Chapter Spotlight

Although AAFP News regularly covers developments that affect family physicians on the national level, many of those developments originate in the various AAFP constituent chapters. The Chapter Spotlight series is designed as an opportunity to look at chapters, their members and the innovative ideas being promulgated at the chapter level. Many chapters, their members and their communities struggle with the same problems, and this series allows these stories to be told so other AAFP members can learn from their lessons.

Recent Chapter Spotlight Stories

For Massachusetts AFP, Advocacy Is Major Focus

Chapter Enlists Residents, Students in Lobbying Efforts

05/31/2014 — The Massachusetts AFP takes advocacy seriously, committing significant amounts of time and resources to ensuring family medicine’s voice is heard by federal and state lawmakers.

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04/30/2014 — The South Dakota AFP works closely with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls -- the state's only medical school -- to support several programs aimed at ensuring a robust physician workforce pipeline.

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Delaware AFP Wholeheartedly Supports State's Million Hearts Initiative

Public Awareness, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Are Top Goals

03/31/2014 — Just as it is in the rest of the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Delaware, according the latest CDC mortality statistics. But in 2012, when current Delaware AFP (DAFP) President Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., was chair of the chapter's community outreach committee, the group noted that although the DAFP had been active across the state in immunizations and tobacco cessation, it was not involved in fighting cardiovascular disease.

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