As the primary advocate for osteopathic medicine, the AOA debuted a permanent home for its advocacy efforts in our nation's capital in March 2012. The National Osteopathic Advocacy Center (NOAC) serves as a launching pad for initiatives to advance the AOA Greatness Campaign's top three priorities:
Public education and advocacy
Expanded graduate medical training opportunities
Secured funding to support osteopathic medical research
The NOAC not only expanded office space in a prominent location in Washington, D.C., but also created a state-of-the-art conference center for up to 100 attendees, leasable office space and guest offices available for use by AOA affiliates and family members, like the ACOFP.
The NOAC represents the culmination of the AOA Greatness Campaign and its Greatness Fund started by the late AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, during his presidency in 2006.