July 28, 2020, 01:37 pm News Staff – The AAFP's new website and mobile app are almost ready for their Aug. 17 debut, but you don't have to wait for launch day to get a preview of the changes that are coming.
Three new videos highlight how practicing family physicians, residents and students can use the new aafp.org and AAFP app to quickly and easily access streamlined content tailored for them.
Additional enhancements include improved viewability from any device and expandable mega-menus to quickly call up needed information. The new mobile app will combine the features of the current AAFP app, American Family Physician's AFP Journal app and the FPM Journal app in one place.
Your email address will be your default username for both the website and mobile app. To make sure you have access to the changes as soon as they're available, take a few moments to confirm that the AAFP has your preferred email address on file no later than noon CDT on Thursday, Aug. 13. Just visit aafp.org, click "My Account" under "Member Services" and check the email address listed under your name. You can change it by selecting "Edit Personal Info," entering your email address and clicking "Save My Account" at the bottom of the screen.
If you're using a shared email address (such as a generic practice address) that is also used by other AAFP members, you will need to add a unique email address by the Aug. 13 deadline. To change from a shared address after that date, email the AAFP Member Resource Center.
In order to bring you that enhanced experience, all AAFP websites will be unavailable beginning at 6 p.m. CDT on Aug. 13, and the new site will go live on Monday, Aug. 17. If your apps are set to automatically update, you don't need to do anything to get the new version of the app; the AAFP app will update on or around Aug. 17. You also can manually update it on the day of the launch.
Once the website is live, look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions to reset your password.
If you need assistance updating any of your information or have questions while the websites are unavailable, please contact the Member Resource Center at email@example.com or call 800-274-2237.