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.

Tale of Three Territories

Smaller Chapters Face Unique Challenges

July 31, 2014 04:16 pm — Despite facing unique challenges with often limited resources, some of the AAFP's smaller chapters find creative ways to spread family medicine's message of the importance of prevention and patient self-management.

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Recent Chapter Spotlight Stories

06/30/2014 — Before 2012, the Wisconsin AFP had focused on helping members transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes and then on payment reform. That focus shifted in 2012, when the chapter convened a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle the state's primary care workforce shortage.

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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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