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AHPAC News Update February 27, 2024

Posted about 2 months ago by Kadian McIntosh in General Announcements

Please review the information below regarding our upcoming meeting, scholarship/ volunteer opportunities, Dr Kibe news, and details about our Black History Month Member Spotlights on Social Media, etc.

General Mtg Flyer
  • General Body Meeting Thursday, February 29, 2024 with special guest, current AAPA President Folusho Ogunfiditimi. Members should have already received their zoom invites.

 

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AHPAC Scholarship Flyer 2024

Prentiss L Harrison Memorial/ African Heritage PA Caucus Scholarship Deadline for PA students to apply is THIS FRIDAY, March 1, 2024. EVERYTHING IS DUE: completed applications with references, transcripts, etc. please email everything to: ahpacscholarship@gmail.com

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AAPA General Black Scholar Fundraising 2024

Support our African Heritage PA Caucus scholarship fund with a tax free donation through the PA Foundation's recent fundraising campaign: https://bit.ly/3UKK87t

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Lifetime Member Sixtus Atabong, DMSc, PA-C DFAAPA, and his non profit organization, Purpose Medical Mission, is planning a fundraising Derby Day Gala on May 4, 2024.  A Mission Trip is also currently planned for Late July to DR Congo and supporting various missions in Cameroon. Sign up to volunteer or just to find out more about Purpose Medical Mission: purposemedicalmission.org/

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HHS Improving Health Equity Notice

Dear Stakeholder,

On behalf of Secretary Xavier Becerra and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we would like to invite you to save the date and register for the Black Health Forum. At this Forum, senior HHS, Biden-Harris Administration, and Black health leaders will highlight their work to improve equity and access to health care in the Black community. The Forum topics will focus on health care access, mental health, maternal mortality, and much more. We hope that you will be able to join us! 

What: Black Health Forum
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024  
Time:  9:00AM-11:30AM EST
Where:  Great Hall, Hubert H. Humphrey Building  
                  200 Independence Ave SW
                  Washington, DC 20201 

Please register via this Link.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Saynab Jama, at Saynab.Jama@hhs.gov 

*Watch live: https://www.hhs.gov/live/live-1/index.html#10198

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Black History Month Member Spotlight: If you have missed some of our Black History Month member spotlights, please check them out on our Facebook group, Instagram or LinkedIn. If you would like to be in the member spotlight please send us your photo and Bio: aapaahc@gmail.com.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/africanheritagepacaucus

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/african-heritage-physician-associate-caucus

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/AAPAAHC

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Dr Kibe and her colleague get some recognition for their efforts to increase the number of Black male PA students with the Empowering Diversity, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE) Program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science PA Program.

AAPA article: https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2024/02/pas-create-program-to-boost-representation-of-black-men-in-the-pa-profession/

EDGE-PA WEBSITE: https://www.cdrewu.edu/academics/program/master-of-science-physician-assistant/edge-pa/

There's also a link to sign up to be a mentor!

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See y'all in H-Town for AAPA Conference 2024! Don't forget to register! Stay tuned for more AHPAC's conference plans over the next few weeks. https://www.aapa.org/conference/

ATTENTION STUDENTS: AAPA Student Academy Board of Directors Application launches on March 1, 2024. Check here for more details: https://www.aapa.org/governance/elections/

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National Medical Association (NMA) Medical Liaison. NMA is an organization that promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. Volunteer for this opportunity to represent AAPA by filling out the application located here. The deadline is March 31, 2024. *The full list of AAPA Medical Liaison opportunities is listed here

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Physician Associates For Latino Health (PALH) Scholarship also available to any PA student who is also a member of  PALH and SAAPA with an interest in Latino health issues. Deadline is March 31, 2024.

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PA Foundation Student scholarships: Application cycle ends March 18, 2024. 

https://pa-foundation.org/scholarships-fellowships/pa-student-scholarships/

Other funding opportunities with varying deadlines.

https://pa-foundation.org/2024-funding-opportunity-cycles/

https://pa-foundation.org/other-funding-opportunities/