Resources for Policy Makers
AAFP is the Organization to Move Family Medicine Forward
The American Academy of Family Physicians looks forward to working closely with new Administration and the 115th Congress to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, efficient health care.
Our Advocacy Efforts
Primary care–and particularly family medicine–is foundational to continued progress in reforming the health care system. The complexity of care provided by family physicians is unparalleled in medicine; Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care shows that patients who have several health concerns seek the care of their family physician over subspecialists.
The policies we have identified here will enable the American people to thrive. They will ensure continued progress toward health care for all, supported by a payment system that rewards value over volume of services, that promotes prevention and wellness, that protects patients from financial barriers to needed services, and that builds a primary care physician workforce that can meet the growing demand for care. Family physicians need your administration to make these a priority as we reform and improve America’s health care system.
Please use the map and its zoom functions to select states (Hawaii and Alaska included) to view their individual family medicine statistics and to visit each AAFP State Chapter's website.