AAPA’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

AAPA developed a strategic plan that will guide AAPA’s work through 2025. Built upon the foundation of three strategic pillars, this vital and well-researched roadmap will lead AAPA and the PA profession into the future of healthcare.

We’ve provided two resources to help you learn more about AAPA’s goals and objectives:

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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.


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