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Physician Assistants Call on Congress for Policies That Promote High-Quality Patient Care
Date:2/22/2010

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The Capitol Connection summit drew PAs from across the country to call upon elected officials to recognize the vital role PAs play in health care reform and patient care. At the summit, which is being held over two days in the nation's capitol, PAs will organize to discuss the current state of health care legislation and meet with their Senators and Representatives.

The Capitol Connection summit will also recognize U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., with the 2010 AAPA President's Award. Awarded to Dr. Benjamin for her support of PAs in her commitment to patient care, the President's Award honors an outstanding advocate for physician assistants. As "America's Doctor," Dr. Benjamin provides the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation.

AAPA is the only national professional association that represents PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the armed forces and federal services. Founded in 1968, AAPA works to increase the professional and personal growth of the entire PA workforce by providing comprehensive support and advocacy for physician assistants so that they may, in turn, provide patients with increased
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