NAPA is a world-wide organization representing Navy Physician Assistants

The Naval Association of Physician Assistants was founded in 1976 as a constituent organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). NAPA represents and promotes the interests of Navy PAs.


NAPA is devoted to:

  • Educating the public about the PA profession
  • Seeking legislative and governmental policy changes regarding PAs
  • Informing those in the profession about national Navy PA issues

NAPA works to promote:

  • The Physician-PA team concept
  • Quality cost-effective health care
  • Professional and personal growth of Navy PAs

NAPA is made up of active duty, reserve and retired PAs, as well as PA employees of regional Navy Commands.

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