Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

Congress must act now to replace stopgap health-extender funding with long-term solutions, the Academy told House and Senate leaders in a Feb. 10 letter. Securing the THCGME program and other critical primary care access points is vital to preventing a serious disruption of U.S. care, warned the AAFP and, in a separate letter(2 page PDF), each of its state chapters.

Give Family Medicine a Voice—Yours.

The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit is a great opportunity for family physicians to get practical, hands-on experience advocating within the legislative process. Share the story of your patients and your practice while speaking alongside other passionate family physicians. You can join the fight for family medicine in Washington, DC, May 18-19, 2020. 

The Academy this month reiterated its objection to a recent executive order. The administration’s proposed expansion of scope of practice for nonphysicians "would fundamentally diminish the standard of care for patients and dismantle the physician-led team-based care model in Medicare and Medicaid," said the AAFP's Jan. 14 letter.

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 at the grassroots level with the AAFP Grassroots Advocacy Resources >>
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 >>