• Latest Advocacy Action

    Watch the AAFP Hill Briefing

    The Academy, the ACP and the AAP delivered a pandemic frontline report to congressional staff this week on primary care priorities and payment issues. AAFP EVP Shawn Martin co-moderated "Primary Care in Crisis: How Congress Can Support Patients and Practices During and After COVID-19," on Wed., Oct. 7. Download background materials and watch the on-demand version of the briefing below.

    AAFP Lauds Anti-burnout Bill

    The Academy, as part of the Group of Six, this week endorsed legislation that would bolster measures to prevent physician suicide. The Sept. 17 letter called the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 4349) — which aims to improve the behavioral health and well-being of physicians, destigmatize treatment and identify resources for those seeking assistance — an important step in fighting burnout in the medical profession.

    AAFP: Follow the Science

    Ahead of a Sept. 23 Senate committee hearing on the COVID-19 response, the AAFP and 79 other national organizations urged health officials to put science before politics as public confidence in the vaccine trial process weakens. Government decisions must center on evidence and adhere to FDA standards, said the letter, which appeared as a Wall Street Journal advertisement.

    Join the 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.

    Advocacy By Topic

    Stay informed on both state and federal issues. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

    Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

    The AAFP fights for policy that protects and advances the speciality of family medicine, our members, their practices, and the health of the public. Keep track of our latest advocacy victories.

    Start with State Advocacy

    Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.