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 — Even as the AAFP continued to lobby Congress for an extension of higher Medicaid payments for primary care, the Academy's delegation was defending the definition of true primary care during the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting in Dallas.

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.