Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

On August 9, the Academy called on the EPA to ban asbestos and asbestos products to protect patients, families, and communities from a substance linked to approximately half of all occupational cancer deaths. "There is no safe form of asbestos, nor is there a safe level of asbestos exposure," the letter said.

Is simpler better? AAFP is taking a critical look at a blending of E/M codes in the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. What's meant to streamline is provoking early worry.

AAFP's evaluation of CMS' proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule starts with the agency's decision to combine that rule with recommendations for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program.

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

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 >>