Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) is proud to be partners with over 40 professional healthcare associations, providing their members with broad professional liability insurance coverage. Working with these professional associations allows HPSO to stay current on the latest trends in the healthcare field so that our coverages can adapt to changing environments.
To learn more about these associations, please click on the links below:
Allied Healthcare Associations
Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals
A membership organization for all cardiovascular specialties and disciplines; activities include research projects, developing guidelines and standards, government representation, and providing members with tools and opportunities for development and advancement.
American Academy of Audiology
The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
The AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors and equipping clinical, pastoral, and lay care-givers with Biblical truth and psycho-social insight that administers to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
The AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the practice of diabetes self-management training and care as integral components of health care for persons with diabetes, and of lifestyle management for the prevention of diabetes.
American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
The AATA is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in art making is healing and life enhancing. Its mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE)
The ABE sets national practice standards, issues an advanced-practice credential, and publishes reference information about its board-certified clinicians.
American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
The ACCA is an association for those persons in higher education, including colleges, universities, community, and technical college settings, whose professional identity is counseling and whose purpose is fostering students' development. ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education.
American Counseling Association (ACA)
The ACA is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession through leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services.
American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA)
The AKTA's mission is to serve the interest of its members and to represent the profession to the public. The organization works to enhance the standard of care provided by kinesiotherapists through the promotion and provision of educational opportunities. Kinesiotherapy is the application of scientifically-based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
The mission of the AMTA is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. This commitment includes the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
A leader in providing professional information and education for pharmacists and an advocate for improved health of the American public through the provision of comprehensive pharmaceutical care.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The APTA is a professional organization that seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
The American Polarity Therapy Association
A professional association of certified polarity therapists. "Polarity Therapy" means diverse applications affecting the human energy system. These applications include energetic approaches to somatic contact, verbal facilitation, nutrition, exercise, and health education.
The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)
The largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States. Its mission is to maintain the integrity of the Alexander Technique as developed by F. M. Alexander (1869-1955). AmSAT maintains the nation's highest standards for teacher training, certification, and membership, and maintains affiliations with similar credentialing bodies worldwide. Since its formation in 1987, over 600 teachers have completed a rigorous training process to earn AmSAT certification.
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
The ASE is a professional organization of physicians, cardiac sonographers, nurses, and scientists involved in echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to image the heart and cardiovascular system. The organization was founded in 1975 and is the largest international organization for cardiac imaging.
American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
The ASHT is a professional organization comprised of licensed occupational and physical therapists, some of whom have earned the advanced designation, Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), and who specialize in the treatment & rehabilitation of the upper extremity. ASHT's mission is to advance the science of hand therapy through communication, education, advocacy, research, and clinical standards.
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
The ASRT is the world's largest radiologic science organization. The ASRT provides its members with educational opportunities, promotes radiologic technology as a career, and monitors state and federal legislation that affects the profession.
American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA)
The ASFA is dedicated to promoting high standards of fitness certification through the empowerment of fitness professionals. The ASFA supports fitness professionals throughout the country by maintaining high standards in the delivery of quality, cost-effective, and accessible health care services.
Association for Play Therapy
The Association for Play Therapy’s mission is to advance the psychosocial development and mental health of all people through play and play therapy by promoting its understanding, practice, recognition, and development.
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
CALPCC is a membership-based organization that has its roots in the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL), which led the successful effort to achieve licensure for clinical counselors in California. CALPCC's purpose is to provide leadership for legislative, advocacy, and promotional efforts on behalf of LPCCs in California and to assure that LPCCs in California are recognized as distinct and valuable providers on par with other clinical mental health professions.
California Association of School Counselors (CASC)
A vibrant organization dedicated to serving all California school counselors, CASC offers the latest training to ensure that school counselors are prepared with the knowledge they need to work with all students. CASC is active in promoting professional development in the National Standards for School Counseling to make certain that students' academic, career, and personal/social needs are met.
California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)
The CPTA is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. As the third largest physical therapy association in the world, the California Physical Therapy Association is the only voice for the physical therapy profession in the state of California. The CPTA exists to educate the people of California as to the attributes, benefits, and value of physical therapy; meet the physical therapy needs of the people of California through the development and improvement of physical therapy education, practice, and research; and meet the needs of the Chapter members through identification, coordinated action, communication, and fellowship.
California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP)
The CSHP is a professional association established to serve the needs of hospital and health-system pharmacists. Representing over 4,500 members who practice clinical pharmacy and specialized medicine, CSHP is the largest state association for pharmacists. CSHP members share a common mission – to promote wellness, patient safety, and the optimal use of medication.
Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
Dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management through educational forums, networking opportunities, and legislative involvement.
Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW)
Feldenkrais Guild® of North America (FGNA)
With more than 50 local offices nationwide, the National Kidney Foundation provides early detection screenings and other vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, and supports organ donation and kidney research to identify new treatments.
The professional association for the practice of the Feldenkrais M?ethod®. FGNA also certifies Feldenkrais® practitioners and accredits professional training programs. The Feldenkrais Method® enables people to include in their functioning, movements and parts of the body unconsidered, forgotten, or excluded from their habitual actions or images of actions. By allowing persons to learn how their whole body cooperates in any movement, the Feldenkrais Method® assists people to live their lives more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.
