Constituent Organization Awards

AAPA’s Outreach and Advocacy Awards are presented each year to recognize constituent organizations (COs) for their outstanding programs, projects and initiatives. All COs are eligible to submit an entry including state chapters, federal service chapters, specialty organizations, caucuses and special interest groups.

What project or initiative is your CO undertaking this year? Could it be an award contender? Applications for 2021 awards will be accepted from October 1, 2021 through January 28, 2022. Read program rules before applying.

For more information, contact the Constituent Relations Work Group at [email protected].




The 2021 Award winners:




The Expand PA Opportunities award was presented to the PAs in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT).  This Constituent Organization advocated with interest groups and legislators to expand PA access to telemedicine, educated employers and hospitals on the benefits of employing PAs in a virtual or telemedicine environment, and developed CME for both current PAs as well as PA students.




The Advance the PA Identity award was presented to the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound. SPOCUS was honored for their Virtual iScan 2020, which allowed over 100 PA student teams from across the country to compete in an ultrasound-focused competition. The program demonstrated the value of point-of-care ultrasound in treating patients across practice settings, whether virtual or in-person.




The Create Progressive Work Environments for PAs award was presented to the Colorado Academy of PAs. CAPA developed and implemented a virtual grassroots training program that targeted both PAs across the state as well as legislators. This approach garnered support for CAPA’s OTP bill in the upcoming legislative session, and over 40 PAs, including CAPA members in rural areas, have signed up.