AAFP Programs & Initiatives

AAFP-sponsored Programs

The AAFP has created and offers a wide variety of programs designed to serve the needs of family physicians and their patients.

  • Family Medicine for America's Health

    Family Medicine for America’s Health is uniting the family medicine specialty to further the evolution of the PCMH, advance the use of technology, ensure a strong primary care workforce, and shift to comprehensive primary care payment.

  • Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

    The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ask patients about tobacco use, then act to help them quit with help from a variety of evidence-based tobacco cessation resources.

  • Center for Global Health Initiatives

    The AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) aims to support the professional needs of AAFP members to be globally engaged, as well as promote family medicine and population-based, patient-centered, primary health care on a global scale.

  • AAFP National Research Network (NRN)

    The AAFP National Research Network (NRN) was established in 1999 to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice-based settings. NRN assists in realizing overall strategies for achieving improved primary care for the nation.

  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

    ALSO® is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

  • Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO℠)

    BLSO℠ is designed to improve the management of normal deliveries, as well as obstetric emergencies by standardizing the skills of first responders, emergency personnel and maternity care providers.

  • Tar Wars

    Tar Wars is an education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students designed to teach kids about the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.

AAFP-affiliated Programs

The AAFP is involved in several programs designed to serve the needs of family physicians and their patients.