student Health Policy Fellowship, hosted from September 11-13, marked the association’s tenth year of cultivating future leaders and advocates for PA...
September 5, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team conducted a virtual advocacy training session with PA students at Drexel University on August 14. During the training, students learned about...
August 1, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA held the Association’s inaugural Policy Summit from July 10-12. The Policy Summit, which brought together faculty and students from more than 20 different PA programs...
July 5, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn June 29, PAEA hosted a virtual congressional briefing entitled, "Expanding Access to Care: The Role of the National Health Service Corps." The briefing focused on the...
June 1, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn May 1, PAEA published an article featuring interviews with four National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholars and PA students from the California Baptist University (CBU)...
May 1, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesFrom April 24-25, members of PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee (GRSC) met in Washington, DC for the 2023 Leadership Summit. During the event, GRSC members had an...
April 3, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn March 13-14, PAEA hosted nearly 50 faculty and students in Washington, DC for the 2023 Spring Advocacy Trip. During the trip, attendees participated in an advocacy...
March 1, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesAt the beginning of February, PAEA Immediate Past President Kara Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C met with Health Resources and Services Administrator Carole Johnson as part of a...
February 1, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn January 27, PAEA hosted a virtual meeting with the 2022 Student Health Policy Fellowship cohort to discuss progress they have made on their community-based advocacy...
January 2, 2023 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn December 9, PAEA hosted a virtual advocacy day for 30 PA students from George Washington University. As part of the event, students conducted calls with congressional...
December 1, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team conducted a virtual advocacy training session with students and faculty at the George Washington University PA program on November 16...
November 4, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn October 15, as part of the 2022 PAEA Education Forum, members of PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee (GRSC) led a session entitled, “Telling Your Story:...
October 7, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThis year’s PAEA Student Health Policy Fellowship workshop took place virtually from September 12-14. During the first two days of the workshop, fellows learned about...
September 6, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn August 5, PAEA selected the 2022-23 Student Health Policy Fellowship (SHPF) cohort. Congratulations to the 21 fellows selected including the first-ever fellow from an...
August 4, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn July 15, PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee (GRSC) conducted calls with congressional offices as part of the 2022 Annual GRSC Meeting to request support for...
July 6, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesTo help build momentum for the introduction of the PA Education Public Health Initiatives Act in the Senate, 59 program directors signed a letter of support for the bill sent...
June 1, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots Advocates​PAEA’s Government Relations team conducted a virtual advocacy training session with students and faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine PA program on May 23. During the...
May 1, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots Advocates​In early April, PAEA hosted the Association’s annual Spring Advocacy Day. The event, which provided training to PA students and faculty in policy and advocacy, resulted in...
April 1, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots Advocates​On March 24, PAEA hosted a virtual congressional briefing entitled, “Strengthening the Nation’s Health Workforce: The Critical Role of Title VII Investments.” The briefing...
March 1, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team was pleased to meet with students and faculty at the Concordia University – Ann Arbor PA program for a virtual advocacy training session on...
February 1, 2022 by Catherine Majewski
Star Grassroots AdvocatesStudents and faculty from programs across the country have continued their efforts throughout January to support the preservation of key health workforce diversity and...
January 1, 2022 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesStudents and faculty from programs across the country mobilized in December to support the preservation of key health workforce diversity and student debt reduction...
December 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesAs a result of continuous advocacy by PA faculty and students over the course of this year, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act in November,...
November 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn October 29, 85 students from the Stanford University and George Washington University PA programs conducted 66 congressional meetings to advance the Physician Assistant...
October 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn September 15, the eighth cohort of PAEA Student Health Policy Fellows conducted 46 congressional meetings on behalf of the Physician Assistant Higher Education...
September 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn August 23, PAEA conducted an advocacy training session for the 75 students at the Drexel University PA program. Thank you for your interest in policy and...
August 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn July, members of PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee participated in 15 advocacy meetings to help advance the Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization...
July 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn June, PA education advocates sent over 450 messages to their senators urging rapid consideration of the Rural MOMS Act. Thank you for your vigorous advocacy!Advancing...
June 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn May, the advocacy of PA students and faculty resulted in the addition of two new cosponsors for the Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act. Thank you for...
May 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn April 6 and 7, more than 80 students and faculty from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, University of Colorado, and MGH Institute of Health...
April 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn March 29, Dr. Pangela Dawson of the Morehouse School of Medicine PA Program and Dr. Tracy Jackson of the Wagner College PA program participated in PAEA’s “Workforce...
March 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA hosted a webinar in late February entitled, “Perspectives on State-Level Tax Incentives for Clinical Preceptors.” This event highlighted the role of state advocacy in...
February 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn January, the Government Relations team launched a grassroots advocacy campaign to welcome the freshman class of the 117th Congress. Thank you to the PA education advocates...
January 1, 2021 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn December 9, PAEA hosted the first virtual advocacy day for the George Washington University PA program. Participating students conducted over 70 meetings with...
December 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOver the course of 2020, PAEA constituents have sent over 7,000 messages to Capitol Hill via the Grassroots Action Network to advocate for COVID-19 relief, the Black Maternal...
November 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn October 30, the PAEA Government Relations team conducted a policy and advocacy education session for three cohorts of students at the Rutgers University PA program...
October 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesFrom September 14-16, PAEA conducted the first virtual Student Health Policy Fellowship for 20 PA students from across the United States. Following the completion of policy...
