About Us

nccPA Health Foundation

The nccPA Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization that designs solutions for improving the capacity of certified PAs to impact quality and accessibility of health care delivery.  Created by the NCCPA in December 2005, the nccPA Health Foundation is a supporting organization to the NCCPA.  The generous support of NCCPA and donors enables the Foundation to empower PAs and patients to improve health. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to improve the public's health and access to affordable care.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the role of certified PAs to improve health.

Our Values

The Foundation:

  • Promotes the PA profession by valuing the critical role of certified PAs in helping assure the best possible patient outcomes and building a health care system that is fair, just, and equitable.
  • Benefits patients by respecting the patient’s central role in our work as the recipient of care.
  • Collaborates with partners by recognizing the importance of interprofessional teams to expand access and promote safe and effective practice.


Our Strategic Goals

The Foundation is committed to advancing the role of certified PAs to improve health, and the Board of Directors regularly reviews our portfolio of activities, identifying new priorities, and planning for the future. Our current strategic goals include:

Goal #1
The nccPA Health Foundation exerts leadership in the thoughtful consideration of current and emerging health care trends and the development of impact strategies.
Goal #2
Certified PAs recognize the oral-systemic connection and increasingly embrace oral health promotion strategies in health care delivery.
Goal #3
Certified PAs recognize the impact of mental/behavioral health and wellness on overall health and are equipped to integrate mental health promotion and wellness in every clinical setting.
Goal #4
Certified PAs have opportunities to engage in educational activities to continually enhance health care delivery.