COCA Partners

COCA collaborates with national clinician organizations across the US to communicate information about disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health threats. These COCA Partner Organizations serve a wide variety of healthcare professionals including: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, first responders, and public health practitioners. Through COCA partnerships, CDC is able to rapidly distribute information to clinicians during a public health emergency.

Organizations interested in becoming a COCA Partner should contact

COCA Partner Spotlight - Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA)
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COCA is pleased to feature the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) in our January COCA Partner Spotlight! SEMPA was founded in March 1990 by a small group of former post-graduate residents. The organization was established to serve as the representative body for emergency medicine physician assistants (EMPAs) and advance, project, and promote the role of EMPAs. They achieve this mission through supporting the growth of EMPAs through education, advocacy, networking, and research to fulfill their vision of a vital, engaged and connection community of EMPAs.

Partnerships with professional healthcare associations are vital to CDC’s ability to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies, CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities.

To learn more about SEMPA, visit their websiteExternal and follow them on Facebook.

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Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018