• AAFP Commissions Work for You

    Help lead the future of medicine. Apply for an AAFP commission. 

    AAFP commissions process referrals from the AAFP Board of Directors, Congress of Delegates, National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL), National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR), and National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). In addition, commissions discuss issues within their scope of work and deliberate regarding new strategic ideas to generate specific recommendations for action to the board. 

    Future Commission Cluster Meeting Dates

    • June 1-2, 2024 (virtual)

    AAFP Commissions

    Commission on Continuing Professional Development

    This commission helps guide the AAFP’s credit system and its 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 educational requirements for licensure and certification.

    Commission on Education

    Members develop recommended policy and disseminate expertise and new information related to the education and professional development of family physicians until the residency training period is completed.

    Commission on Finance and Insurance

    This commission reviews various matters of the AAFP both as routine charges and upon referral from the board, other commissions and committees, or the Congress of Delegates.

    Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Family Medicine 

    This commission will apply diversity, equity, inclusiveness and antiracism lenses to inform and guide the Academy’s recommendations, policies and work addressing disparities in care, health and the workforce.

    Commission on Federal and State Policy

    This commission informs and guides the Academy's federal advocacy program and its support for constituent chapters in their advocacy efforts before state governments.

    Commission on Health of the Public and Science

    This commission addresses public health concerns through the development of clinical recommendations and health policies; works to advance population and community health; and develops policies that address disparities in care and health.

    Commission on Membership and Member Services

    Members guide the AAFP's membership efforts and assist the constituent chapters in their efforts.

    Commission on Quality and Practice

    Members work to improve the practice environment of family physicians.

    Learn More About Leadership Opportunities

    Other Leadership Opportunities

    American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Director

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

    Learn more about being a director of the ABFM.

    American Medical Association (AMA) Delegation

    The AAFP also has opportunities for leadership outside of our organization, such as a  delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA).

    Learn more about becoming a delegate to the AMA.