Committees, Advisory Boards and Task Forces
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to act as an agent on behalf of the Board of Governors to provide oversight of the organization’s external financial statement audit.
Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will help ACA achieve a deeper understanding of diversity issues in chiropractic generally and in ACA specifically. The committee is charged with generating a strategic road map for ACA’s Board of Governors, outlining ways ACA can become more diverse, improve the practice success of our women and minority members, serve diverse populations within the American population better, as well as other diversity issues of which ACA leadership should be aware.
The Ethics Committee serves as the ACA adjudicator for complaints against its member doctors of chiropractic.
The purpose of the Finance Committee is to act as an agent on behalf of the House of Delegates to develop and present budgets for approval by the Board of Governors, provide oversight of the organization’s financial resources by reporting accurate and reliable information to the Board of Governors and the House of Delegates and to protect the assets of the organization from fraud, mismanagement, or negligence by providing an adequate system of financial controls.
Health Policy and Advocacy
The ACA Health Policy and Advocacy Committee supports parity, fairness and inclusion for ACA members, their patients, state affiliate member organizations, the state advocacy, and legislative committees. In addition, the committee monitors nationwide and regional trends in health and reimbursement policy.
The Committee also serves as a resource for the ACA (Government relations department, Legislative Committee, State Advocacy Committee, House of Delegates and Board of Governors) on strategic initiatives and priorities related to matters of health policy and reimbursement.
The Investment Committee’s primary function is to oversee ACA’s investments to ensure that they are in compliance with the investment guidelines as outlined in ACA’s Investment Policy.
The general purpose of the Legislative Committee is to function in an active correlative capacity to the ACA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Department by providing counsel primarily on federal policy and legislative issues of significance to the ACA.
The Membership Committee provides advice and recommendations related to membership benefits and strategic membership objectives.
The purpose of NextGenACA is to influence and inspire the future of chiropractic by supporting early career chiropractors.
Duties of the NC include defining needs, identifying gaps, and identifying potential candidates; establishing and conducting pre-screening of candidates; establishing a plan that identifies and cultivates future prospects; identifying individuals (using professional advisors where appropriate) who are qualified to become Board and committee members, taking into account a variety of factors; ensuring that ACA has in place a process for the induction of new members of the Board and NC including information on ACA’s financial, strategic, operational position, the culture and values of ACA, and the corporate structure and governance of the Association; and ensuring that ACA provides appropriate ongoing training and upskilling to existing members of the Board and NC, including education on key developments in the health care industry.
Policy Quality Review
The Policy Quality Review Committee reviews all extant policies and recommends action for each, including but not limited to reorganizing policies, recommending revision, and removing policies that no longer serve the ACA mission and vision.
The purpose of the ACA-Political Action Committee (ACA-PAC) is to advance and protect the health of the American people by supporting the political activities of federal public officials and candidates for federal public office in the legislative branch, without regard to political affiliation, who foster, advance and protect the American people’s interest in chiropractic health care.
The Professional Development Committee supports and enhances professional development services and programs. The advisory board provides recommendations to deliver timely and relevant programs, promotes the importance of professional development and identifies excellent programs and content experts.
The State Advocacy Committee provides guidance to ACA staff on matters related to the development and operation of the National Chiropractic Advocacy Alliance (NCAA) and the state affiliation program. The committee identifies and recommends policy with respect to state affiliates and NCAA partners that affect collaborative advocacy efforts with state organizations.
The general purpose of the Student ACA (SACA) committee is to assist the students of each chiropractic college in the formation and conduct of their activities and to provide mentorship, guidance, and direction to the SACA National Executive Board, SACA Chapters, and SACA members.
The Business Development Advisory Board identifies opportunities to expand ACA’s corporate relationships in an effort to generate non-dues revenue and provide an appreciable benefit to ACA’s membership.
The Editorial Review Advisory Board reads and evaluates articles of a clinical or scientific nature that are intended for publication in ACA’s weekly e-newsletter, ACA Connects, or for posting on ACA’s blog.
The Opioid Advisory Board guides and advises ACA in response to continued growth of the national opioid epidemic, specifically as ACA strives to promote the recognition of chiropractic physicians as a viable first line providers for acute, sub-acute and chronic pain before resorting to riskier options such as narcotic painkillers. The expertise of the Opioid Advisory Board will be sought when opportunities arise for comment to or interaction with government agencies, insurers, the media and other groups on the opioid issue.
The ACA Public Health Advisory Board advances public health activities that are relevant to chiropractic practice, education and research within the United States.
The Research Advisory Board ensures that research disseminated by ACA is scientifically valid, relevant to ACA audiences and accurately presented through ACA’s communications’ channels.
Clinical Best Practices
The general purpose of the Clinical Best Practices Task Force is to review selected clinical guidelines/best practices for potential adoption as ACA policy.
The Healthcare Policy Task Force purpose is to map chiropractic physicians current influence in healthcare policy, identify gaps where strategically positioning chiropractic physicians will be most significant in terms of influencing the system and improving the health and wellbeing of patients and the public.
The Payer Collaborative Task Force strengthens and builds highly interactive relationships with the payer community, and supports ACA’s strategic plan goals of advancing professional parity and strengthening ACA’s chiropractic field leadership. ACA is launching an initiative to engage with leaders in the insurance community and create pathways for dialogue and information exchange. The Payer Collaborative Task Force is responsible for defining the purpose and goals of this new initiative, designing a plan to assess impact, and formalizing a structure for ongoing communication.