Educational Institutions

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Endowment

  • Durham, NC

Mission Statement

1) Improves the quality of health care throughout in North Carolina 2) Enhances educational resources for PA students in North Carolina 3) Advances minority representation in health care/PA profession in North Carolina 4) Combats impairment problems in the medical profession through the support of a renowned drug/alcohol impairment program in North Carolina 5) Promote medical research related to the PA profession

ruling year

2012

Principal Officer

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Suzanne Reich

EIN

20-3254953

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NCAPA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (H01)

Professional Societies & Associations (E03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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1. Continuing Education and Research Program Summary Continuing education and research important to help improve health care in the state Currently programs to educate both rising PA Students and practicing PAs on the ever-changing issues of Medicare and practice reimbursement are provided. Education about the legislative process, Medicare and ensuring PA reimbursement within the clinical arena is the emphasis of current programs in this area. To support these initiatives, the Lanny Parker Fund has recently been created within the NCAPA Endowment Fund. This donor-supported fund makes financial support available annually to both practicing PAs and/or PA students. 2. Educational Assistance for Minority PA Students Program Summary The Educational Assistance Program for Minority PA Students seeks to increase underrepresented minorities in fields of medicine in North Carolina. As minority communities continue to grow, it is important that health care providers reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. The Minority Affairs Committee provides oversight for this program. This committee helps the endowment further its goal to improve healthcare for all North Carolinians and with works with other affiliated groups whose goal it is to with to limit the disparity in medical care among the state?s poverty-stricken and minority groups. As a way to address this need, the Joyce Nichols Scholarship Fund has been established by the Minority Affair Committee as a part of the NCAPA Endowment. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to a deserving first-year physician assistant student from a medically underrepresented minority group at each of the four PA programs in North Carolina. 3. PA Treatment Program Summary Similar to physicians, it is estimated that approximately 12% to 14% of PAs experience problems with alcohol, other drugs, and/or mental illness at some time during their lives. NC Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) has long been aware of these issues and has made addressing them a high priority, sponsoring continuing medical education activities in the area of impairment, providing advocacy for impaired PAs, and pursuing enabling legislation to establish an impairment program for PAs in North Carolina. To facilitate these endeavors, the Health Committee was established. An extensive library consisting of audio-visual and written materials was compiled and CME programs were presented and assistance was provided to PAs requesting help. Legislation was passed and a program for impaired PAs was successfully established in North Carolina. This program is part of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program and is one of the best in the country and North Carolina physicians and physician assistants lead the nation in efforts to combat impairment and provide quality health care to its citizens. The Health Committee manages this program and also helped institute the PA Treatment Fund of the NCAPA Endowment. This fund provides financial assistance to PAs for impairment treatment in the NC Physicians Health Program.

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North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Endowment

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Principal Officer

Suzanne Reich

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