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Thank you for your interest in Physician Assistants for Global Health and global health!

Jessica Roberts PAGH President SmallWe are a network of PA's organized to advocate and support individual PAs and the use of PAs in underserved areas. There is a tremendous amount of interest in volunteering, global health, and the PA role in the international arena. PAGH was designated by the AAPA to handle many of these issues. We are the only PA organization of this type and are working to organize and centralize the PA profession and support individual PAs in their efforts.

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Want us to be more of a resource? Want to see more opportunities for PAs? To be more abreast of what is happening in the world, and developments such as Haiti?

We need you to join!

Many people have asked “what can I do?”

  • Become a community member of PAGH your support helps us reach our goals and unites our profession
  • Volunteer for PAGH- we have many duties that do not require very much time commitment contact us at
  • Register at our site for members only access, tell us about your interests!
  • If you know of organizations that use PAs contact us or sign up for free and register your group here.
  • Find our Facebook group and join discussions, look for updates.

Thank you for your interest! It is so exciting to see how many of you have compassion and are willing to step up for global health and use your talents to help others!

Jessica Roberts, PA-C
President PAs for Global Health

Jessica Roberts attended the University of Central Florida where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Molecular Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She went to the University of South Alabama for her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies, where she was attracted to their emphasis on primary care in rural and under-served areas. She has since been involved in several medical missions ministries internationally and also currently serves as an officer in the California Army Reserve National Guard. Jessica joined the board of PAGH in 2014 and became president of the organization in July 2015. Her dream is to advance the PA profession beyond international borders with standardization of scope of practice and globally equitable patient care.

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A global deficit of qualified health care professionals exists.

We are the only PA organization of this type designated by the AAPA working to organize and centralize the PA profession and support individual PA’s in their efforts.

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