Mission Statement & Strategic Direction

The Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors had a strategic planning meeting in 2010 and developed the direction and priorities of the OAPA.  Listed below is the Mission Statement and the Goals of the OAPA.   

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants is to secure and strengthen the Physician Assistant profession in Oklahoma through advocacy, promotion and continuing medical education.

Goals

  1.  Financial growth and security for self-sufficiency and organizational development of OAPA.

  2.  Increase organizational capacity of OAPA.

  3. Greater public and professional understanding of the role of Physician Assistants in the health care system.

  4. Monitor and pursue legislation through advocacy and education that enables PAs to provide efficient patient care and maintain current status, rights and privileges.

  5. Offer quality continuing medical education.

 

Strategic Direction One: Financial growth and security for self-sufficiency and organizational development of the OAPA

 

  • Priority: Expense budget

 

  • Priority: Reduce operating costs

 

  • Priority: Increase membership dues

 

  • Priority: Increase conference rates

 

  • Priority: Increase fees for OAPA recertification course

 

  • Priority: Grants, Advertising, Planned giving options

 

Strategic Direction Two: Increase organizational capacity of OAPA

 

  • Priority: Board development and structure

 

  • Priority: Board membership roles, retention and involvement

 

  • Priority: Publicize and recruit members to serve on committees

 

  • Priority: Membership profile update

 

  • Priority: Communication; internally, website, Email, etc

 

  • Priority: Promote wider understanding of independent status of OAPA

 

Strategic Direction Three: Greater public and professional understanding of the role of Physician Assistants in the health care system

 

  • Priority: Message development, delivery and distribution

 

  • Priority: Develop PowerPoint presentation and flyers

 

  • Priority: Develop speaking engagement opportunities

 

  • Priority: Develop public relations opportunities

 

Strategic Direction Four:  Monitor and pursue legislation through advocacy and education that enables PAs to provide efficient patient care and maintain current status, rights and privileges.

 

  • Priority: Maintain close communications with the OAPA lobbyist

 

  • Priority: Recruit and train PAs to advocate on behalf of the profession

 

  • Priority: Develop an advocacy plan for intervention and response

 

  • Priority: Develop a committee to monitor and advocate regarding practice issues

 

 

Strategic Direction Five: Offer quality continuing medical education.

 

  • Priority: Provide annual CME that meets licensure requirements

 

  • Priority: Pursue dual lectures and quality speakers

 

  • Priority: Post CME opportunities on the website, including conferences and CME dinners

 

  • Priority:  Continue to enhance the online conference registration process and online questionnaire