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

    Academy Steps Up APM Advocacy

    In three recent letters the AAFP, alongside other medical groups and scores of primary care practices, called on CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to improve alternative payment models. With the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model ending this year, the AAFP urged enhancements to the Primary Care First model.

    AAFP Welcomes THCGME Legislation

    The Doctors of Community Act would permanently authorize and expand the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, fulfilling a key Academy advocacy goal. The legislation addresses a workforce shortage in communities that most need primary care, the AAFP said in a June 2 letter.

    AAFP Work Visible in Important Legislation

    Following talks with the Academy and direct advocacy from members this month, the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act of 2021 has been reintroduced in the Senate. The AAFP urges swift passage of the legislation, which would match Medicaid primary care payment rates to at least those of Medicare.

    Working for Our Members in Washington

    We've got wins to share! Examining 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 the interests of family physicians and the importance of primary care. Follow the AAFP’s advocacy work with the new 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.

    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.