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    AAFP Advocacy: Fighting for Family Medicine

    Find out what the AAFP is doing to protect and promote the specialty of family medicine.

    Advocacy Action: The AAFP’s Latest D.C. Work

    AAFP Advocacy Visible in 2024 Medicare Advantage Rulemaking

    The Academy’s push for administrative simplification gained substantial ground in a proposed rule that would overhaul aspects of Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. 

    Academy Renews Push for Medicare Add-on Code

    The AAFP is urging adoption next year of a Medicare code that values the complexity of primary care and other office and outpatient evaluation and management visits.

    Lowering of SUD Treatment Barriers Marks AAFP Win

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023's elimination of the X-waiver, an administrative hurdle slowing primary care’s response to the opioid crisis.

    Working for Our Members in Washington

    We have wins to share! Examine the Academy's critical advocacy campaigns as the battle to sustain, support and strengthen family medicine moves forward. Check out the latest in the fight for the specialty.

    AAFP Engages the Biden-Harris Administration

    The Academy is working with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on priorities that promote interests of family physicians and importance of primary care. Follow the AAFP’s advocacy work with the White House.


    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.

    Congressional Primary Care Caucus

    The bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus educates members of Congress and their staffs on critical primary care issues affecting their districts and advocates for policies that strengthen U.S. primary care.



    Join the AAFP Key Contacts Program

    Learn about our work to establish a network that pairs AAFP members with congressional leadership to help shape the future of family medicine policy.


    Start with State Advocacy

    Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues and access resources related to state advocacy.