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Building the Family Physician Workforce

Oct 15, 2019 - 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 : Stay Informed

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

Tobacco Use

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the prevention and treatment of tobacco and nicotine addiction, including the use of e-cigarettes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Women's Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Medical Student Debt

Oct 15, 2019 - Because the cost of medical education impacts the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/debt.html

Scope of Practice

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/scope.html

Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - Investment in the primary care workforce is vital, so the AAFP seeks to preserve funding for GME residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to protect and increase funding for the Title VII program, as it is a key component in building the family physician workforce.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/title-vii.html

Medicare Coverage

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for primary care physicians and their patients by calling for expanded health care coverage, including Medicare coverage.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicare.html

Health Care Delivery

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports access to basic health care services for all people that improves health outcomes via patient-centered, cost-effective care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Oct 15, 2019 - Follow the AAFP's work on developing payment policies that support the exchange of medical info from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/telehealth.html

Direct Primary Care -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/dpc.html

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP recommends the study of APMs to inform regulatory changes on payment, including the merit-based incentive program and the primary care spend model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/apms.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 19, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Interoperability

Sep 12, 2019 - The AAFP seeks to keep physicians concerns central as information technologies are integrated into an effective, patient centered health care system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr/interoperability.html

Analyzing AAFP Advocacy During the 115th Congress

Sep 11, 2019 - The Academy's Government Relations team is constantly fighting for family medicine and AAFP members on the Hill. Learn more about recent efforts.

Advocacy : Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/fm-wins.html

State Advocacy Webinars

Sep 11, 2019 - Learn about issues influencing health care and how AAFP constituent chapters are advancing family medicine-focused policies at the state level.

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/marketplace.html

2019 Donors by Recognition Level

Aug 8, 2019 - 2019 FamMedPAC donors by club level

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac/mem/recognition/2019bylevel.mem.html

Medical Home

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes the Medical Home model provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/medhome.html

State Legislative Issue Backgrounders

Jul 26, 2019 - State Legislative Issue Backgrounders from the AAFP Center for State Policy

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Scope of Practice for Pharmacists

Jul 18, 2019 - In this webcast, the representatives from the AAFP, AMA, and Idaho AFP lead a discussion about state efforts to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice and best practices to address this legislative trend.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-scope-pharmacists.mem.html

Primary Care Caucus

Jul 8, 2019 - The Primary Care Caucus focuses its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive, continuous, and connected.

Advocacy : Track and Discuss the Issues

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/track/primary-care-caucus.html

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Vaccine Exemptions

Apr 22, 2019 - During this webcast, hear from experts on vaccine exemption trends and chapter experiences while advocating for strong vaccine laws.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-vaccine-exemptions.mem.html

VoterVoice: State Chapter Advocacy Tools

Apr 22, 2019 - In this webcast, learn more about VoterVoice capabilities and the services available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/webinars/webcast-votervoice.mem.html

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the US gives the history of the AAFP and health care reform plus the plans moving forward.

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

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

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