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Media Kits

AAFP Media Kits focus on specific health policy topics that affect the quality, accessibility and cost of health care for all Americans. They provide comprehensive background, including AAFP policy papers, independent and AAFP-generated research, independent and AAFP-generated data, downloadable infographics, and links to other resources.

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Materials for Publication

The AAFP has made these materials for use by journalists to help illustrate the care delivered by family physicians.

Media at AAFP Events

The AAFP Assembly will no longer be open to media, beginning in 2014. The Congress of Delegates annual meeting remains open to media. Please contact Barb Kowalski at (800) 274-2237, Ext. 5204 for more information. We appreciate your continued interest in family medicine and as always, the public relations team is available to help with your inquiries.

About the AAFP

About the AAFP

Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.

To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions, and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org(familydoctor.org).

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Questions?

To schedule an interview with one of our expert physician members, please contact the Public Relations department below.

AAFP Media Contacts

AAFP Main Line (800) 274-2237

Leslie Champlin Ext. 5224
Senior Public Relations Strategist
lchampli@aafp.org


  • Government relations/public policy, including health care legislation, appropriations and federal budget
  • Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care
  • Medical education legislation and policy/primary care workforce
  • Legal and regulatory issues

Janelle Davis Ext. 5222
Public Relations Strategist
jdavis@aafp.org


  • Practice management (coding, RUC, quality improvement initiatives, health care reform implementation in the practice, etc.)
  • Private sector advocacy
  • TransforMED
  • Family Physician of the Year

Megan Moriarty Ext. 5223
Public Relations Strategist
mmoriarty@aafp.org


  • Health IT (EHRs, clinical data repositories, patient registries)
  • Health care delivery systems (ACOs, patient-centered medical home, etc.)
  • Practice Management (quality improvement initiatives, health care reform implementation in the practice, etc.)

Kristin Pitts Ext. 5221
Public Relations Strategist
kpitts@aafp.org


  • Health of the Public and Science
  • Choosing Wisely
  • Mobile apps and devices
  • Retail clinics and medical kiosks
  • National Research Network (NRN)
  • AAFP Foundation

Angela Sharma
Contractor
asharma@aafp.org

  • Annals of Family Medicine research journal

Barbara Kowalski Ext. 5204
Public Relations Systems Specialist
bkowalsk@aafp.org

  • AAFP Assembly