AAFP Commissions

Future Commission Cluster Meeting Dates

  • February 5-7, 2021
  • June 4-6, 2021
All cluster meetings held in Kansas City, MO

Materials Required to Submit an Online Application Form

  1. Completion of appropriate online application form (commision chair, commision member, ABFM Director, or AAFP AMA Delegation - all open 7/15/2020
  2. Photo
  3. Completion of Conflict of Interest/Disclosure Form (select Option 2)
  4. Letter of recommendation from your chapter (members interested in applying must contact their chapter prior to submitting an application)

The AAFP commissions make recommendations to the Board regarding policy, development of new programs and projects, improvements to current activities, and potential discontinuation of activities.The Board of Directors appoints members to seven working commissions and one work group to deliberate on issues within their scope of work, new strategic ideas, and referrals from several entities within the AAFP.

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Commission Information

  1. Policy for Participation on AAFP Commissions and Evaluation of Commission Member Performance
  2. (Chapter and Member General Instructions for Commission Nomination(150 KB PDF) availble July 15, 2020; members must contact their chapter prior to applying for a leadership position)
  3. 2020-2021 Commission Openings(113 KB PDF)
  4. Commission Structure Chart(119 KB PDF) (AAFP Governance Structure)

ABFM Director Position Information

ABFM Director Nomination Procedures(134 KB PDF)

ABFM Director Nomination Form (open 7/15/2020)

AAFP AMA Delegation Information

Due to the evolving transition of the size of the AAFP’s delegation based on data from the AMA, no additional nominees are being solicited this year for the 2021 AMA delegation. We anticipate moving to the normal call for additional nominations next year.

  1. AAFP AMA Delegate Position Description(31 KB PDF)
  2. AAFP AMA Delegation Nomination Procedures(166 KB PDF) or, completing the online nomination forms.

View detailed instructions for the Online Leadership Nomination Procedures(169 KB PDF)

View detailed instructions for the use of the online commission application process »(150 KB PDF)

View the current members of commissions in the 2020 Leadership Directory »(92 page PDF)

Below is a list of the current AAFP Commissions with a description of their mission, purpose, and a link to find more detailed information.

Commission on Continuing Professional Development

[Continuing Medical Education for Family Medicine]

The goals of the Commission on Continuing Professional Development are to guide the AAFP's credit system and the Academy's provision of continuing medical education that helps members and other health care professionals demonstrate continuous improvement in knowledge, competence, practice performance, and patient outcomes, as well as fulfill the educational requirements for licensure and certification.

Commission
on Education

The mission of the Commission on Education is to provide a venue for the development of recommended policy and the dissemination of expertise and new information related to the education and professional development of family physicians until completion of the residency training period.

Commission on Finance
and Insurance

[Stethoscope and calculator symbol for health care costs or medical insurance]

The Commission on Finance and Insurance is a standing Commission of the American Academy of Family Physicians as provided for in the AAFP Bylaws that reviews various matters of the AAFP both as routine charges of the commission and upon referral from the Board, other commissions and committees, or the Congress of Delegates.

Commission on Federal and State Policy

The Commission on Federal and State Policy informs and guides the Academy's federal advocacy program and the AAFP’s support for constituent chapters in their advocacy efforts before state governments.

Commission on Health of the Public/Science

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The Commission on Health of the Public and Science supports the AAFP's Strategic Objectives: Payment Reform, Practice Transformation, Family Medicine Workforce, and Clinical Expertise.

Commission on Membership and Member Services

The goals of this commission are to guide the AAFP's membership efforts and to assist the constituent chapters in their membership efforts.

Commission on Quality and Practice

[Three medical students looking at laptop computer]

The commission works to improve the practice environment of family physicians.

Working Group on Rural Health

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The AAFP Working Group on Rural Health (WGRH) was formed to help the AAFP continue to meet the needs of rural family physicians.

Other Leadership Opportunities with the ABFM and AMA Delegation

The AAFP also has opportunities for leadership outside of our organization, such as a director of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA).

If you're interested in being a director of the ABFM, please download and read the procedures for nomination and then complete the online form (available 7/15/2020) for nomination.

If you're interested in becoming a delegate to the AMA, please read the position description for delegates and then complete the online form (available 7/15/2020) to submit your application for consideration.

News Releases to Announce Your Appointment

Download a news release(27 KB DOC) to assist you in informing your community of your appointment to an AAFP Commission. Download a news release(27 KB DOC) to assist you in informing your community of your appointment to an AAFP AMA Delegation.

Materials Required to Submit an Online Application Form

  1. Completion of appropriate online application form (commision chair, commision member, ABFM Director, or AAFP AMA Delegation - all open 7/15/2020
  2. Photo
  3. Completion of Conflict of Interest/Disclosure Form (select Option 2)
  4. Letter of recommendation from your chapter (members interested in applying must contact their chapter prior to submitting an application)