Advocacy Resource Center
The Arizona Osteopathic Medical
Association (AOMA) is the collective voice of osteopathic physicians
throughout Arizona. For 95 years, the AOMA through its advocacy has been
committed to supporting the osteopathic medical professional and the
delivery of quality cost-effective healthcare to all Arizonans.
The AOMA Legislative Affairs program provides members important and timely updates with calls to action on critical issues impacting healthcare and osteopathic medicine. There are several ways to get involved to become an advocate for the osteopathic profession through the AOMA Legislative Affairs Committee, Student Advocacy Program, Political Action Committee, or by contacting the AOMA for direct support, guidance, and personalized advocacy training.
Why Should I Care About Advocacy?
Policymakers play a critical role in determining the
delivery, cost, and quality of healthcare provided by osteopathic
physicians. In a typical legislative session in Arizona, legislators
will consider legislation that can impact you in many ways:
Availability of insurance and the cost of healthcare
Scope of practice for non-physician healthcare providers
Mandates on healthcare providers
Payments to healthcare providers for government programs such as Medicaid
Accessibility and affordability of healthcare education and post graduate training opportunities
Liability of healthcare providers - rights of patients
Patient safety and quality of care
Technological advances such as electronic medical records
is vital component to advancing and protecting the best interests of
osteopathic physicians and patients. By staying informed and getting
involved, everyone can make a difference.
AOMA Legislative Report
report provides important information to AOMA members about theArizona
legislative session, AOMA advocacy efforts, and how the newly enacted
laws will impact the healthcare system.
2016 AOMA Legislative Report - download pdf
2015 AOMA Legislative Report - download pdf
AOMA Advocacy News & Alerts
if you are an AOMA member to sign up for timely and informative updates
and alerts about the progress of important issues impacting osteopathic
physicians and healthcare.