Thank you for joining the National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists (NAVAPD).

NAVAPD is the official national organization of VA physicians and dentists who proudly serve our nation's veterans. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in the VA health care system, ensuring the doctor-patient relationship is maintained and strengthened. NAVAPD leadership and members believe:

  • the doctor-patient relationship is a sacred, enduring trust;
  • the delivery of quality heath care within the VA system depends on preserving and strengthening that sacred relationship; and
  • it is critical to reform the VA health care system to further improve quality and access in the 21st century.

Advocacy is the cornerstone of the National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists’ fight to preserve and strengthen the VA health care system. Being an advocate means using your voice to educate and persuade, correct misperceptions and change minds, and make a difference in your own life and the lives of others. Advocacy is important because what you do is important. Your patients are important. Our VA healthcare system is important.

Here in Washington, D.C., NAVAPD leadership advocates on behalf of our membership by meeting with and educating Members of Congress and their staff, as well as key players at the VA, on the issues most important to our community. We work on our own and in coalition with other like-minded groups on a wide variety of issues including physician performance pay, continuing medical education, working conditions at VA medical facilities, staffing and productivity, federal budget support for the VA, and others.

We’ve had a great number of victories for our community over the years, and we’re very proud of our work. But, times have changed, and the old ways of doing business in Washington have changed along with it. It's a critical time for our voices to be heard, and we're glad you've joined NAVAPD to help make veterans' health care the best it can be!

If you need to cancel your membership, please contact the NAVAPD Membership team at who will take care of that for you.