The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), a national organization representing the 260 accredited PA education programs in the United States, has nominated Elias Villarreal to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC)!
The National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps is a group of healthcare providers and administrators. These members are experts in the issues that communities with a shortage of primary care professionals face in meeting their healthcare needs.
Some of NACNHSC’s responsibilities include: Serving as a forum to identify the priorities for the NHSC and bring forward and anticipate future program issues and concerns, function as a sounding board for proposed policy changes by using the varying levels of expertise represented on the Council to advise on specific program areas, and develop and distribute white papers and briefs that clearly state issues and/or concerns relating to the NHSC with specific recommendations for necessary policy revisions.
This is great news, please join us in congratulating Dr. Elias Villarreal!