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COCSA Connect March 2017
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COCSA Speaker Directory

Members! We have heard you and we are working on a COCSA Speaker Directory for you! It will have a list of speakers and an evaluation capability that you as Executive Directors can fill out. There will be five optional questions for you to fill out after you use any of our listed speakers so that you have a 'directory' of different topics and styles for your member events. Please click on the link below to see a sample of what we are starting.

At this time I would so appreciate if you all could email us and give us some of your favorite speakers that you have already had so I can reach out to them if they are not already apart of COCSA and get them exposure to other states! Obviously if they were great speakers and you would refer them we need to have their names and what they presented on. Please email me at so we can start this directory with quality and competent speakers for you all!  Link Read More button off to SAMPLE Speaker Directory Public Page  
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Sponsor Highlight

ChiroHealthUSA Helps Support the Chiropractic Profession with Donations Totaling over $1,000,000!  Dr. Ray Foxworth, president of ChiroHealthUSA has made it a top priority to give back to a profession that has given so much to him. In 2008, Dr. Foxworth made a commitment to donate a percentage of his company’s revenue to the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. As part of the agreement, he committed to donating a minimum of $15,000 each year. If the revenue percentage from his company did not meet this minimum, he would personally cover the difference. He did this for a few years as ChiroHealthUSA grew..  Read More


NEW COCSA Task Forces

Watchdog Task Force - This Task Force is charged with provding tools and resources for the states to educate state and national policy makers about current, critical issues. Dr. Dan Spencer - COCSA 1st VP = Chair.  The WD Task Force recently came out with a Template Letter to send to state and national representatives/senators regarding the Affordable Care Act Reform and a PP Presentation on 2706 with the pros/cons of selling health insurance across state line.  See the WatchDog Toolkit for these resources available to COCSA Members on 


CAC Task Force - This Task Force is responsible for development of CAC representatives in all 50 states.  Will establish relationships with all current MACs and promote regular communications.  Dr. Brenda Holland - COCSA 2nd VP = Chair.  


Association Development Task Force - Short term task force for the establishment of the ADC, after which the administration of future ADCs will be under the Convention Committee.  Kristine Dowell - COCSA Secretary = Chair.  


Click the Read More button to see the members of all COCSA committees and task forces.  Read More      

COCSA NEW Social Media/Website Campaign

Have you liked the COCSA Facebook Page?  Twitter Account?  COCSA wants to promote YOUR State Association Activities via the COCSA website, and our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  Share your association newsletters, journals and publications and we'll post them on the COCSA website!  Broaden the base of health care professionals as well as potential advertisers that see YOUR publications!  Sponsoring a community event in your state?  Share it with COCSA!  Have Legislative Initiatives and State Legislative Days sponsored by your association?  Let us know and we'll put it on BLAST!  Share your association WINS and we'll let ALL the STATES know about it!  Send info to  Read More


COCSA 2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico Convention 

Attention State Association Leadership!  US Citizens don't need a Passport to visit Puerto Rico!  The 2017 Convention will be held November 2nd - 4th, 2017 at the Caribe Hilton Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The negotiated rate for single/double occupancy is $175 plus resort fee, taxes, etc..  Make your reservations NOW so you don't miss out on the room block!  The cutoff for reservations for the room block is 10/11/2017. Photo and linked video courtesy of ©2015 MEET PUERTO RICO. 


  • Did you know on the State Association Group on there's a wealth of information available to COCSA Members like the Toolkits Update Blog?  This blog lets you know all the latest and greatest items posted in the COCSA website Toolkits. Subscribe to this blog to receive a monthly newsletter encapsulating all the posts by selecting the (green check) Subscribe at the top of the Toolkits Update Blog page . To enhance your blog subscription experience, you may also subscribe to receive updates whenever comments are posted to the blog. To do this, simply click the Word Bubble icon next to the blog name and it will turn from red to GREEN!  Login in to and select Groups--->Member-->State Association-->Blogs.  
  • WINNER WINNER Chicken Dinner!  The winner of the $100 Visa Gift Card for filling out the Association Advantage Survey goes to Chilly Goodman, Executive Director for North Dakota!  
  • 2019 COCSA Convention site possibilities - Las Vegas, NV; Salt Lake City, UT; and San Diego, CA.  
  • Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association shared the results of a a 30 State Survey on Medicaid Chiropractic Coverage.  Check it out in the ListServe Results Toolkit AND the Medicaid Toolkit!   
  • LAST CALL for dues renewal - if we have not received payment by April 1st all of your Member access to the website and listserve will be suspended. Invoices are being emailed this week with a secure link to pay by credit card or you can mail a check payable to COCSA to 12531 E. Meadow Dr., Wichita, KS 67206.  
COCSA State to Student Outreach Program

Representatives from Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Iowa were all part of the State Association panel that addressed the NUHS students on February 16th, 2017 on the NUHS campus. There was productive conversation over lunch with NUHS President, Dr. Joseph P.D. Stiefel, Dr. Randy Swenson (VP for Academic Services), Dr. Christopher Arick (Assistant Dean, Chiropractic Medicine), Yesenia Maldonado, MBA (Assistant Dean of Students), and others.  A campus tour took place, followed by an education session for students by Dr. Vijay Patel (Illinois Chiropractic Society Board Secretary).  Approximately 45 students attended the education session and panel session with the state associations. Students enjoyed pizza, hosted by COCSA, as they learned about the importance of belonging to their state associations as student members and beyond.

Molly Lopez, Iowa Chiropractic Society Executive Director said, "I do think this outreach is worthwhile and this is the pipeline for our association's future!  My goal is to bring an Iowa DC or two along.  Regardless, I am going to these!"

Thank you to all the District 2 states that attended and a special Thanks to Marc Abla, Illinois Chiropractic Society Executive Director who took the lead on planning this successful event.

COCSA will be partnering with Palmer College on July 20, 2017 for a National State to Student Event at all three campuses across the country. Stay tuned for more details, but mark your calendars for a day at Palmer with the students on July 20th, 2017.

Thank you COCSA states for investing in the future of your association leaders to come!  Click on the read more button below to see some great photos from the event!  

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Jeffrey Jenkins, COCSA Executive Director at Large will be hosting Lunch and Learns for Executive Directors of state chiropractic associations across the nation!  The first of many scheduled meetings was held Wednesday, March 1st from 12-1pm EST.  This open forum of discussion and sharing covered a wide array of topics including  Legislative Updates; 
Idea Sharing with Lisa Love-Smith from the Michigan Association of Chiropractors; and
Member Benefits/Affinity Partnerships.                                                              COCSA taped the phone conference so members unable to attend can still get in on the action!  Many attendees offered to share valuable resources.  Find the recording and summary of items promised in the Lunch and Learn Toolkit on    Click on the Read More button below to be connected to the NEW Lunch and Learn Toolkit! 

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