Family physicians who shared invaluable feedback through the 2022 Member Satisfaction Survey have once again helped the AAFP focus efforts to help all members build thriving practices. And while there’s more to do, respondents affirmed strategic decisions the Academy has made this fiscal year — and as part of a three-year strategic plan — to strengthen family medicine.
With 127,600 members, the AAFP has the collective strength needed to shine a light on family medicine's contribution to the health of our nation. It’s heartening to know that Academy members value both the personal and specialty-wide benefits of membership.
Your feedback affirmed that the priority areas established by the AAFP Board of Directors lines up with what you need from your Academy. Look for much more from AAFP over the next three years to:
All of this work is being implemented with diversity, equity and inclusion in mind.
We fight for family medicine by focusing on members’ most challenging issues to clear the way for what led them to family medicine in the first place — patient care. That includes launching a new Center for Practice Experience & Innovation to advance work on administrative simplification. In leading the way toward payment reform, we are helping to increase compensation to better reflect the great value family physicians bring to the health care system. We’re also lobbying to secure a healthier future for the specialty of family medicine overall, guided by policies set by family physician leaders and the AAFP Congress of Delegates each year.