Constituent Organizations

Constituent organizations (COs) are independent organizations affiliated with AAPA. COs are comprised of state and federal chapters, specialty organizations, special interest groups, and caucuses. They provide their members with locally based CME, networking opportunities, social gatherings, timely information, advocacy and job resources.

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CO Resources

With the resources on this page, COs can improve organizational practices and operations, and at the same time enhance programs and services delivered to members.

State, U.S. Territory and Federal Service Chapters

AAPA’s constituent chapters provide their members locally-based CME, networking opportunities, social gatherings, timely information, advocacy and job resources.

Specialty Organizations

Specialty organizations support AAPA’s knowledge base regarding medical specialty practice issues.

Special Interest Groups

Special interest groups are informal groups composed of individuals sharing a common goal or interest.


A caucus is composed of individuals who share a common goal or interest related to healthcare access or delivery.

Constituent Organization News

AAPA Engages Federal Trade Commission Over Proposed Rules in Maine

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent correspondence to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure regarding proposed regulations to implement Maine’s legislation (LD 1660), an Act to Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care.

Advocacy Tips

Getting to Know You: New Legislators in 2021

In this year of increased political awareness and interest in the political process, a host of newly elected officials – at the federal and state levels – have assumed office and are waiting for PAs to reach out. With constituent organizations (COs) planning for (or already in the midst of) the new legislative sessions, it […]

Attend Town Hall Meetings

Attending town hall meetings is a great way to make contact with your officials.Check out this step-by-step guide to prepare for participation in a town hall meeting.