Family physicians play a key role in providing primary care services to patients and communities – often serving as a patient’s first point of contact and taking responsibility for providing their comprehensive care.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is dedicated to serving and advocating for their physician, resident, and medical student members so that they can better serve their patients and their communities. Built on decades of proven representation, leadership, and advocacy, the AAFP supports members and the specialty with high standards and dynamic opportunities.
At the AAFP, our vision is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone. Our mission is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving our members needs with professionalism and creativity. To advance the specialty of family medicine, strengthen physicians’ collective voice, and provide solutions to enhance the patient care our members provide, we strive to:
The AAFP and its members work together to promote, support, and advance key policies, advocacy initiatives and educational programming aimed at protecting and promoting the specialty of family medicine.