• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AFP

    American Family Physician (AFP) is committed to enhancing our content and editorial processes to confront systemic racism and health inequities. Our entire editing team endorsed an action plan to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in AFP, and updates will be made on this site as these plans and projects evolve.

    • AFP has collaborated with other family medicine publications in a joint statement describing our commitment and call to action to confront systemic racism and health disparities through content, editorial processes, and sharing resources. 
    • AFP editors will strive to include and solicit content related to cultural competency, health equity, and systemic racism in health care.
    • AFP will continue to update online collections of journal content related to cultural competency, health equity, and racism and will promote these collections in a variety of channels.
    • AFP will review and update our policies to ensure the use of inclusive language and eliminate words and phrases that reflect systemic biases.
    • AFP will create a new editorial role, Medical Editor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to support its clinical content and curriculum.
    • AFP will convene a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team to inform and support its clinical content and curriculum.
    • AFP will develop goals to increase recruitment of authors, editors, and peer reviewers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.