• State Legislative Conference

    SLC 2020 Conference: We're going virtual!

    • Virtual conferences in September, October, November, and December
    • Connect with health policy experts
    • Get informed on issues impacting health care in your state

    Be an advocate for family medicine.

    Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change where you live.

    Spread out over four months, SLC 2020 will expand the number of opportunities to connect with health policy experts, family physicians, chapter leaders, and AAFP staff. Below is registration and information about each of this year’s sessions.


    Eric Waskowicz
    Manager, Center for State Policy

    2020 Virtual Sessions

    State Roundtable

    Wednesday, September 23
    2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

    We learn best when we learn from each other! During this webex, we’ll discuss the top five issues chapters tackled during the 2020 session, lessons learned, and the legislative agenda for 2021. Winners of the Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award will be honored during this time.

    Primary Care Spend

    Wednesday, October 28
    2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

    Studies have shown that greater investment in primary care leads not only to better health outcomes but also lower amounts of medical spending overall. Unfortunately, most states don’t have an idea how many cents on every dollar are devoted to primary care. Some states have changed that. This session will focus on efforts to quantify and increase primary care investment.

    Expert Panel: Rachel Block, Project Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund

    Chapter Panel: Massachusetts AFP, Nebraska AFP, Washington AFP

    Payment Reform

    Wednesday, November 18
    3:00-5:00 p.m. ET

    Primary care has always been underfunded, but the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the critical need of payment reform to sustain primary care. During this session, we’ll discuss policy solutions for primary care to maintain a viable health care system throughout the pandemic and into the future.

    Expert Panel: Purva Rawal, PhD, Principal, CapView Strategies

    Chapter Panel: Maryland AFP, Oregon AFP, Texas AFP

    Administrative Burden

    Wednesday, December 16
    2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

    States recognize the administrative challenges facing physicians and are implementing policies to relieve these costly and time-intensive burdens. Hear from experts on policy proposals to put physicians back in front of patients.

    Expert Panel:

    • Emily Carroll, JD, Senior Legislative Attorney, American Medical Association
    • Patrick Stone, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy, National Psoriasis Foundation

    Chapter Panel: Michigan AFP, Pennsylvania AFP