These awards recognize chapters that are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy and specialty of family medicine. This program assists AAFP members and staff, as well as constituent chapters, to identify, select, and recommend appropriate forms of recognition for exceptional initiatives or efforts that benefit family medicine.
The AAFP Office of Governance tracks all awards given by the organization and maintains records of previous recipients, award citations, and photographs of actual awards for reference.
AAFP Award for Distinguished and Meritorious Service to Family Medicine
This award recognizes members, nonmembers, chapter executives with 25-year service, and entities for long-time dedication to furthering the objectives of the AAFP and furthering the specialty of family medicine.
Leadership in State Government Advocacy
This award is given for outstanding contributions in improving a constituent chapter's advocacy efforts.
Chapter Advocacy Day Assistance Grants
This grant program assists small and medium chapters with planning and implementing a state-level lobby day for their members at their state capitol.
Outstanding Chapter Awards
This award, which combines the Leadership in State Government Advocacy and Chapter Membership Awards into one award, recognizes a chapter's contribution toward exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy and in the specialty of family medicine. Chapters can be recognized in various areas in addition to advocacy and membership.