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About Us- The AAFP

All about the AAFP, its members, and its mission.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about.html

Family Medicine Facts

Family medicine is the most versatile of all physician specialties and family physicians are just as diverse as their patients.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts.html

Engage with the AAFP

Learn the different ways your organization can partner with the AAFP to share in the goal of providing family physicians and their teams with the best resources and education tools.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp.html

Why Family Medicine?

Learn why family medicine is such an important audience to reach as part of engaging with the AAFP.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp/why-family-medicine.html

Events and Opportunities: Participate as a Speaker, Presenter, or Exhibitor

Put your stamp on family medicine by participating as a speaker, poster presenter, exhibitor, or author.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/events-opportunities.html

ANA Screen, IFA, Reflex Titer/Pattern

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain systems. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. Laboratory testing can provide useful information, but ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/ana-screen-ifa-reflex-titer-pattern.html

Autoimmune Testing for Primary Care Referrals Webinar Recap

Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain systems. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. In May, Quest Diagnostics hosted a live educational webinar that ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/autoimmune-testing-for-primary-care-referrals-webinar-recap.html

Autoimmune Testing in Primary Care for Rheumatology Referrals

Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain systems. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. Testing for autoimmune diseases helps you evaluate your patient’s ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/autoimmune-testing-in-primary-care-for-rheumatology-referrals.html

Allergy Trigger? Simplify KNOWING for Patients With Asthma

Allergies, respiratory infections, and asthma often present with similar symptoms, making them difficult to differentiate. Being able to rule in or rule out allergies as the cause of your patients’ symptoms can help inform better treatment decisions. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/allergy-trigger-simplify-knowing-for-patients-with-asthma1.html

Apply the DATAA Model for Simple CGM Data Interpretation

Real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) generates multiple points of glucose data, while also revealing patterns and trends to support discovery learning for the person living with diabetes. Dexcom CLARITY clinic software is a powerful tool for healthcare professionals to ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/apply-the-dataa-model-for-simple-cgm-data-interpretation.html

Is It Parkinson’s Disease or Could It Be Essential Tremor?

Essential tremor is often mistaken for Parkinson’s, but it is eight times more common and affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. A proper diagnosis is the first step toward treatment.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/is-it-parkinsons-disease-or-could-it-be-essential-tremor.html

COVID-19 Pandemic: Changes in Drug Testing and Positivity

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommended the postponement of medical prevention services that could not be performed virtually. Clinical drug monitoring, which can include monitoring of nonprescribed or illicit drugs, was one service affected by the CDC recommendation. ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/covid-19-pandemic-changes-in-drug-testing-and-positivity.html

Meet our Leadership

The AAFP is governed by a Congress of Delegates, a Board of Directors, and a number of commissions and committees.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership.html

Prioritize Home Safety This National Safety Month and Beyond

This National Safety Month, help patients remember safe practices when it comes to handling and using household cleaners around young children. As families spend more time at home and have more cleaning products readily available due to the ongoing pandemic, now is a crucial time to ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/prioritize-home-safety-this-national-safety-month-and-beyond.html

AAFP Blogs

The AAFP offers several different blogs showcasing voices representing the specialty of family medicine.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/blogs.html

ABFM Director Nominations

Information about applying to be an ABFM director.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/abfm-director-nom.html

AAFP Delegates to the AMA

Information about becoming an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-delegates.html

Commission Descriptions

Descriptions of the different commission groups at the AAFP.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions.html

Resident Leaders

Learn more about the resident leaders at the AAFP.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/student-resident/resident-leaders.html

AAFP Definitions for Policy Statement, Position Paper and Discussion Paper

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians articulates its policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-policy-statement-position-paper-discussion-paper.html

AAFP Mission Statement

Read the mission statement for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-mission-statement.html

Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality

Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-confidentiality.html

Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and Contraception

Read the AAFP's position on treating the sexual health and availability of contraception to adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-sexuality.html

Adolescent Health Care, Role of the Family Physician

Read the AAFP's position on family physicians' qualified expertise in treating adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-role.html

Aging

Read AAFP's support of research, education and resident training related to the care of aging patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aging.html

AMA Principles of Medical Ethics

View the AMA Principles of Medical Ethics.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/amaprinciples-medicalethics.html

