The National Association For The Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is a professional organization for anthropologists who are engaged in applied and public anthropology. NAPA was founded in 1979 and is based in the United States. The organization is dedicated to advancing the practice of anthropology and to promoting the value of anthropological perspectives and methods in addressing real-world problems. NAPA provides a variety of resources and services for its members, including professional development opportunities, networking events, and advocacy on behalf of the discipline. NAPA also publishes a peer-reviewed journal, the Annals of Anthropological Practice, which features articles and research on applied and public anthropology.