• Advocacy Action: The AAFP’s Latest D.C. Work

    Registration Extended for the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

    Sign up by April 30 for the AAFP’s all-virtual 2021 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS), happening May 18-19. This is your chance to tell your members of Congress the unique and powerful story of your practice and patients and seek their support in the fight for family medicine.

    AAFP Maternal Care Advocacy Pays Off

    On April 12, CMS marked Black Maternal Health Week by approving an Illinois project giving full Medicaid benefits to women there for 12 months postpartum. The Academy and others recently called for just this action, and the AAFP encourages the administration to let other states take similar steps to prevent maternal mortality.

    AAFP Backs Legislation to Raise Medicaid Payment

    As the House Energy & Commerce Committee begins considering legislation to bolster the Affordable Care Act, the Academy is voicing strong support for the Kids Access to Primary Care Act (H.R. 1025)— which permanently raises Medicaid payment rates for primary care services — and calling on AAFP members to add their voices.

    Working for Our Members in Washington

    We've got wins to share! Examining the Academy's critical advocacy campaigns as the battle to sustain, support  and strengthen family medicine moves forward. Check out the latest in the fight for the specialty.

    AAFP Engages the Biden-Harris Administration

    The Academy is working with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on priorities that promote the interests of family physicians and the importance of primary care. Follow the AAFP’s advocacy work with the new White House.

    Join the 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.

    Advocacy By Topic

    Stay informed on both state and federal issues. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

    Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

    The AAFP fights for policy that protects and advances the speciality of family medicine, our members, their practices, and the health of the public. Keep track of our latest advocacy victories.

    Start with State Advocacy

    Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.