Antitrust Policy

Read the AAFP's anti-trust policy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/anti-trust-policy.html

Antibiotic Resistance, Food Production and Human Health

Read AAFP's position on the reducing antibiotic use in food production.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/antibiotic-resistance.html

Bloodborne Pathogens

Read AAFP's policy on strategies to prevent the transfer of blood borne infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/bloodborne-pathogens.html

Considerations for Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and COVID-19

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-covid19.html

Business Principles, Undergraduate Medical Education

Read the AAFP's support of undergraduate medical curriculum.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/business-principles-undergraduate-medical-education.html

Cancer Care

Read AAFP's position on the elements of quality care for patients with cancer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cancer-care.html

Child Abuse

Read AAFP's policy on issues and education relating to child abuse.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/child-abuse.html

Clinical Recommendations

Browse through AAFP's clinical recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-recommendations.html

Clinical Proctoring

Read the AAFP's position on clinical proctoring as an important peer review tool.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-proctoring.html

CME Requirements for AAFP Membership

Learn more about AAFP's policy on CME requirements for AAFP membership.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-requirements.html

Collective Bargaining as an Integral Part of Single Payer

Read AAFP's policy statement on Collective Bargaining as an Integral Part of Single Payer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/collective-bargaining.html

Collective Negotiation

Read AAFP's position on granting anti-trust exemptions for physicians who participate in collective negotiations with health insurance companies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/collective-negotiation.html

Commission Meetings, Officer Attendance At

Read the AAFP policy on the number of officers allowed to attend cluster meetings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/commission-meetings-officer-attendance.html

Comprehensive Care, Access to

Read AAFP's support for healthcare access regardless of social or economic status.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/comprehensive-care-access.html

Continuity and Coordination of Care Long-Term Care Facilities

Read about AAFP's position on continuity and coordination of care in long-term care facilities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/continuity-coordination-care-long-term-care-facilities.html

Corporal Punishment in Schools

Read about AAFP's policy on corporal punishment in schools.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/corporal-punishment-schools.html

Coverage of Vitamin D Supplementation for Infants

Read AAFP's policy statement on coverage of vitamin d supplementation for infants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/coverage-vitamin-d.html

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

Read the AAFP's policy on direct to consumer genetic testing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-to-consumer-genetic-testing.html

Disaster Planning

Read about AAFP's policy on disaster planning.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/disaster-planning.html

Discipline in Schools

Read about AAFP's policy on discipline in schools.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/discipline-in-schools.html

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - AAFP Legislative Stance

Read AAFP's policy on Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration numbers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-enforcement-administration.html

Domestic Partner Benefits

Read AAFP's policy on domestic partner benefits.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/domestic-partner-benefits.html

Drugs - Identification

Read about AAFP's policy on the use of a uniform identification code for individual drug capsules and tablets.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drugs-identification.html

Drugs, Prescribing

Learn about AAFP's policy on drug prescribing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drugs-prescribing.html

Education, Physician Retraining

Read AAFP's policy onEducation, Physician Retraining.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/education.html

Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians in

Learn about AAFP's policy on family physician role in emergency medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/emergency-medicine.html

Equal Representation of Women in Family Medicine

Read the AAFP's policy on women in family medicine, including the goal for more women in leadership roles at the Academy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/equal-representation.html

End Corporal Punishment of Children

Read about AAFP's policy on ending corporal punishment of children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/end-corporal-punishment-children.html

Expedited Partner Therapy

Learn about AAFP's policy on expedited partner therapy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/expedited-partner-therapy.html

Family, Definition of

Read AAFP's definition of family.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-definition.html

Family Medicine, Definition of

Learn AAFP's definition of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-medicine-definition.html

Expectations of Family Medicine Residency Graduates

Learn about AAFP's policy on expectations of family medicine residency graduates.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/expectations-family-medicine-graduates.html

Fee-splitting

Read about AAFP's policy on fee-splitting

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fee-splitting.html

Genital Surgeries in Intersex Children

Read AAFP's policy on Genital Surgeries in Intersex Children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/genital-surgeries.html

Fees to Physicians for Referrals to Other Health Care Providers

Read about AAFP's policy on fees to physicians for referrals to other health care providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fees-referrals.html

Fellowship, Definition

Read AAFP's definition of fellowship.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fellowship-definition.html

