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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This commission informs and guides the Academy's federal advocacy program and its support for constituent chapters in their advocacy efforts before state governments.
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.
Members guide the AAFP's membership efforts and assist the constituent chapters in their efforts.
Members work to improve the practice environment of family physicians.
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The AAFP also has opportunities for leadership outside of our organization, such as a director of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).
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.