Florida Dental Hygiene Association (FDHA)
Founded in 1926, the FDHA represents more than 10,000 dental hygienists who practice in the state of Florida. FDHA's mission is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by increasing the awareness of and ensuring access to quality oral health care, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice, and promoting the interests of dental hygiene.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is an independent, nonprofit charitable organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, consumers, and professional organizations to provide education about medication errors and their prevention. ISMP represents more than 40 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. For more information on ISMP, or its medication safety alert newsletters and other tools for healthcare professionals and consumers, visit www.ismp.org.
The International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI)
The professional membership organization for Structural Integration. Founded in 2002, IASI sprang up as a grassroots organization from within the profession to set standards, move towards certification, insure continuation of a professional identity, and promote Structural Integration's continued growth as a respected profession in the healthcare field.
The professional field of somatic movement education and therapy spans holistic education and complementary-alternative medicine. The field contains distinct disciplines each with its own educational and/or therapeutic emphasis, principles, methods, and techniques. Practices of somatic movement education and therapy encompass postural and movement evaluation, communication and guidance through touch and words, experiential anatomy and imagery, and movement patterning. These practices are applied to everyday and specialized activities for persons in all stages of health and development.
Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA)
The LCA promotes the counseling profession and serves the diverse issues and specialty area of counseling. The purpose of the association is to provide its members with convenient access to tools and information to help promote the counseling profession.
National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)
The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.
National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)
A membership organization representing holistically trained nutrition professionals. NANP maintains and enhances the integrity of the holistic nutrition profession through self-governance, educational standards, a rigorous code of ethics, and professional registration of holistic nutritionists.
National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
The National Rehabilitation Association is a national membership organization that promotes ethical and state-of-the-art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of individuals with disabilities. As the longest-established and one of the strongest advocates for equal rights of all individuals with disabilities, our mission is to provide advocacy, awareness, outreach and career advancement for professionals in the field of rehabilitation.
National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA)
The NSAA is a non-profit professional organization for non-physician surgical assistants. The primary purpose is to ensure through examination, that surgical assistants have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality. NSAA has over 1400 current certified surgical assistant members represented in all 50 states.
New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA)
The New York State Society of Physician Assistants has represented and served the interests of the physician assistant profession for over 35 years. Their mission is to improve the quality of health care and promote the physician assistant profession in the state of New York.
North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA)
The NCAPA is the premier physician assistant organization in North Carolina. For more than 30 years, NCAPA has helped physician assistants adapt to the complex challenges of delivering quality care, streamlining operations, and integrating new technology and innovative therapies. NCAPA leads efforts to respond to regulations, legislation, and policies that threaten to compromise the delivery of quality care.
Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA)
The PFA's mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the credentialed pedorthist through education; increase the demand for the credentialed pedorthist's services through marketing; and defend the credentialed pedorthist's right to practice through government affairs activities.
Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY)
The association united NYS pharmacists for mutual assistance, encouragement, and improvement in order to maintain the standard of pharmacy practice at a high professional and ethical level. PSSNY assists in the development of practice guidelines and standards, conducts research, and provides continuing education to pharmacists and associate members.
A national organization of physical, occupational, and speech therapists in independent practice, PTPN reviews and credentials therapy providers for participation in managed healthcare.
The Professional Health & Fitness Institute (Pro Health)
The Professional Health & Fitness Institute has been offering evidenced-based continuing education courses since 1998. The courses are designed for the licensed health professional interested in exploring the benefits of adding cutting edge rehabilitation and fitness programming into their patient care. Over 1,600 healthcare providers have taken advantage of these programs and have joined Pro Health's network of Certified Instructors.
Rehabilitation Associates Network (RAN)
A provider-sponsored network of outpatient rehabilitative therapy providers dedicated to the private practice clinic, RAN negotiates contracts with managed care organizations.
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
The sole certifying body for Rolfers. Rolfing®, Structural Integration, offers a combination of bodywork and movement education. It manipulates the body's connective tissue to rebalance the body, and brings pain relief from chronic pain, stress, and injury.
Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
Founded in 1977, SVU is comprised of more than 4,200 vascular technologists, physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals. SVU offers educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, government representation, and more.
Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA)
The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants supports Tennessee physician assistants and the profession in maintaining high standards in the delivery of quality, cost-effective, and accessible health care services for the state of Tennessee.
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
The TCA is comprised of professional counselors. This association promotes education and ethical standards while providing leadership, service, and advocacy.
Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
The Texas Physical Therapy Association is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, which represents more than 80,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students nationwide. There are approximately 4,500 Texas members. Membership dues include membership in APTA, TPTA and your local district.
Texas State Athletic Trainers Association (TSATA)
The TSATA works to enhance the quality of health care provided by licensed and certified athletic trainers in the state of Texas and to advance the athletic training profession.
The United States Trager Association
The association represents and supports Trager® psychophysical integration and Mentastics® movement education, the innovative approach to movement education developed by Milton Trager, M.D. and generally referred to as The Trager Approach. The Trager Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity.
West Virginia Counseling Association (WVCA)
One of the oldest state branches of the American Counseling Association, the West Virginia Counseling Association has operated continuously since 1951. This non-profit association serves all professional counselors in West Virginia and advocates for the profession of counseling as a whole. Together, we promote lifelong education, clinical excellence, legislative advocacy, commitment to the ACA Code of Ethics, and the professional development of all counselors throughout West Virginia.