The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (OPAC) is the political action arm of the California Orthopaedic Association. Established at the time COA was formed in 1975, OPAC solicits voluntary annual contributions from orthopaedic surgeons in California. The funds collected are used to support state candidates seeking legislative or administrative offices.
Purpose and Goals
OPAC’s purpose and goals are as follows:
- to support state candidates for public office who understand medical issues and support COA’s legislative positions;
- to encourage orthopaedic surgeons and their spouses to individually participate in local fundraising and campaign efforts;
- to encourage orthopaedic surgeons and their spouses to understand the nature of the legislative and political process, along with a candidate’s position on important medical issues; and to
- to educate orthopaedic surgeons and their spouses on legislative and regulatory activity in Sacramento.
Stand Out, Be Recognized, and Make a Difference – Become a part of the COA’s Regency Club!
COA needs lobbyist and lawmakers to help further the interest of orthopaedic medicine but YOU are the most powerful advocate to keep medical decisions in well-trained hands. As someone who serves on the front lines of health care delivery and elected officials need to HEAR YOUR VOICE to make informed policy, legislation and regulations. And you don’t need to be a political expert to have an impact. Your generous contribution will help COA’s efforts to advocate on your behalf. Donate a minimum of $600/annually and gain access to our exclusive COA Regency Club.
Key Contact Program
Your active participation is key to the success of COA’s Key Contact Program.
COA’s Key Contact Programs is a network of local politically active orthopaedic surgeons and their spouses who have built relationships of trust and confidence with their legislators or who are willing to get to know their legislators and communicate with them on key health care issues. At critical times, COA will request that the Key Contacts communicate with their legislators regarding specific issues.
If you know your state and/or federal legislator or would be willing to get to know them, fill out the contact form here to let us know of your interest.