American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine


US Capitol at nightThe AOA advocates for sound osteopathic medical policymaking at the federal and state levels and facilitates grassroots action by DOs across the U.S. Find out more about relevant legislation and learn how to join these vital efforts arrow.jpg


The AOA has a constant presence in Washington, D.C., analyzing key issues that directly affect your practice. Learn more about the health priorities we promote to federal policymakers arrow.jpg


The AOA works to ensure that the basic tenets and policies of the osteopathic profession, from educ​ational programs to licensure, are recognized at all levels of state government. Learn about state programs and activities that impact you and your patients arrow.jpg


Osteopathic medicine, as practiced in the United States, continues to gain recognition throughout the world. Learn more about the AOA's efforts to advance international osteopathic medicine arrow.jpg


Physicians are overburdened with unfunded federal regulatory mandates that strain practice resources and detract from patient care. The AOA works to help alleviate that burden by calling on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to follow through on their promise to enact regulatory reform. View updates to federal agency regulations and how they impact your practice arrow.jpg


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