AAFP’s Vision is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.
The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.
The American Academy of Family Physicians and its chapters proudly represent 120,900 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States. The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine, saving members time, and maximizing the value of membership. Our focus every day is to help family physicians spend more time doing what they do best: providing quality and cost-effective patient care. The AAFP delivers value to its members through each of its strategic priorities.
Members expect the Academy to act as their Bold Champion in areas of strategic importance to them, including Advocacy, Practice Enhancement, Education, and Health of the Public. The tag line “Strong Medicine for America” demonstrates the belief to members and key constituencies that family physicians are the cornerstone of the American health care system.
Influence and shape health care policy through interactions with government, the public, business, and the health care industry.
Enhance and support members’ abilities to fulfill their practice and career goals.
Promote high-quality, innovative, comprehensive family medicine education for physicians, residents, and medical students to improve the health of their patients.
Assume a leadership role in advancing the health of the public and evidence-based medicine.
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