As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.

Like what you read in As We See It? Beg to differ? Have an issue you think As We See It should address? E-mail your ideas -- and your letters to the editor -- to aafpnews@aafp.org. Or, take advantage of the comments feature shown on each story page to air your views.

Recent "As We See It" Stories

11/19/2014 — Nearly three-fourths of U.S. adults lack an advance directive -- most commonly because of a lack of awareness -- but family physicians can help patients make informed decisions about end-of-life care before they face a health care crisis.

11/14/2014 — The University of Arizona College of Medicine's Rural Health Professions Program is giving medical students ample exposure to rural health settings in hopes that more of them will choose to practice there in the future.

11/12/2014 — Faced with a shortage of primary care health professionals, two medical schools, a nursing school and a physician assistant training program in South Carolina are working together to expand the state's pipeline.