Advocacy Resources

AAPA's Advocacy Resources are downloadable resources to help you advocate for yourself and the profession. Search our database for the information you need.

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.

Harmonization Acts: Expanding Patient Access to Care

PA laws and regulations have come a long way in the past 50 years. States are improving patient access to healthcare and this includes tearing down barriers to PA practice, which is governed by the PA practice law and rules, as well as by sections of health law that govern specific aspects of healthcare.

Could Your State Budget Be the Perfect Vehicle for Your Advocacy Agenda?

As state budgets increase and patients continue to expect quality care, an expanded role for PAs offers unique solutions that state policymakers cannot afford to ignore when formulating state budgets. Consider investigating your state’s budget process as a vehicle for language to remove PA practice barriers.

There is Power in Authorship

Don’t let the hard work you poured into improving your state PA practice act be undone by lousy administrative rules. Major amendments to state laws – especially those that modernize the PA practice act – almost always require an update to the PA regulations.