Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

COVID-19: AAFP Advocacy

The Academy is working with Congress and federal agencies to ensure that family physicians receive prompt communication, updated guidance and robust resources in the fight against COVID-19.

Prepare Your Office and Patients for COVID-19 »

AAFP Summarizes the CARES Act

Read the summary from the AAFP Government Relations Department on the Coronavrius Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Telehealth Questions?

Read the Academy's latest COVID-19 advisories on virtual care.

Lenders disbursing the SBA’s loans for small business affected by COVID-19 start taking applications tomorrow. Yours should be among them – this money is going to go fast. Need guidance? Start here.

The AAFP again voiced frontline physicians’ critical need for more personal protective equipment as they battle COVID-19. Together with its peers in the Council of Medical Specialty Societies in an April 2 statement, the Academy called on federal, state and local authorities to meet that need, improve distribution processes and safeguard health care workers’ right to speak out.

The Academy's push for broad telehealth latitude in the fight against COVID-19 delivered a substantial win March 30, when CMS announced plans to temporarily relax a number of key regulations. The move positions family physicians to respond far more nimbly against the pandemic and includes other measures to relieve administrative burden and reinforce staffing.

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Help Fight for Family Medicine

Family medicine is a worthy fight. Lend your voice to the issues most important to you as a family physician with the AAFP’s Speak Out tool, and access toolkits to help you affect change in your area.

Get involved at the grassroots level with the AAFP Grassroots Advocacy Resources >>
Unite with your fellow family physicians in the Family Medicine Action Network >>
Reach out to Congress using our Speak Out tool >>

Advocacy By Topic

Stay informed on both state and federal issues using our topic-focused repository. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

Support the Cause


Get involved in the FamMedPAC to help elect candidates who will impact the ongoing fight for family medicine.

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Start with State Advocacy

It all starts with the states: use state-level advocacy tools in both state and federal advocacy efforts. Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.  Get involved >>

Track Ongoing Efforts

Keep up with federal and state legislation as developments occur. Learn about the AAFP’s principles of health care reform.

In The Trenches

Read the In the Trenches blog, where AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin weighs in on the importance of advocacy and practice enhancement efforts. More >>