What is OPAC?
Established in 1979, the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) is the sole political action committee representing osteopathic physicians at the federal level. OPAC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of ten osteopathic physicians, residents and students, who are working to strengthen the position of the physician community across the Nation. The mission of OPAC is to aide the election and re-election of pro-physician candidates to Congress without regard to party affiliation. Our mission is accomplished through direct support of endorsed candidates, providing voter information on elections, issues, and candidates in conjunction with the political activism of our members.
OPAC is the best resource for our members and stakeholders to learn who supports the osteopathic profession and how they can help elect candidates to Congress that represent you, your profession and your patients.
What is AOIA?
The AOIA is a not for profit trade association formed in 2000 to advance the use of information technology in the practice of osteopathic medicine. As a 501(c)(6) registered organization, the AOIA is actively engaged in advocacy and non-dues revenue producing activities. Membership in AOIA allows you to become involved with the political advocacy efforts of the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC).
How is OPAC funded?
OPAC’s administrative functions, which operate the PAC on a day-to-day basis, are funded 100% through an annual grant from AOIA. OPAC’s political efforts are funded through voluntary contributions from osteopathic physicians, osteopathic medical students and advocates of the profession. 100% of member's personal contributions are disbursed directly to Members of Congress, Political Party Committees or to support the campaign efforts of pro-physician candidates running for federal office. Generous contributions make it possible for OPAC and the osteopathic profession to have a significant impact at the federal level.