The AAFP believes that all people should have universal access to basic health care services and that health care delivery systems should provide cost-effective, patient-centered, high-quality care with a service emphasis.
The Academy works to show lawmakers what AAFP members know: that a primary care system centered on whole-person care and a steady patient-physician relationship leads to the best health outcomes while limiting health care costs.
This new approach will become increasingly important in shaping health care delivery. Learn about it here.
The Academy supports federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about advance-care plans.
The integration of medical home functions is key to instilling the value of primary care. Learn about the AAFP's advocacy for the model.