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On the Frontline

Working at federal and state levels to ensure the voices of DOs and their patients are heard

From health care reform to graduate medical education funding, the AOA advocates on behalf of the osteopathic medical profession to advance legislative and regulatory improvements and promote access to care.

National Advocacy Initiatives

The AOA’s Department of Public Policy lobbies federal agencies to improve patient access to quality health care.

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State Advocacy Initiatives

Key areas of focus include scope of practice, osteopathic equivalency and funding to increase rural access to health care.

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International Osteopathic Medicine

The AOA continues working to increase recognition of DOs and osteopathic medicine throughout the world.

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DO Day on Capitol Hill

Find out how you can take part in the AOA’s premier advocacy event of the year.

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