Physician Health First

Physician Health First

Your health before all else.

It's time to put your health first. By prioritizing your well-being you can help reverse the trend toward physician burnout and stay passionate about your purpose: quality patient care.
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AAFP Foundation

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is made possible by your generous contributions to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Self check.

Assess burnout with the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI).
 
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Plan your path to well-being.

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Stay well. Stay strong.

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My Well-being Resources

Start your well-being journey: Use the tabs below to select topics.

Health Care System

Get Involved
READ
Building on a Strong Foundation

A Q&A with physician well-being advocate Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP.


-- AAFP News

ENGAGE
To Fight Burnout, Organize

Affecting change to deal with social determinants of health and physicians' sense of powelessness.

-- NEJM

ENGAGE
Immunize Against Burnout

Exercising our collective power to effect change.

 

-- FPM Journal

FOLLOW
Advocacy and Family Medicine Series

Why Kevin Wong, MD, CMD, FAAFP, chooses to advocate for medicine and health care.

FOLLOW
Advocacy and Family Medicine Series

Why Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP, is making her voice heard.

FOLLOW
Advocacy and Family Medicine Series

Read how Randy Wexler, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is making a difference for himself and his patients. 

JOIN
Advocate for Family Medicine

Be heard in Washington. Unite with fellow FPs. 

Key Issues
READ
Part 2: The Future of EHRs

How will value-based care affect the development of EHRs?

WATCH
A Vision for the Future

The AAFP President's vision for a fulfilling career in family medicine.

WATCH
It's Not You. It's the System.

How the AAFP is taking on the key causes of physician burnout.

READ
Building on a Strong Foundation

A Q&A with physician well-being advocate Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP.


-- AAFP News

LEARN
A Broken System: The AAFP Response

Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits

How the AAFP is fighting to restore physician well-being.

READ
Date Night With the EHR

Administrative burden continues to be one of the main sources of physician burnout.

 

-- NEJM Catalyst

READ
Focusing on Patients, Not Paperwork

Making our voices heard to keep the focus on patient care.


 

— AAFP News: Leader Voices

READ
The Burden of Paperwork

Advocating for meaningful administrative relief.


 

— In the Trenches

LEARN
Trust the Doctors

For best results, let physicians do what they do best: care for patients.

 

 

— NEJM Catalyst

DISCOVER
Cutting Through the Red Tape

Learn how the AAFP is working toward administrative simplification.  

LEARN
Protecting Physician Payment

Gain an overview of what’s happening and where we’re headed. 

READ
Sympathy Pains

When patients suffer, physicians feel it, too.

 

 

— FPM Journal

DISCOVER
Q + A: Taking a Pause for the Cause

Less can equal more. Gain an FP’s perspective from New Zealand.



— AAFP News

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of family physicians. The initiative takes a holistic approach by recognizing and addressing the key causes of physician burnout at every level of the family physician ecosystem, including the hectic U.S. health care system, the organizations where family physicians work, their practice environment, their individual well-being, and the physician culture that often encourages self-sacrifice over self-care.  Learn more

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