As a patient-oriented profession, what does the AOA do to address timely public health care issues?
The AOA is involved with key public advocacy programs. For example, the AOA supports Healthy People 2010, the comprehensive public health agenda for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General emphasizing preventive approaches and health education. The AOA is also serving patient interests through legislative advocacy programs. In 2003, the AOA launched a dedicated advocacy Web site, www.everypatientcounts.org.