Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

In a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business's June 12 hearing(, centered on rising student-loan debt and faltering small medical practices, the AAFP called on lawmakers to develop innovative medical training programs, expand funding for federal loan and scholarship programs that target primary care, and modernize loan deductibility and repayment as proposed in the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (H.R. 1554(

A proposed HHS rule( could impede access to care by allowing discrimination against women seeking necessary reproductive health care and by stigmatizing transgender persons, warns a coalition of physician groups that includes the AAFP. "We oppose any laws and regulations that discriminate against transgender and gender-diverse individuals," reads a May 28 statement by the Group of Six(

The AAFP is among the charter members of Consumers First(, a new coalition aimed at improving the fractured U.S. health care system by addressing prices and resource inequities. Family physicians will be among the allies at the table as the group convenes to set its ambitious policy agenda.

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.

Join the fight >>

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

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