A Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants for Health Equity
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AAPA COMMITTEE
STRUCTURE REVISED, HEALTH
DISPARITIES WORK
GROUP
ELIMINATED

August 2014

The AAPA has revised the current
volunteer committee structure,  
including elimination of the AAPA
Health Disparities Work Group as well
as other committees.  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
advisement from the AAPA 2013
House of Delegates, the AAPA
revisited the decision and process,
and revised the structure by
eliminating current committees and
creating some new ones. Read more
about this on the AAPA
web site. With
the Health Disparities Work Group
elimination, there will be new
opportunities to join us in our work
fighting health disparities with the
Physician Assistants for Health Equity
AAPA Special Interest Group.
Contact
us to learn more about how you can
join in this effort to keep disparities
work central to the academy's work.
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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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PAS FOR HEALTH EQUITY
OFFERING RESOURCE PAGE

PAs for Health Equity offers a
resource list to help interested PAs
learn more about how to integrate
health disparities work into clinic
activity. This list 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