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.
Urge Congress to Assist Family Physicians
Join the Academy in stressing to Congress(3 page PDF) that financial support for primary care practices must be a critical component of any comprehensive COVID-19 action plan.
The AAFP’s first "Week of Action" — in which Academy members are using online meetings and social media to lobby their elected officials — is underway. The message: Stabilize, strengthen and sustain primary care. Take part by joining the FMAN community and make time for an all-member town hall, including members of Congress, at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 3.
AAFP backs bill to create COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force: In a May 28 letter to congressional leaders, the Academy voiced strong support for legislation addressing health inequities that intersect with the pandemic.
Community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid providers, need immediate financial assistance, the Academy and six other medical groups told HHS in a May 19 letter. In a separate letter co-signed by the American College of Physicians, the AAFP called on the agency to target provider relief to primary care physicians(3 page PDF).
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