Preventive Medicine

Health promotion and prevention of disease are critical and foundational components of primary care and family medicine. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) strongly encourages practicing physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students to practice evidence-based, cost-effective preventive medicine in the delivery of health care. In support of its members, the AAFP advocates for policies and payment that advance, stimulate, and facilitate preventive services. (1978) (2017 COD)