Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

As state legislatures continue to chip away at full-scope, comprehensive primary care, bills have been introduced to expand pharmacists' scope of practice in several states. The Academy's Center for State Policy will brief members on policy trends and advocacy resources with a free webinar at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 2. Register below.

In recent letters to House members, the Academy expressed support for new drug-pricing legislation and ongoing insulin inquiries. The AAFP recognized the SPIKE Act as a way to arrest alarming rises in prescription costs for family medicine patients. And a separate correspondence to lawmakers investigating insulin prices included bracing testimonials from primary care physicians.

HHS' allocations for fiscal year 2020 should encourage increased density of primary care physicians, especially in rural areas, the AAFP told Congress in detailed written testimony March 28. The Academy asked for investment in the National Health Service Corps and the Teaching Health Center GME program, among other budget items.

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 >>