"Frontier Areas," Medical Care Roles

Read AAFP's policy on medical roles in frontier areas.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/frontier-areas.html

Good Samaritan Law

Read AAFP's policy on the good Samaritan law.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/good-samaritan.html

Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on the prevention of gun violence.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/gun-violence.html

Health Benefits

Read AAFP's policy regarding health benefits.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-benefits.html

Health Education

Read about AAFP's policy on health education for patients and the public.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-education.html

Hearing Loss, Deafness, and the Hard-of-Hearing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding caring for patients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing status.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hearing-loss.html

Helmet Laws

Read the AAFP's policy on the use of helmets when riding motorcycles, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, scooters, skate board, and skating.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/helmet-laws.html

Health Literacy

Read AAFP's policy regarding health literacy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-literacy.html

Home Diagnostic Test Kits

Read AAFP's policy on home test kits.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/home-diagnostic-test-kits.html

Hospital Bylaws on Low Volume/No Volume Privileging

Learn about AAFP's policy on hospital bylaws on low volume/no volume privileging.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospital-bylaws-privileging.html

Hospice Care

Learn about AAFP's policy on hospice care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospice-care.html

Impaired and Clinically Deficient Physicians

Read about AAFP's definitions for and policies about impaired or clinically deficient physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/impaired-physicians.html

Hygiene, Personal Hygiene in School Settings

Learn about AAFP's policy on personal hygiene in school settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hygiene.html

Implicit Bias

Learn more about the AAFP policy on Implicit Bias.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/implicit-bias.html

Hospitals, Transfer of Patients

Read about AAFP's policy on the transfer of a patient from one hospital to another.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospitals-transfer-patients.html

Independent Practice

Read the AAFP policy on Independent Practice.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/independent-practice.html

Information Technology Used in Health Care

Read about AAFP's policy on health information technology.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/information-technology.html

Integrative Medicine, Credit for CME Activities

Learn about AAFP's policy on the accreditation of educational activities about integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine-cme-credit.html

Licensure/Relicensure, Definitions

Read about the AAFP-adopted definitions for licensure and relicensure.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/licensure-relicensure.html

Leadership Development

Read the AAFP's policy on leadership development.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/leadership-development.html

Legislative Activities

Learn about AAFP's legislative goals and activities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/legislative-activities.html

Liaison Guidelines

Learn about AAFP's liaison guidelines.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/liaison-guidelines.html

Licensure, Restricting Physician Licensure

Learn AAFP's policy on restricting physician licensure.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/licensure-restricting.html

Licensure

Read the AAFP's policy on licensure and relicensure at the state and federal levels.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/licensure.html

Long-Term Care

Learn about the AAFP's position on a federal policy for long-term care, including respite care, nursing home care and home health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/long-term-care.html

Medicaid, Core Principles

Learn about AAFP's support of policies related to Medicaid care and payments.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicaid-principles.html

Medicaid Services

Read about AAFP's policy regarding medicaid services, coverage and quality of care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicaid-services.html

Medical Identification

Read about the AAFP's support of medical identification to improve care in emergency situations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-identification.html

Medical Student Access to Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Read about the AAFP's support of medical students gaining access to patient electronic medical records.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-student-emr.html

Medical Waste Disposal in Non-Medical Locations

Read the strategies the AAFP recommends to ensure the safe disposal of medical waste.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-waste-disposal.html

Membership Designation

Explore the different levels of membership in AAFP including fellow, member and diplomate.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/membership-designation.html

Medicare Payment

Read the AAFP's call for realignment of the Medicare payment system to provide more equitable payment to family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicare-payment.html

Mercury in Food as a Human Health Hazard

Read about AAFP's support of testing of mercury levels in seafood and family physician's role in managing health risks.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mercury.html

Menstrual Hygiene Products, Access to

Read the AAFP's policy statement on access to menstrual hygiene products.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/menstrual-hygiene-products.html

Military Service, Physicians' Draft

Read AAFP's opposition to a draft of physicians into the armed services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/military-service.html

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/neonatal-circumcision.html

Needle Exchange Programs and Safe Injection Sites

Read the AAFP's position on needle exchange programs and safe injection sites.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/needle-exchange.html

New Physician, Definition

Read the AAFP's definition of new physician.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/new-physician.html

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