• Grassroots Advocacy Resources

    The Academy offers an array of resources to help you reach lawmakers and maximize the impact of your communication with them, whether by social media, phone or — best of all — in person.


    As a practicing family physician, briefed on health care and expert in the needs of your patients, you're a uniquely valuable constituent to your elected officials.

    They count on your knowledge and insights. And your practice and your community benefit when your state and federal leaders understand what family medicine does — as well as what the specialty needs to thrive.

    Lend Your Voice

    Have a minute? Use our Speak Out tool to amplify your voice and help shape the future of family medicine.

    Meet With Your Legislator

    Help connect the dots between policies and the work you’re doing when lawmakers return to your district. 

    Track Legislation

    Track congressional bills with the potential to affect family physicians and know where your legislators stand on these issues.


    Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Alex McDonald's Path to Public Service

    Dr. McDonald is a family physician who specializes in sports medicine and is a passionate advocate for family medicine. From an initial all-member advocacy meeting to his election to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Dr. McDonald has found ways to advocate for family physicians and the patients they serve. In this interview, he shares his perspectives on advocacy and how the advocacy process is fulfilling for him personally and professionally.

    Deepen Your Advocacy

    Donate to FamMedPAC

    FamMedPAC backs our advocacy pushes and boosts our D.C. presence by providing support to candidates working to build alliances with family medicine.

    Join FMAN

    Join the Family Medicine Action Network community and get in on conversations your peers have about policy and improving U.S. health care.

    Attend an AAFP Conference

    Our events bring together policy-minded members to sharpen messaging, increase the power of meetings with elected leaders, and amplify our collective voice.