American Society of Acupuncturists
Overview of Benefits for State Associations and their Practitioner Members

Improved Organizational Structure:

  • Bottom up Organization
  • Better communication lines between state association members and the national board
  • State Member = National benefits
  • No need to join two member organizations
  • Consensus model with strong check and balance system in place 
  • More and collective eyes watching issues nationwide

Potential Benefits to State Associations if we band together:

  • Increased leverage: Politically, Financially
  • Smaller states can collaborate with larger states and younger associations with more established associations
  • Increased watchdog ability
  • National association is more directly accountable to the state associations
  • Shared association management software/Discounted Fundraising Platform
  • “1-(800)”-HOTLINE: Resource to answer member questions during business hours - Less time for board members, encourage membership to state associations
Potential Benefits to Practitioners if your state association joins:
  • Collective Voice
  • Effective Public Education campaigns
  • State Legislative and Advocacy Support
  • Presence in national conversations, inter-professional groups, insurance discussions, and coding policy
  • International presence and networking possibilities
  • National job board to find positions across the country
  • (800)- Hotline providing services to get your questions answered and to direct patients to you
  • Marketing material/newsletters for patients and increase public awareness
  • A print copy of Meridians journal - retails $98/year
  • Practice management tools and support


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