September 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn August 24, PAEA’s Government Relations team conducted a policy and advocacy training session for over 75 students from the Drexel University PA program. PAEA would like to...
August 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOn July 14, a coalition of PA students from across the country participated in PAEA’s Twitterstorm in support of the Strengthening America’s Health Care Readiness Act...
July 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThroughout June, program director volunteers from across the country participated in meetings with the offices of key Senate Republicans to advocate for emergency funding for...
June 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn May, 2019-2020 Student Health Policy Fellow Sydney Adams conducted a virtual program visit with Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA). During the visit, students from the Radford...
May 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn April, the PA education advocacy community continued its efforts to make the impact of COVID-19 on programs, faculty, and students known to policymakers. The Government...
April 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank all of the PA education advocates who responded to the Association’s action alert seeking COVID-19 relief for programs,...
March 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn late February, PAEA Government Relations staff participated in a training session on grassroots advocacy with the students at the Creighton University PA program. Thank...
February 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn January, Raquel Padilla Moore, a 2019 Student Health Policy Fellow, hosted Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at the Oregon Health Sciences University PA program. During the visit,...
January 1, 2020 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn December, over 70 students and faculty from the George Washington University PA program participated in the second annual GW Hill Day to advocate for H.R. 1685 - the...
December 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn mid-November, several students and faculty members from the Morehouse School of Medicine PA program visited PAEA’s headquarters to participate in leadership and advocacy...
November 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesDuring the 2019 PAEA Education Forum, over 170 faculty members and students visited Capitol Hill to meet with their senators to advocate for the introduction of Senate...
October 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThis September, PAEA welcomed 14 students from across the United States for its sixth annual Student Health Policy Fellowship in-person meeting. During the three-day...
September 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesDuring the August congressional recess, Frostburg State University Program Director Beth Smolko, DMSc, PA-C, hosted a program visit by Congressman David Trone (D-MD)...
August 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn July, Davin Cole, DHSc, PA-C, AAHIVS, spoke on behalf of PAEA at a congressional briefing on the value of the National Health Service Corps in underserved communities...
July 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn June, President-Elect Howard Straker, PhD, MPH, PA-C, traveled to Rockville, Maryland with PAEA’s Government Relations staff to meet with Assistant Secretary Elinore...
June 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn May, a panel of experts in PA education and practice traveled to Capitol Hill to conduct a briefing for congressional staff entitled, “Increasing Access to Care in Rural...
May 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn April, 30 PA educators traveled to Capitol Hill and met with 57 congressional offices to help build support for the Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act...
April 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn March, students from the USC Keck School of Medicine and MGH Institute of Health Professions PA programs traveled to Washington to meet with their elected representatives...
March 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn mid-February, PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee visited the offices of their representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Physician Assistant Higher...
February 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn response to a recent action alert, PA education advocates have contacted 125 congressional offices thus far urging policymakers to prioritize PA education issues in the...
January 1, 2019 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesOver the course of 2018, 728 unique PA education advocates have engaged with their representatives in response to PAEA action alerts. Thank you for your leadership on behalf...
December 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn November, PAEA Student Health Policy Fellow Marissa Weeks of the University of Bridgeport hosted Sen. Richard Blumnethal (D-CT) at her program. During the visit, Marissa...
November 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank all PA education advocates who made their voices heard in support of provisions in the recently-signed comprehensive...
October 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA welcomed 14 new Student Health Policy Fellows from across the United States in September where, during the three-day fellowship experience, they met with 30 of their...
September 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank the students and faculty of the George Washington University PA program for meeting with their representatives to support...
August 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank Jacqueline Kazik, MA, PA-C, and Karen Graham, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, of the Government Relations Steering Committee for...
July 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn June, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance its annual funding bill for the Department of Health and Human Services to the full Senate. The report...
June 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesDuring PAEA’s most recent Title VII grassroots campaign, PA education advocates have made contact with over 100 congressional offices urging their representatives to work to...
May 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesDuring PAEA’s 2018 Leadership Summit in April, Government Relations Steering Committee Chair Michael DeRosa, Ph.D, MPH, PA-C, participated on a panel discussing the...
April 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThe Government Relations team would like to thank the faculty and students of the USC PA program for their excellent work during the 2018 USC Advocacy Trip. This year, 35...
March 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThe Government Relations team would like to thank the members of PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee for an excellent Hill Day during its annual in-person meeting!...
February 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesThe Government Relations team would like to congratulate Jacqueline Kazik, MA, PA-C; Priscilla Marsicovetere, JD, PA-C; Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C; Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS,...
January 1, 2018 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots Advocates​As we reflect on 2017 and transition to 2018, the Government Relations team would like to extend a special thank you to all of the PA program directors, faculty, and...
December 1, 2017 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesPAEA’s Government Relations team would like to thank Alan Gindoff, DHSc, PA-C, the PA program director at East Carolina University, along with his faculty for meeting with...
November 1, 2017 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesAt this year’s Education Forum, we asked to hear the stories of some of our PA education advocates who have met with their representatives or their Washington or district...
October 1, 2017 by Tyler Smith
Star Grassroots AdvocatesIn early September, Michelle DiBaise, DHSc, PA-C, professor at A.T. Still University; Melody Yozzo, MS, MHS, PA-C, associate program director and assistant professor at the...