• On the State Front: State Advocacy

    Start with state advocacy.

    Key Family Medicine Facts

    Select your state on the interactive map and view key family medicine facts, find a link to your chapter's site, and download your state's latest fact sheets


    State Advocacy for COVID-19

    States are taking legislative action to mitigate the effects of a COVID-19 outbreak. As states continue to debate legislation, the linked backgrounder provides policy options for states to address COVID-19 that would be helpful to family physicians and the patients they serve.

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    State Legislative Conference

    Learn about the issues affecting family medicine at the state level. This year’s SLC will be held virtually October 21-22, 2021.

    Learn more about SLC »  

    Tools to Help You Speak Out on Behalf of Family Medicine

    Enhance your state advocacy with campaigns that get attention: Speak Outs, petitions, surveys, and storytelling projects. Watch this AAFP webcast on VoterVoice capabilities and the services available to chapters.

    Use this document to help draft your grassroots alert, then email it to Eric Waskowicz.

    Register for a State Advocacy Webinar

    AAFP constituent chapters have success stories and useful cautions to share as you work toward advancing family medicine in your own state.

    View webinars »

    Find Your Representatives

    Connect yourself with the right representative at the federal and state levels.

    View representatives »

    Chapter Advocacy Day Assistance Grant

    Marshall every available family physician to the statehouse with a Chapter Advocacy Day Assistance Grant.

    Apply now » 

    Webcast on grant and award opportunities »

    Primary Care Spend Grant

    Apply for a grant to advocate for primary care spend transparency measures or increased investment in primary care in your state.

    Apply now »  

    Webcast on grant and award opportunities »

    Advocacy Assets

    State Legislative Issue Backgrounders

    Prepare for meetings with lawmakers with these detailed primers on key issues affecting your state.

    View backgrounders »

    Advocacy Toolkits (Chapter Staff Only)

    Chapter staff can prepare to advocate for Academy legislative priorities by accessing a range of tools, including sample social media content and detailed issue primers.

    Access the toolkits »

    Model Legislation Library (Chapter Staff Only)

    The Academy has model legislation across a spectrum of issues to give you a head start as you draft prospective laws.

    View the model legislation library »

    Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award

    Has your chapter advanced family medicine? Apply for a Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award.

    Apply now »  

    Webcast on grant and award opportunities »

    State Chapter Grant and Resource Opportunities

    The Center for State Policy distributes $40,000 to chapters each year to fund their advocacy efforts. Find a comprehensive list of advocacy resources in this one-stop document.

    Download now »  

    Track Legislation

    State Legislative Bill Tracker

    This tool lets AAFP members follow the progress of bills in every state. It's searchable by state or topic.

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    State Legislative Summary (Chapter Staff Only)

    Connect with chapter colleagues working on similar state legislative issues.

    For State Chapter Executives Only:


    Julie Harrison jharrison@aafp.org
    Manager, Center for State Policy