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.
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.
Advocate for your practice and your patients using the AAFP's template. Our grassroots tool makes it easy for you to send elected officials persuasive correspondence in your own voice.
Use our tool to locate the contact information for your senators and representatives.
Track active legislation that has the potential to affect family medicine and lobby your representative or senators to lend his or her support.
Take charge of your time with a legislator with Academy fact sheets on the issues and the protocols.
FamMedPAC backs our advocacy pushes and boosts our D.C. presence by providing support to candidates working to build alliances with family medicine.
Get in on the conversations your peers are having about policy and how to improve U.S. health care from Washington to your community.
AAFP hosts events focused on advocacy at the state and federal levels, bringing together policy-minded members to sharpen our message, increase the power of individual meetings with elected leaders, and amplify our strong collective voice.