Share Stories This November

November is National Novel Writing Month, or as it’s known affectionately by its fans, NaNoWriMo. Every year thousands of people from around the world sign up to challenge themselves to write a novel length creation (50,000 words) from November 1st to the 30th.  (For those interested in signing up, the address for the official NaNoWriMo…

Protecting Family History When Disaster Strikes

September is National Preparedness Month. When we think of natural or man-made disasters (such as fire) our first thoughts are for the safety of our family members – and their safety does take priority! But while you consider scenarios on how to prepare for the worst, spare some time to think on the irreplaceable family…

The PA History Society Needs Student Trustee!

  The PA History Society is now accepting applications for a PA Student Trustee to serve a one-year term (Jan. 1, 2020-Dec. 31-2020) on our Board of Trustees! Our Student Member will serves as a full voting member of the Board. They will be expected to actively participate in our bi-annual Board Meetings and summer…

The Nurses that Helped the PA Profession

In honor of National Nurses Week, the PA History Society would like to highlight a few of the many nurses who have impacted the PA profession, especially in its formative years. In the early 1960s, Dr. Eugene Stead Jr.’s original plan to help solve the shortage of healthcare providers was to train nurses to become…

Mental Health Awareness

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. One in five American adults have experienced a mental health issue in their lifetimes. One in 25 have lived with a serious mental illness (major depression, bipolar disorder, etc.) 18.1% of US adults have experienced a stress related mental illness, such as generalized anxiety or PTSD. Suicide is also the…

Celebrating the Lunar New Year and Honoring Rural PAs!

The Lunar New Year, celebrated in Asia, is based on a lunar cycle, which means that it starts on a different day each year. In 2019, the starting date is February 5th. Unlike western horoscopes that are based on star signs which are assigned to different months, the Chinese Zodiac is based on animals from…

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year to our readers and supporters! We hope everyone is rejuvenated after the holidays and ready to face the new adventures that 2019 has in store. The PA History Society, as always, as a full schedule and fun projects planned:  Speaking engagements are scheduled to present the history of the profession at PA…

Honoring PA Service Men & Women

The roots of the PA profession are wound around those brave men and women who chose to serve their country by becoming healers. The first three PAs were former Navy Corpsmen and the early ranks of the profession were filled with those veterans who had been trained to be medics in the fields of Vietnam….

What to Do with Digital Photographs

As the world gets more and more digital, the fear that the artifacts that stand testimony to our history will vanish into the void increases. The main concern for patrons of archives and history societies is how to preserve digital photographs for the next generation. Here are some tips and tricks to help you preserve…

Celebrating Pride Month

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride month in honor of the Stonewall riots, which took place in the early hours of June 28, 1969. The riots are considered the event which sparked the gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBT rights in the US.  The Stonewall Inn, back in the…

AAPA in the Big Easy

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at AAPA this year! The weather was both hot and stormy, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time sharing our projects and educational resources with PAs who are just starting out in the profession, to PAs who are retired. The highlight of the…