We want your voice to be heard. That’s why we offer a variety of volunteer leadership opportunities – exclusive to AAPA members – that can make an immediate impact on your career.
Our volunteer engagement structure allows for the creation of a wide variety of task-oriented, high-speed, outcome-focused volunteer opportunities. You will play an integral role in addressing the ever-widening range of issues affecting healthcare and other topics relevant to our Strategic Plan. These opportunities may include task forces, focus groups or expert panels; others may involve individual consultations with PAs and other experts who have experience in a particular healthcare environment or specialty area.
If you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities or groups, please email [email protected].
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Commissions, Work Groups, Committees, and Task Forces
The commission was created to assist AAPA on educational content planning, health systems leadership development, conflict of interest policies related to CME, certification changes and member engagement.
The Commission on Government Relations and Practice Advancement was created to assist AAPA on state and federal advocacy, external relations, constituent relations, payment policy and elevating the PA voice.
The Commission on Diversity Equity and Inclusion was established to support AAPA’s pledge to promote equity, diversity and justice in healthcare. The Commission works with volunteer leadership groups’ and the sister organizations’ efforts to enhance diversity in the profession while mobilizing and solidifying the PA profession’s role in closing health equity gaps in the healthcare landscape.
Constituent Relations Work Group of the Governance Commission charters new constituent organizations and approves recognition of specialty organizations and caucuses among other duties.
The Nominating Work Group endorses candidates for the Board of Directors educates AAPA membership on the endorsement process.