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

07/30/2014 — Thousands of rural communities in the United States lack adequate numbers of primary care physicians. The Appalachian Preceptorship is one example of a program doing something about it.

07/28/2014 — Roughly 70 percent of smokers want to quit. With two national public awareness campaigns running simultaneously and payment for tobacco cessation services improving, now is the perfect time to help patients quit.

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07/25/2014 — Overnight, our family of three will become a family of five. On the surface, we are as ready as we'll ever be. Below the surface, I'm still dealing with the implications of having three daughters younger than 3 years old.