Primary Care Caucus
Urge your representative to join the Primary Care Caucus and the fight for family medicine.
The assembly of a Congressional Caucus on Primary Care, dedicated to advancing public policy that establishes, promotes, and preserves a well-trained, high-quality primary care workforce and delivery system as the foundation of our nation’s health care system, is currently underway. This caucus will focus its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive; continuous; connected; equitable to all regardless of age, race, or gender; and is mindful of social determinants that may hinder access to primary care for some individuals.
In a Congressional video outlining the issues facing America's health care system due to the shortage of primary care physicians across the country, Representatives David Rouzer (R-NC) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) elaborate on the importance of this caucus. Recently, this video was unveiled at AAFP's FMX Conference in Denver.
It is the belief of the AAFP that this caucus could make great strides in educating Members of Congress, staff, and the public on primary care issues, including how primary care is defined, physician workforce needs, preserving access and training programs in underserved communities, reforms to the GME program, advancing telehealth initiatives, as well as ways to promote quality improvement efforts