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    Advocacy: Fighting for Family Medicine

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

    The AAFP’s Latest Advocacy Work

    Federal Trade Commission Noncompete Ban Updates

    The FTC recently finalized a rule banning noncompete agreements. In this podcast episode, learn about the impact of this rule, including the court challenges it now faces.  

    Rules for Better Medicaid Payment Reflect AAFP Advocacy

    One of the just-issued rules will require state Medicaid programs to publicly post and compare their primary care fee-for-service payment rates to corresponding Medicare FFS payment amounts.

    AAFP President Delivers Senate Testimony on Medicare Payment 

    AAFP President Steven Furr, M.D., FAAFP, told U.S. senators that billing for primary care under fee-for-service “is like trying to cut a roll of paper with a hole punch rather than a pair of scissors.” 


    Search 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.

    Lend Your Voice

    Amplify 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 in Advocacy

    Learn how you can join the Academy's efforts to transform the practice environment through advocacy.

    Primary Care Caucus

    This bipartisan caucus educates members of Congress and their staffs on critical primary care issues affecting their districts and advocates for policies that strengthen primary care.

    Family Medicine PAC

    Help us achieve a long-term solution in Medicare physician payment, address the administrative burdens you and your patients face daily, and back the next generation of family physicians.  

    Key Contacts Program

    This network pairs AAFP members with congressional leaders and elected officials supportive of priorities of family physicians to champion legislation and public policy.


    Learn where your state stands on important, emerging issues related to primary care. Access toolkits, browse resources related to state advocacy, and connect with your state chapter.