The PA Foundation

Since 1977, the PA Foundation has worked to promote better health for PAs, students, their patients, and the communities they serve.

Our Vision and Mission

A group of physician associates/physician assistants

Events and Resources

Vital Minds

The Vital Minds podcast explores topics of relevance to the PA and healthcare provider audience, ranging from mental health to obesity to pain management and more. Each episode explores nuances of the featured subject and provides tips and resources PAs can put into practice to benefit patients.

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What We Do

As the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs, the PA Foundation provides support to PAs and PA students through grants for PA-led health projects, scholarships for future PA leaders, and patient education tools. Our programs, guided by our mission, help PAs and PA students make an impact – with their patients, in their communities, and for their profession, locally and worldwide.

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Scholarship funding awarded to PA students

People reached through our mental health and SUD programs since 2018


Programmatic support over the last decade

Our Partners