As a constituent organization we have a voice with our only national advocacy organization (AAPA) by holding seats on the House of Delegates floor. The number of seats is dependent on our membership numbers
Our organization represents and advocates for PA issues affecting Uniformed Services. We work directly with the AAPA Vice President of Federal Affairs who provides experience and knowledge of federal operations affecting our profession. Most recently he and his staff provided hefty assistance in the development of the new IHS Scope of Practice which modernizes and optimizes the role of a PA in the IHS
Keep officers apprised of latest PHS or AAPA policies affecting officers (i.e Retention Bonus)
We support member attendance at AAPA Leadership/Advocacy Summit
Offer leadership opportunities (career development) for our members (House of Delegates, Board of Directors)
Options for submitting membership form and payment:
Register Online Below, or
Send an email to PHSAPA@gmail.com to request further information about mailing a payment
For 1 year membership, the membership is valid for one year from the date of payment receipt.
For 2 year membership, the membership is valid for two years from the date of payment receipt.
Lifetime memberships are valid from the date of purchase, lifetime members can vote as long as membership with AAPA remains current
For AAPA Fellow members please make sure you do the following:
Your AAPA House of Delegates representation is based on the number of members that affiliate with the PHSAPA. Please make sure that we maximize your voting power by doing the following:
What is the US Public Health Service?
U.S. Public Health Service
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps is a team of more than 6,000 public health professionals filling the mission of public health promotion, disease prevention and advancing public health science. As one of America’s seven uniformed services, the Commissioned Corps fills essential public health leadership and service roles within multiple federal government agencies and programs. A few of the federal agencies USPHS officers work in include the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Indian Health Service (IHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).