Endorsed Clinical Guidelines

Endorsed Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Papers

As a leader in the medical community, AAPA is often asked to develop, contribute to the development of or support clinical practice guidelines and papers.  The following resources have been reviewed and have been endorsed by the Academy.

National HPV Vaccination Roundtable (NHPV-RT): Call to Action: Start at Age 9

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Adult Immunization Schedule by Age

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Age

Alzheimer’s Association: UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Brain Health Partnership: Primary Prevention Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline

American Heart Association (AHA): Assessing and Addressing Cardiovascular Health in People Who Are Transgender and Gender Diverse: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Primary Care Collaborative (PCC): PCC Innovations in Primary Care and Oral Health Integration

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM): Sleep is essential to health: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): Maternal Immunization Task Force and Partners Urge that COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Pregnant Individuals

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): Consensus Guidelines for Facilities Performing Outpatient Services: Evidence Over Ideology

NIH/NIDDK National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes (Support)

ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

Antibiotic Resistance Consensus Statement

Practice Guide Vascular Procedure 

Every Victory Counts, Essential Information and Inspiration for a Lifetime of Wellness

National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health’s  Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care


About AAPA Endorsements

Policy regarding AAPA endorsement of clinical guidelines is found in the AAPA Board Manual, Section V., a., ii  (Board Roles and Responsibilities)

ii. Decisions regarding AAPA endorsement of clinical guidelines, taking into consideration any recommendations from the HOD, the Commission on the Health of the Public (HOTP), a Constituent Organization (CO) and/or AAPA staff;

  • requested clinical guidelines’ endorsements will be appropriately reviewed by subject matter experts, staff and Academy leadership who will make a recommendation to the BOD. Stakeholders involved in the review process will vary based on the subject of the guidelines.
  • AAPA will endorse clinical guidelines if the guidelines meet the basic criteria for review, including medical / scientific soundness; alignment with AAPA policy; and alignment with the AAPA strategic plan. The level of PA engagement and engagement of other stakeholders will also be taken into consideration.
  • Endorsement indicates AAPA agrees with the guidelines and promotes them to members. The AAPA name and logo may be used to promote the guidelines.