We embrace the strength of our members, and our constituent and partner organizations to speak with one voice for the PA profession in Colorado and work together to transform healthcare.

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Welcome to the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants


CAPA's mission is to advocate for and promote the PA profession by providing professional development, education, representation, and legislative advocacy for all Colorado PAs.


CAPA believes in access to and delivery of quality medical care for all Coloradans and promotes a commitment to team-based care to enhance the health and wellness of the people of Colorado.

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Get to know CAPA Leadership!

Cooper Couch, Vice President and Judicial Affairs Committee Chair

I chose to become a PA because I was confident that my training, experience, team-based approach to caring for people, and adaptability would prepare me to fill gaps in healthcare and increase access to affordable, quality care for those who need it most. I grew up in rural Oklahoma as a caretaker to both of my parents and understood the need for quality providers in rural areas from a young age. Becoming a PA is what most aligned with my personal and professional interests. Some of the biggest issues in the PA profession right now are: 1) decreasing barriers to team-based care that exist in state laws and regulations that make it more difficult to hire and effectively utilize PAs; 2) efficiently and effectively updating our title to be more in line with our professional role in healthcare; 3) implementing branding strategies through coordination with AAPA; and 4) building relationships with legislators and stakeholders in healthcare to better educate the public on who PAs are and what we do. I got involved with CAPA to specifically work towards addressing some of these issues with fellow Colorado PAs who are committed to affecting change. I’m honored to serve as CAPA’s Vice President and as a Colorado Delegate to AAPA’s House of Delegates. On a personal note, I currently practice at Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center in Cañon City. My husband and I have two energetic cattle dogs and love to explore the outdoors, run, cook, and travel together. Fun fact about me: I love languages - I am fluent in Spanish and also studied French and German in college.

CAPA advocates for all PAs in the state of Colorado.

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CAPA is the voice of Colorado PAs. Join us to learn more about advocacy efforts in Colorado and nationally.


CAPA provides quality, PA-driven CME opportunities for members and non-members alike!

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Visit our career center for relevant job openings or to post an available position.

Career Long Support

Whether you are just starting your PA journey or have been in the profession for several decades, CAPA represents all PAs and provides support at all times of your career.

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