AAFP Programs & Initiatives

AAFP-sponsored Programs

The AAFP has created and offers a wide variety of programs designed to serve the needs of family physicians and their patients.

  • Rural Health Matters

    The AAFP is committed to helping improve rural health care across our country. And in Summer 2019, the AAFP launched a plan to improve rural health.

  • Physician Health First

    Physician Health First is the AAFP’s initiative to improve the health and well-being of family physicians so they can stay passionate about patient care.

  • Family Medicine for America's Health

    Family Medicine for America’s Health is uniting the family medicine specialty to further the evolution of the PCMH, advance the use of technology, ensure a strong primary care workforce, and shift to comprehensive primary care payment.

  • Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

    Learn how to ask patients about tobacco use, then act to help them quit with help from a variety of evidence-based tobacco cessation resources.

  • Center for Global Health Initiatives

    The AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) aims to support the professional needs of AAFP members to be globally engaged, as well as promote family medicine and population-based, patient-centered, primary health care on a global scale.

  • AAFP National Research Network (NRN)

    The AAFP National Research Network (NRN) was established in 1999 to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice-based settings. NRN assists in realizing overall strategies for achieving improved primary care for the nation.

  • Tar Wars

    A community-based education program designed to teach kids to live tobacco-free.

  • America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030

    The AAFP is leading a collaborative of eight national family medicine organizations dedicated to ending the primary care workforce crisis by achieving the goal of 25% of graduating U.S. medical students pursuing family medicine careers by 2030.

  • Primary Care Leadership Collaborative

    Through the Primary Care Leadership Collaborative (PCLC), medical students turn their passion for primary care into action under the guidance of family physician coaches trained in Relational Leadership™ and expert consultants.

AAFP-affiliated Programs

The AAFP is involved in several programs designed to serve the needs of family physicians and their patients.