Advocacy Central

AAPA works to advance the profession and promote quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness in patient-centered healthcare. Our advocacy engagement includes initiatives related to the federal, state and grassroots levels.

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AAPA issue briefs cover a wide range of topics that are important to PAs and PA practice.
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Advocacy Action Center

Communicate with legislators on PA priority issues.

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Advocacy Contacts

Contact AAPA staff in the Advocacy and Government Relations department.

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State Map – Six Key Elements

How your state measures up to the Six Key Elements of a modern PA practice act.

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Advocacy News

Utah PA Shares Experience Facing Outdated Laws and Red Tape

After Utah PA Wade Anderson’s supervising physician died from COVID-19, outdated state laws left him unable to care for his patients, as the Utah Academy of PAs works to advance PA modernization legislation.

PAs Secure Strengthened PA Practice and Expanded Patient CARE Under Medicare in 2020

Given the significant impact of COVID-19, most of Congress’ attention in 2020 was paid to pandemic response and relief efforts. AAPA lobbying efforts to demonstrate the importance of the profession to Congress, along with grassroots advocacy from individual PAs, were instrumental in advancing PA-friendly proposals in 2020.

PA State Chapters Persevere in 2020 to Achieve Improvements for Profession

In a year of unprecedented disruption, PA state chapters persevered in 2020 to achieve great improvements for the PA profession. Due to COVID-19, PAs around the country adapted their advocacy plans to pursue temporary and permanent change to respond to COVID-19.

AAPA, AANP Ask HHS to Amend New Guidelines for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAPA and AANP have submitted a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, in response to the recent HHS notice of “Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder.”