On the State Front

On the State Front

It all starts with state advocacy.

Key Family Medicine Facts

Use the interactive map to select your state and view key family medicine facts and a link to your chapter's site, as well as download your state's fact sheets on the importance of family medicine.



Shelby Higgins
Manager, Center for State Policy

Take Action

State Legislative Conference

Join the fight for family medicine and learn about strategies to help you succeed in state advocacy.

Learn more about SLC »

Speak Out on Behalf of Family Medicine

State Grassroots Tools
Chapters can create Speak Outs, petitions, surveys, and story-telling projects to enhance their state level advocacy.

To learn more, watch the AAFP webcast on VoterVoice capabilities and the services available to chapters.

Use this document(3 page PDF) to help draft your grassroots alert and then email it to shiggins@aafp.org.

Register for a State Advocacy Webinar

Learn about issues influencing health care and how AAFP constituent chapters are advancing family medicine-focused policies at the state level. 

Find Your Representatives

Our tool helps connect you with the right representative both at the federal and state level.

Find your federal and state representatives »(www.votervoice.net)

Chapter Advocacy Day Assistance Grant

Apply for a Chapter Advocacy Day Assistance Grant and fight for family medicine in your state!

Advocacy Toolkits (Chapter Staff Only)

These tools are designed for members to advocate for AAFP priority issues in state capitals. Members can use these toolkits as a starting point for legislative work in their state, but please coordinate with your Chapter Executive.

Access the toolkits »

Model Legislation Library (Chapter Staff Only)

The AAFP Model Legislation Library hosts model legislation to serve as a template to create state laws on specific policy issues. Our hope is that using model legislation will make enacting family medicine-friendly state laws easier.

View the model legislation library »

Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award

Share your chapter’s contributions to further family medicine by applying for a Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award.

Track Legislation

State Legislative Tracker

The State Legislative Tracker allows AAFP members to follow legislation in your state and across the country. View this information by state or by topic of interest in the Legislative Reports list »

State Legislative Summary (Chapter Staff Only)

Connect with chapter colleagues who have faced similar state legislative issues.

For State Chapter Executives Only:



Shelby Higgins
Manager, Center for State Policy