Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

CHIP funding is ending 9/30, which means millions of children could soon be affordable insurance and access to care. The AAFP joined other health care organizations urging Congress to reauthorize funds aligning with our policy on children’s health and continues to push this important issue forward.


The AAFP supports the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017, as it helps continue funding for training residents and keeps the health care system rooted in primary care.


Repeal and replace is still on the table in Washington. We believe everyone should have access to essential health care services, and have voiced our concerns over dismantling elements of the ACA. However, the bipartisan solution proposed by Senators Alexander and Murray is a step in the right direction: read our response

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 >>


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 that will impact the ongoing fight for family medicine.
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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 >>