Your Voice in Washington, D.C.
NAVAPD leadership works hard in the nation's capital to reach out to and work with policy makers and others in Congress and throughout the Administration that have an impact on issues NAVAPD members care about. For example, NAVAPD has been a leading voice in every single pay advancement for VA physicians and dentists in the last 35 years. Other issues NAVAPD advocates for on behalf of its members:
- The right to work other jobs during your off time
- The market-based pay for physicians and dentists
- Pay for performance
- Financial support for CME
- Protection of CME funding in 2011
National Resource for Local Issues
If you have an issue or concern at your facility, NAVAPD is on-hand to help with information and resources, and can offer guidance in addressing it in the most positive, productive way.
NAVAPD Newsletter and Notes
Reporting back on our work and educating the field about issues important to their work is a critical part of NAVAPD's mission. We communicate with members through a variety of tools, including a quarterly newsletter and periodic mailings. These may include clinical articles, survey results, inside information and opinions on news items, organizational information, updates from the VA, news of legal or Congressional actions that impact the practice of medicine in the VA system, and other useful information that provide members with additional insight about the VA.