Resources Help Spanish-Speaking Patients Make Positive Nutrition Choices

Resources Help Spanish-Speaking Patients Make Positive Nutrition Choices Damaris Rosado, MS, MPAS, PA-C January 7, 2022 Recognizing that over 41 million people – about 13 percent of the U.S. population – speak Spanish at home1, the PA Foundation developed Spanish language resources as part of its Nutrition Outreach Fellowship program, supported by Abbott. The program […]

What Does Philanthropy Mean to You?

What Does Philanthropy Mean to You? Jacqueline Spiegel, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, CHSE December 14, 2021 The word “philanthropy” is derived from Ancient Greek, meaning “love of humankind.” In a broad sense, it is an active effort to show goodwill to fellow members of the human race and promote human welfare. We commonly think of philanthropy […]

Practicing in Primary Care: Rewarding Work, Life-Changing Outcomes

Practicing in Primary Care: Rewarding Work, Life-Changing Outcomes Cindy Bunde, MPAS, PA-C, DipACLM, and Erin Fitzpatrick Lepp, MMSc, PA-C November 16, 2021 PAs are doing extraordinary work in practice and in their communities. Through the generosity of one of our long-time donors, William H. Marquardt, the PA Foundation has the honor to work with and […]

Using Nutrition as a Surgical Tool

Using Nutrition as a Surgical Tool Nicole Fox, MPAS, PA-C PA Foundation Nutrition Outreach Fellow November 4, 2021 For the past year, I have had the pleasure to serve as a Nutrition Outreach Fellow with the PA Foundation. The program offers additional training and resources on nutrition, with the goal of improving individual patient visits […]

Allied Against Opioid Abuse – Preventing Opioid Abuse and Misuse Within the Hispanic Community

A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) called the opioid crisis among Hispanic/Latino* populations an “urgent issue,” and described the unique challenges faced by this population — including intergenerational and intercultural differences within households, language barriers, and stress related to migration and discrimination. As the fastest growing minority population […]

Allied Against Opioid Abuse – Safely Treating Orthopedic Injuries and Managing Pain for Student Athletes

Every year, approximately 8 million students participate in high school athletics. With students across the country back to class — either virtually or in person — many families are also resuming participation in after-school athletic programs. Studies show that these activities improve fitness and academics and have long-term leadership benefits, extending far beyond graduation. While […]