About Our Affiliate Societies

AACVPR Affiliate Societies are geographically located groups of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals who meet regularly to provide continuing education and networking opportunities.

If you would like to find an affiliate society in your area, check the Affiliate Contact List*.
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No Affiliate nearby? For information about starting an affiliate or about the Joint Affiliate Agreement, or if you have any other questions concerning AACVPR Affiliates, please contact Jonah Gorski, AACVPR Membership Coordinator, by calling 312/673-4827 or via e-mail to jgorski@aacvpr.org

Is your Affiliate interested in sponsoring a local speaker or a table at the Celebration Banquet during the Annual Meeting? Contact Jessica Eustice, Development Manager, at 312/673-5929 or jeustice@aacvpr.org for details.

AACVPR Outstanding Affiliate Society Award

Submission period for the 2014 Award is now open!

The AACVPR Outstanding Affiliate Award recognizes an affiliate that supports and encourages the mission and goals of AACVPR through member activities, educational opportunities and professional development.

Download the application now and have all materials in to AACVPR Headquarters by Tuesday, April 1.

Do you have questions about the Outstanding Affiliate Award? Contact Jonah Gorski, Membership Coordinator, at jgorski@aacvpr.org.

Congratulations to the 2013 Outstanding Affiliate Award recipient:

The Wisconsin Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR) has been selected as the 2013 Outstanding Affiliate. This is the second time that WISCPHR has received this distinction, and is the first AACVPR affiliate to have multiple awards. This merit was given to WISCHPR for several robust and unique initiatives that it has brought to its members and other cardiac and pulmonary rehab professionals in the state of Wisconsin. Through consistent continuing education offerings, a newly formed Quality Improvement Committee and frequent communications and website updating, WISCHPR continuously strives to provide its members with the best resources available – striving to improve the quality of care its members provide to their patients. In addition, WISCHPR proactively worked with cardiac rehab programs within Wisconsin to transition from its state data outcomes tools to the AACVPR Registry; as a result, Wisconsin currently has the highest number of subscribing programs to the AACVPR Cardiac Rehab Registry from a single state. WISCHPR has continued its close partnership and support of AACVPR initiatives and events, and has seen several state leaders participate on the AACVPR Board and committees. This is just a small sample of the many great things that WISCHPR has worked on to ensure that it remains a strong and valuable organization to its members.



The North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (NCCRA) has been selected as the 2012 Outstanding Affiliate for its innovative methods for membership involvement and leadership development. NCCRA has exhibited its dedication to improving the knowledge and services of  cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals in North Carolina through its extensive educational and member resources. With the industry and the association’s members in mind, NCCRA has worked proactively with the North Carolina legislature to ensure proper licensing for clinical exercise physiologists. As NCCRA leadership works to address the needs of its members at the state level, it also continues to increase its activity at the national level, strengthening the collaborative relationship of the affiliate and AACVPR.






The Missouri-Kansas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MOKSACVPR) was selected as the 2011 Outstanding Affiliate for its relationships with other like-minded organizations. At its 2011 annual meeting, MOKSACVPR raffled gift baskets and raised $800 for WomenHeart. In addition, MOKSACVPR is being recognized for its strong communication with neighboring affiliates; its support of sending multiple members to AACVPR events such as the Annual Meeting, Day on the Hill, and leadership training; and its financial commitment to upgrading its website and increasing marketing to nonmembers.

2010: Texas Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TACVPR)

2009: Michigan Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MSCVPR)

2008: Upper Plains Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (UPCRA)

2007: Wisconsin Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR)

2006: Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TSSCVPR)

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