March 06, 2019 04:21 pm — Family physicians can learn about the value of patient engagement through 11 case studies, a free webinar and more delivered by a team associated with Family Medicine for America's Health.Full Story »
Family Medicine for America's Health
In August 2013, the AAFP joined with seven other national family medicine organizations -- the AAFP Foundation, the American Board of Family Medicine, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the North American Primary Care Research Group and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine -- to examine the challenges and opportunities facing family medicine and define a path forward in the rapidly changing health care landscape.
The resulting collaboration, dubbed Family Medicine for America’s Health(fmahealth.org), is engaging primary care health professionals, patients, policymakers and other key stakeholders to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and spotlight the value of true primary care. To complement this strategic work, Family Medicine for America’s Health has launched a communications campaign -- Health is Primary(healthisprimary.org) -- to advocate the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care and drive patient activation.
AAFP News has been covering this initiative since its inception. Here's a look back at some of that coverage.
Recent Family Medicine for America's Health News
03/05/2019 — Results of focus group sessions with medical students at allopathic schools across the United States show that the decision to specialize in family medicine is influenced by several factors.
03/04/2019 — A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education & Development Tactic Team.
07/31/2017 — Physicians at the opening event of the AAFP's 2017 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students called on attendees to become agents of change.
05/23/2017 — The Health is Primary campaign from Family Medicine for America's Health has released survey data showing strong positive attitudes toward and opinions about primary care across the country.
More Family Medicine for America's Health Content
- 03/27/2017 — Capitol Hill Panel Touts Innovations in Coordinated Care
- 01/11/2017 — Health is Primary: Use New Year to Promote Fitness, Nutrition
- 12/07/2016 — Health is Primary: Engaged Patients Are Healthier Patients
- 11/09/2016 — Health is Primary Campaign Focuses on Caregiver Health
- 10/12/2016 — October Campaign Focuses on Championing Primary Care
- 09/19/2016 — Health is Primary Building Support for Strong Primary Care Foundation
- 09/14/2016 — Health is Primary Campaign Focuses on Healthy Aging
- 08/12/2016 — Health is Primary Focuses on Promoting Value of Immunizations
- 08/02/2016 — Health is Primary Panel Preaches Primary Care Advocacy
- 07/19/2016 — Iora Primary Care Gets Creative in Tackling Chronic Disease