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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.


Patient Engagement Movement Gains Strength Nationwide

Case Studies, Webinar, Video Designed to Inform, Inspire

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.

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Recent Family Medicine for America's Health News

What Drives Medical Students to Choose Family Medicine?

FMAHealth Focus Groups Uncover Key Factors

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.

National Survey Reveals Positive Attitudes Toward Primary Care

Health is Primary Tool Can Search, Report Data by State, Congressional District

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.

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