AAPA’s Strategic Plan 2016–2020

AAPA developed a bold new strategic plan that will guide AAPA’s work through 2020. Through four key commitments in this dynamic plan, AAPA will focus on effectively positioning PAs to navigate the shifting healthcare landscape, ensuring that they can continue to deliver quality patient care into the future.

Download AAPA’s Strategic Plan 2016–2020 (PDF).

Our vision

PAs transforming health through patient-centered, team-based medical practice.

Our mission

AAPA leads the profession and empowers our members to advance their careers and enhance patient health.

Our values

  • Leadership and Service: We inspire a shared vision to lead the profession, emphasize service to our members and enhance the ability of PAs to serve patients and their communities.
  • Unity and Teamwork: We embrace the strength of our members and constituent and partner organizations to speak with one voice for the profession and work together to transform health.
  • Accountability and Transparency: We listen, deliver results, take ownership for our actions and operate in an environment of openness and trust.
  • Excellence and Equity: We commit to the highest standards and seek to eliminate disparities and barriers to quality healthcare.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

​AAPA is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at our organization and within the PA profession. AAPA is working to enhance the diversity of the PA profession, address health inequities among patients, and foster a staff culture that is committed to DEI. Read more.


The PA profession was created to improve and expand healthcare. The concept was lauded early on and gained federal acceptance and backing as early as the 1970s as a creative solution to physician shortages.

Jobs at AAPA

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Meeting Space Rental at AAPA

At AAPA, we offer both a private space to focus on business, rooms for small receptions and flexible meeting spaces for groups of 6 to 85 people, with state-of-the-art technology and a kitchen adjacent to the meeting space.

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