American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Public Health Initiatives

​The AOA prides itself on helping to create and improve access to health care for all Americans. To this extent, the association has created women’s health, end-of-life care, and minority health care initiatives. Each of these initiatives seeks to promote health care, continuing medical education and public programs for these groups.

In addition, the AOA works to promote public health by providing a wealth of resources and tools to help physicians address public health concerns and encourage patients to lead healthy lifestyles. As part of this effort, the AOA recommends the following resources:


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