A Health Disparities Reduction Project of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant Foundation, and Physician Assistants for Health Equity
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AAPA LOOKING AT REVISING
COMMITTEE STRUCTURE;
FUTURE OF HEALTH
DISPARITIES WORK UNCLEAR

The AAPA has been working on
revising the current volunteer
committee structure. In February
of
2013
, AAPA leadership announced that
all volunteer committees would be
ending as of July, and being replaced
with a new structure. After receiving
advis
ement from the AAPA 2013
House of Delegates, the AAPA is
currently revisiting this structure
change process, and the current
committee structure will continue at
least through
early 2014. If the Health
Disparities Work Group ceases to
function, look for new opportunities to
join us in our work fighting health
disparities with the Physician
Assistants for Health Equity AAPA
Special Interest Group. Stay tuned!
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2014 brings a continuing initiative from
the AAPA Health Disparities Work
Group, the National Library of
Medicine, AAPA Special Interest Group
Physician Assistants for Health Equity,
and the Washington Academy of
Physician Assistants. The effort
focuses on creating a tool for PAs and
other providers promoting awareness
of clinician bias and stereotyping. The
project also highlights related data
indicating that increased awareness
can decrease the activation of the
biases that result in unequal
treatment.
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AAPA WEB SITE FEATURES
RESOURCE PAGE

The AAPA web site features a Health
Disparities resource page at the
organizations web headquarters. The
page features a compact and updated
set of links and resources,
highlighting tools for PAs and other
colleagues interested in eliminating
health disparities. It also features
links to health disparities CME, and a
variety of tools aimed at helping
constituent organizations and state
chapters get involved in increasing
awareness about disparities.
View the page at
www.aapa.org/disparities
FREE "HEADS UP!" CME FOR
AAPA MEMBERS

AAPA members can earn free CME by
completing reading materials and
taking a post-test at the AAPA web
site. Free for members,  this CME  
provides additional support to PAs
interested in decreasing racial and
other health disparities.
Click Here for the link to this CME.