CAPA wins AAPA 2021 Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy Award!
The Create Progressive Work Environments for PAs award was presented to the Colorado Academy of PAs in May 2021 during the AAPA Annual Conference. CAPA developed and implemented a virtual grassroots training program that targeted both PAs across the state as well as legislators. This approach garnered support for CAPA’s 2021 OTP bill in the upcoming legislative session, and over 40 PAs, including CAPA members in rural areas, signed up.
AAPA’s Outreach and Advocacy Awards are presented each year to recognize constituent organizations (COs) for their outstanding programs, projects and initiatives. Congratulations to CAPA for their extraordinary work!
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.
Get to know CAPA Leadership!
Alyn Whelchel, CAPA President
I bring over 18 years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant in primary care to the Colorado Academy of PAs. I most recently practiced family and sports medicine with Centura Health in Arvada. I stepped away from primary care two years ago to pursue a faculty position with Red Rocks Physician Assistant program in Arvada. I currently teach History and Physical exam and very much enjoy my new job. It’s a privilege to help educate the next generation of PAs.
I hold a Bachelor of Science from Union College and a Master of Science Physician Assistant from the University of New England. I came to Colorado shortly after graduation and have been in the state ever since.
I became involved in CAPA committees and leadership after years of membership and could not be happier with my decision. I currently serve as co-chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee and President. I have really enjoyed my service to CAPA. The interactions with my peers and colleagues has renewed and increased my commitment to our profession. I strive to promote the Physician Assistant profession on all levels and am very committed to CAPA and all PAs in the state of Colorado. This organization makes me proud to be a PA-C.
I live in Golden, CO with my husband and three children. I enjoy hiking, skiing and all things Colorado.
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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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.