Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

The AAFP has joined four other physician organizations to warn the administration that a proposed change to the public charge regulation jeopardizes public health by putting the government between doctors and their patients.

The AAFP emphasized four points to CMS in its response to the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule: pay FPs properly and slash their administrative burden, APMs are the best way to support family medicine, FPs must be free to give patients the best care, and solo and small practices need better support.

The Academy is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to guard a vital weapon in the fight against cancer. A proposed repeal of the indoor tanning tax would likely add to the nation's 400,000 yearly cases of skin cancer while shrinking health care funds, warns a Sept. 12 letter signed by the AAFP and 46 other organizations. Members can use the AAFP's tool to speak out against this tax repeal.

Help 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.

Get involved in advocacy with the AAFP Grassroots Toolkit >>
Unite with your fellow family physicians in the Family Medicine Action Network >>
Reach out to Congress using our Speak Out tool >>

Advocacy By Topic

Stay informed on both state and federal issues using our topic-focused repository. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

Support the Cause


Get involved in the FamMedPAC to help elect candidates who will impact the ongoing fight for family medicine.

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Start with State Advocacy

It all starts with the states: use state-level advocacy tools in both state and federal advocacy efforts. Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.  Get involved >>

Track Ongoing Efforts

Keep up with federal and state legislation as developments occur. Learn about the AAFP’s principles of health care reform.

In The Trenches

Subscribe to the In the Trenches blog, where AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin weighs in on the importance of advocacy and practice enhancement efforts. More >>