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AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

The AAFP's advocacy work around health information technology aims to improve communication between patients, family physicians, payers, and pharmacies.

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Workforce

The AAFP believes primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation, so we work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support it.

AAFP Advocacy Conferences

The AAFP hosts annual advocacy-centered events to empower its members with the most up-to-date information on our most important issues.

AAFP: Congress 101

Learn more about Congress so you can jump start your advocacy efforts on behalf of family medicine.

AAFP: Lobbying 101

Make the most of your upcoming congressional meeting by learning about lobbying, which is an important part of the advocacy process.

AAFP State Advocacy: Webinars

Learn about issues influencing health care and how AAFP constituent chapters are advancing family medicine-focused policies at the state level.

AAFP Advocacy: Recent Family Medicine Wins

The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

Cancellations and Course Refunds

Learn about the cancellation and refund policy for AAFP's courses and events.


View frequently asked questions about AAFP CME including events, activities, and types of CME credit.

Courses and Meetings FAQs

Find answers to your questions about AAFP's courses and meetings.

Reporting CME Credit to Other Organizations

Learn about reporting CME credit to organizations other than the AAFP.

Obtain and Report CME Credit

Get answers to frequently asked questions on how to report your CME credits.

Your CME Report

Learn how to obtain a report on CME credits earned, and how to utilize this information to manage your AAFP learning requirements.

Stream Family Medicine Update CME Virtual Conference

Stay current in your practice with AAFP's Family Medicine Update CME virtual conference Nov 10-14, 2020. Register for the full course or half-day sessions.

Types of CME Credit

Learn about and view examples of the various types of CME credit.

Stream AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME Virtual Conference

Geriatric Medicine Livestream lets you earn live CME and better manage aging patients’ health needs, plus updates on geriatric E/M coding and Medicare billing.

Stream Neurology/Behavioral Health CME Virtual Conference

Neurology and Behavioral Health Livestream improves your ability to evaluate, treat, and manage neurological and behavioral health conditions.


View all AAFP CME audio activities.

AAFP Subscription CME

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AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

Browse by Format

Browse AAFP CME activities by format including livestream, audio, subscription, print, and online.


View list of free AAFP CME including activities just for members.

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

CME Credit Application Process

Learn how to navigate the application process for AAFP CME credit.

Activity Audits

Learn about the AAFP's CME Credit System audit process.

Application Checklists

View checklists you will need to apply for AAFP CME credit.

Credit Calculation and Credit Terms

Learn to calculate CME credit and understand the credit terms to apply for AAFP CME credit.

Credit System FAQs

Access responses to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the application process.

AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

Pathways and Session Formats

Learn about different pathways and session formats when applying for AAFP CME credit.


Learn the latest news from the AAFP Credit System that includes updates to applying for CME credit.

Translation to Practice (t2p)

Learn about the Translation to Practice (t2p) program, which offers CME credits to individuals for taking what they learn in a CME activity and translating it to their practice.


Watch video tutorials to help CME providers through the AAFP Credit System accreditation process.

AAFP CME Faculty

Share your passion for family medicine with others -- learn how to get involved as an AAFP CME faculty member.

Becoming AAFP CME Faculty

Learn why medical professionals may choose to serve as AAFP CME faculty members and the characteristics that qualify you for a position.

CME Faculty Resource Center

Find content development tools designed to help AAFP CME faculty develop high-quality educational materials for family physicians.

Family Medicine Certification

Resources to help you meet your ABFM Family Medicine Certification Requirements. CME board review, KSA working groups, METRIC and the new PerformanceNavigator.

ALSO Latest Announcements

Latest Announcements regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

ALSO Armed Forces

AAFP's Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program.


Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) publications and other material are copyrighted by the AAFP and all rights are reserved. The AAFP may grant permission to use or reprint copyrighted material.


Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

Hold a Course

Bring the very best training opportunity to maternity care providers in your area when you hold an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course. Begin the process here.

Become an ALSO Instructor

Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

Global ALSO

Discover the difference being made by the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) reducing infant and maternal morbidity and mortality throughout the world.

AAFP CME by Topic

Search for AAFP CME activities by topic.

AAFP CME on Adult Medicine

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Adult Medicine and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME for Board Review

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education for Family Medicine Board Review and earn CME credit.

Cardiovascular Conditions


Child and Adolescent Health CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on child and adolescent health plus earn CME credit.

View Chronic Conditions AAFP CME Options

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on chronic conditions and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Emergency and Urgent Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Emergency and Urgent Care plus earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Endocrinology

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on endocrinology and earn CME credit.

Family Medicine Update AAFP CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Family Medicine Update and earn CME credit.


View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education for FMX and earn CME credit.

