America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030

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The efforts of every family physician and family medicine ally are necessary to meet the aim of America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030.

Are you interested in contributing to this initiative? Do you have questions about what you can do where you are to help grow the next generation of family physicians?

Contact:
Ashley Bentley, MBA
25x2030 Program Manager
Abentley@aafp.org
(913) 906-6367

The AAFP and seven other national and international family medicine organizations envision a future in which one in four U.S. medical students pursues a career in family medicine.

Accomplishing this ambitious goal is essential to ending the primary care workforce shortage and will require more than doubling the rate of U.S. medical students pursuing family medicine at the time of initiative’s launch in 2018. Efforts will empower family physicians and family medicine allies in and outside of medicine who care about building a robust and diverse primary care workforce to inspire, support, and encourage students and create and advocate for policies and standards that advance primary care. 

Family medicine is uniquely called to see this work through. Family physicians make up the majority of the primary care physician workforce and mirror the geographic distribution of the U.S. population more closely—practicing in more rural and urban underserved communities—than any other health professional workforce. At a time when a shortage of more than 52,000 primary care physicians is predicted by 2025 and experts call for an increase in the proportion of physicians in the U.S. practicing primary care from 32% to 40%, the family medicine community is dedicated to doing its part to meet the need. 

The 25x2030 collaborative empowers the family medicine organizations to maximize their impact to generate the family medicine workforce needed to provide accessible, quality, affordable, and inclusive care.  Organizations will collaborate in new ways, drawing on the expertise and creativity of the collective.

The collaborative organizations include:

Thought leaders, stakeholders, and executive staff of the organizations met in August 2018 to kick off their work. They agreed to leverage a framework called Collective Impact to guide the infrastructure and development of their collaboration. The AAFP provides program and project management leadership for the initiative.  

A steering committee consisting of representatives from each of the organizations guides the vision and strategy and supports aligned activities of the organizations.

Steering committee members include both staff and members/diplomates of each of the organizations. 

Susan Anderson, MD (ADFM)
Ashley Bentley, MBA (AAFP)
Tina Burk (ACOFP)
Gerald “Jay” Fetter, Jr., MSHA (AAFP)
James Haynes, MD (AFMRD)
Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH (AAFP Foundation)
Karen B. Mitchell, MD (AAFP)
Bob Moore, MA, CAE (ACOFP)
Rebecca Mullen, MD (NAPCRG)
Warren Newton, MD, MPH (ABFM)
Heather Palmer, MBA, MA (AAFP Foundation)
Jacob Prunuske, MD (STFM)
Jessica Sand, MPH (NAPCRG)
Deanne St. George (AFMRD)
Mary Theobald, MBA (STFM)
Amanda Weidner, MPH (ADFM)
Bruce Williams, DO (ACOFP) 

Get Involved

The efforts of every family physician and family medicine ally are necessary to meet the aim of America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030.

Are you interested in contributing to this initiative? Do you have questions about what you can do where you are to help grow the next generation of family physicians?

Contact:
Ashley Bentley, MBA
25x2030 Program Manager
Abentley@aafp.org
(913) 906-6367