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

07/23/2014 — Three years ago, the city of Chicago launched Healthy Chicago. The initiative brought together stakeholders from around the metropolitan area to create a public health agenda and set priorities, such as curbing tobacco use and reducing obesity rates.

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07/22/2014 — The importance of mentoring can be clearly seen in the fact that if we expose students -- in high school or college -- to the broad scope of family medicine and show them the relationships we develop with our patients, they will understand and value what we do. And some, no doubt, will follow.

07/21/2014 — Most physicians will be sued for malpractice at least once. But when you're a new physician and it happens to you, how do you keep it from shaking your confidence in -- or your passion about -- your work?