About the MOA
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is one of the largest osteopathic state organizations representing more than 8,000 osteopathic physicians and students in Michigan. For more than 115 years, the MOA has been dedicated to the promotion of quality patient care and to the educational, informational and legislative needs of its members.
The purpose and mission of the Association shall be to advance the science and art of osteopathic medicine, education and research; to improve health care and promote the benefits of scientific advancement in the treatment, prevention, and alleviation of human ailments; and to strengthen and promote osteopathic medicine in Michigan by shaping the health care delivery system to better serve the community.
Mission of Quality of Care
MOA strives to advance the science of art of osteopathic medicine, education and research. We strive to improve health care and benefits of scientific advancement, the treatment, prevention and alleviation of human ailments; and to strengthen and promote the image of osteopathic medicine in Michigan by shaping the health care delivery system on a natioanl basis to better serve the community.
Forging Sound Health Policies
Actively working with the state legislature and administration, MOA promotes quality health care for Michigan through the Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (MOPAC) . As an effective voice for the osteopathic profession, MOPAC stives to obtain sound medical policy for patients and the osteopathic physicians who serve them. Using a proactive approach to forge legislative support, MOPAC addresses important issues affecting the osteopathic profession such as licensing, scope of practice, managed care and the patient's bill of rights.
Creating Quality Education
MOA continues to create continuing medical education opportunities for family practitioners and other specialists throughout the state. Utilizing technology and member support, MOA is providing learning opportunities for physicians planned with the input of physicians to address timely and emerging health care concerns.
Partners in Excellence
MOA works closely with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). Through funding and an administrative partnership, MOA assists the Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation (MOCF) and MSUCOM efforts in preparing future physicians to effectively manage the health needs of their patients.
Ensuring A Healthy Michigan
Quality health care is as important to the MOA as it is to the people of Michigan. By promoting effective health policies, quality training, education and regulation of the osteopathic profession, the MOA is enhancing quality health care for the people of Michigan.