Geriatric Medicine AAFP CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on geriatric medicine and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Hospice and Palliative Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on Hospice and Palliative Care and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Infectious Diseases

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on infectious diseases and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Neurologic Disorders

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on neurologic disorders and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Pain Management

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pain management and earn CME credit.

AAFP Performance Improvement CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on performance Improvement and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Physician Well-being

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on physician well-being and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Procedural Skills

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on procedural skills and earn CME credit.

Pulmonary Medicine AAFP CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pulmonary medicine and earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Skin/Dermatology Conditions

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on skin conditions and diseases plus earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Wellness/Preventive Care

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on wellness and preventive care plus earn CME credit.

AAFP CME on Women's Health

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on women's health and earn CME credit.

AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

Find out all of the opportunities that the AAFP has for exhibiting at national events. National Conference and Family Medicine Experience (FMX) have many ways for organizations to have the opportunity to get in front of AAFP members.

Caring for School-Aged Patients

Help school-aged patients stay healthy and safe. Take the opportunity to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth during their formative years.


Resources to help family physicians improve symptom recognition, diagnosis and improve the quality of life for people with lupus.

Care Resources

Patients are very individual. But when they face common health issues, family physicians can look to the AAFP for resources to help manage their care.

Physical Safety

Ofice visits are the perfect time to remind active patients about safe ways to care for their bodies . The summer months can also mean sharing reminders about heat-related illness, skin damage and drowning risk.

Respiratory Health

Get information on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic respiratory conditions.

Recommendations by Type: Clinical Practice Guidelines

View all AAFP and AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guidelines.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

All Clinical Recommendations By Topic

The AAFP equips you with the data, knowledge, competencies and skills to provide high quality, evidence-based care of your patients in the context of family and community. Our clinical recommendations provide you with evidence-based guidance about preventive care, diagnosis and ...

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

Current Hot Topics

It’s urgent when an illness, trend or product threatens to negatively affect patients’ health. Family physicians need resources to understand the issue and communicate with patients.

Health Emergencies

Family physicians play an important role in protecting the health of patients when a disaster or emergency occurs.

Recent Outbreaks

The AAFP works to understand the implications for family medicine and responds by identifying what family physicians need to safely continue practicing and providing patient care.

Education for Medical Students and Residents

Understand what to look for in your during your training to nurture your interest in using you family medicine skills for global health.

Fellowships, Courses and Electives in Global Health

Learn about family medicine-specific fellowships and other learning opportunities for training in global health.

Getting Started in Global Health

Learn how to plug into the global health conversation and discover what questions to ask yourself as you become involved.

Global Health Resources

Access a detailed list of in-print and online references that speak to global health concerns.

Prevention and Wellness

Promoting positive health habits that prevent disease is foundational to primary care and family medicine.

Birth Control, Pregnancy and Childbirth

There are many considerations when it comes to caring for female patients during their childbearing years. Family physicians need resources to offer pregnancy prevention methods, manage pregnancies, and advise on post-pregnancy care.

Mental Health and Well-being

Optimal health goes far beyond just physical health. It's important to account for patients' mental health needs, which can also contribute to - or even worsen - physical conditions.

Healthy Lifestyle

Research has established significant links between factors that primary care physicians can address and a lower risk of chronic disease. The AAFP is collecting relevant information to support your patient conversations.

Social Determinants

There are many factors that affect health outcomes. These factors create barriers for patients to receive the appropriate health care, leading to higher rates of disease, complications and comorbidities.

The Medical Home: Access and Continuity

Improved access and continuity of care can positively affect patient outcomes and improve quality performance while reducing health care costs.

The Medical Home: Care Management

Care management, such as risk stratification, increases patient satisfaction and improves outcomes while reducing costs to the health care system.

The Medical Home: Comprehensiveness and Coordination

Effective care coordination can improve patient care transitions and outcomes while providing comprehensive care across the medical neighborhood.

The Medical Home: Patient and Caregiver Engagement

Patient and caregiver engagement strategies such as motivational interviewing and shared decision making can improve patient outcomes in health care.

The Medical Home: Planned Care and Population Health

Population health management helps practices identify health needs of its patient populations and develop care plans accordingly.

Coding Basics

Find medical billing coding information so you can get paid for the services you offer in your practice.

Hierarchical Condition Category Coding

Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model designed to estimate future health care costs for patients.

Coding for Newborn Care Services (99460, 99461, and 99463)

Find out the coding procedures for care given to newborn patients.

Services Not Covered by Medicare

Learn about the two categories of services not covered by Medicare, including services not deemed medically reasonable or necessary and non-covered services.

Coding for Vaccine Administration

Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.


Information on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Alternative Payment Models (APMs), or MIPS APMs, a subset of one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Hospitalists: Guidelines for Communicating With the Referring Physician

Read about hospitalists and view guidelines for communicating with referring primary care physicians.

Leading Physician Well-being

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