Racial Equality Taskforce
The OSPA Racial Equity Task Force works to close an equity gap that is pervasive in healthcare as well as in the PA profession. This committee provides professional development opportunities for OSPA members to further increase their understanding of racial health disparities. The Task Force focuses on community outreach to promote the profession to diverse Oregonians who may otherwise not have been aware of the PA profession. The Task Force also actively interacts with PA schools in Oregon to promote anti-racism education; this both increases and supports diversity within the profession. The Task Force understands the intersectionality of this work and is committed to eliminating barriers for our patients and colleagues.