image CONSTITUENT ORGANIZATION OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY AWARD APPLICATION
 
 
 
AAPA constituent organizations are recognized through the annual Outreach & Advocacy Awards program for meritorious programs and projects that are in alignment with AAPA's strategic plan and commitments to the PA profession. Awards are judged by the Constituent Relations Work Group (CRWG).

There are three Outreach & Advocacy award categories. Each is focused on an essential outcome: Equipping PAs for expanded opportunities in healthcare, advancing the PA identity and creating progressive work environments for PAs.

 Review all program rules and award presentation information prior to submission. 

Award submissions accepted through January 24, 2020.
I am authorized by the board of directors to submit this application on behalf of the above constituent organization.

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Award Category Descriptions

Category I - Equip PAs for Expanded Opportunities in Healthcare 

COs eligible for this award demonstrate successful programs or projects that:

  • Preserve PA flexibility to make career transitions by maintaining and expanding access to multiple pathways by which PAs can develop and demonstrate competence
  • Expand professional development offerings with a greater emphasis on leadership and management competencies
  • Promote inclusion and encourage participation of PAs on workplace and professional committees, decision-making bodies and state regulatory agencies

Programs or projects deserving of this award may include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovations in continuing medical education
  • Innovations in professional and/or leadership development
  • Collaborative healthcare initiatives with key stakeholder groups

Category II - Advance the PA Identity 

COs eligible for this award will demonstrate successful programs or projects that:

  • Make substantial progress toward ensuring that PAs can demonstrate their value through becoming enrolled providers and submitting claims under their own name and NPI
  • Advance the recognition of PA skills, scope of PA practice and contribution to healthcare among employers, thought and opinion leaders, policy-makers, healthcare providers, and the media

Programs or projects deserving of this award may include, but are not limited to:

  • Media outreach/public service initiatives
  • Public service projects
  • Student engagement activities
  • Career events
  • Participation in  or hosting health fairs

Category III - Create Progressive Work Environment for PAs 

COs eligible for this award will demonstrate programs or projects that:

  • Achieve improved statutory and regulatory environments for PA practice
  • Remove workplace-imposed barriers to PA practice and foster PA-positive workplace environments
  • Develop and pursue legal strategies to expand and protect PA practice

Programs or projects deserving of this award may include, but are not limited to:

  • Successful removal of legislative, regulatory or institutional barriers to practice
  • Collaborative legislative or regulatory initiatives with key stakeholder groups
  • PA advocacy day or initiative

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*Note:  CRWG may recategorize a submitted application based on a review of the application and supporting materials.
 


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On behalf of the Constituent Relations Work Group, thank you for your project and submission.  If you have any questions about the awards program, please refer to program rules or contact Brian Dautch.