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Advocacy

The AAFP fights on behalf of the speciality of family medicine and its members at the federal and state levels.

Advocacy

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

Medicare Coverage

The AAFP advocates for primary care physicians and their patients by calling for expanded health care coverage, including Medicare coverage.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/medicare.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

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

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it.html

Medical Liability

The AAFP supports medical liability reform of regulation that continue to have a negative impact on the cost of health care for patients and physicians.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/medical-liability.html

Administrative Simplification

Reducing administrative burden is a critical step in protecting the overall well-being of family physicians and reducing the cost of health care.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/simplification.html

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.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce.html

Injury Prevention and Violence

Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/injury-violence.html

AAFP Advocacy: Research

The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/primary-care-research.html

Reform Principles for U.S. Health Care System

Read the AAFP’s guidelines for Congress to improve individual health and the health care system.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/reform-principles.html

AAFP: Grassroots

Use the AAFP’s grassroots advocacy resources to help maximize your voice in advocating for family medicine with your Senators and Representatives.

Advocacy : Fight with Us for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/grassroots.html

Using Speak Out

Learn how to use the AAFP’s Speak Out tool, which makes it easy for you to reach out to Congress on the issues you care about.

Advocacy : Fight with Us for Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fight/speak-out/using-speak-out.html

State Advocacy: All Webcasts

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

Advocacy : State Advocacy Efforts

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/state/webinars/all-webcasts.html

AAFP: Congressional Bill Tracker

Use the AAFP’s bill tracker to see which pieces of legislation have the potential to impact you and where your legislators stand on those issues.

Advocacy : Track Family Medicine Bills and Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/congressional-bill-tracker.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Coverage

Learn about the AAFP's advocacy work around changes in health care coverage systems and processes, including changes to the ACA, CHIP, and more.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage.html

AAFP Advocacy: Legal Issues

The AAFP advocates on behalf of family physicians in an increasingly complex legal environment, such as simplifying administrative burden and HIPAA.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Payment

Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment.html

AAFP Advocacy: Health Care Delivery

The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery.html

AAFP Advocacy: Public Health

The AAFP advocates for primary care-centered public health and preventive medicine policies.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health.html

Health Care Delivery Primer

The Health Care Reform Primer covers the most recent policy principles and considerations guiding AAFP engagement on health care reform efforts.

Advocacy : Advocacy Campaigns

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/hc-primer.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Information for family physicians from the AAFP as the health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/aca.html

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of CHIP, which cares for uninsured children and is a vital part of the primary care system.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/chip.html

Medicaid Coverage

The AAFP advocates for fair, effective Medicaid regulations impacting family physicians and their patients.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/medicaid.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/acos.html

Medical Home

The AAFP believes the Medical Home model provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/medical-home.html

End-of-Life Care

Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about end-of-life care plans.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/end-of-life.html

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