AAFP’s Speak Out
Use Speak Out to stay informed on the issues that matter most to your patients and your practice, spread the word to your colleagues, view current congressional schedules, and – most important – view your federal and state legislators and voice your opinion to them.
Grassroots Advocacy for Family Medicine
You can make a difference during the summer congressional recess. In the coming weeks, congressional legislators will travel to their communities to learn what is important for their constituents through town hall meetings and time spent with community leaders. AAFP encourages all members to interact with these legislators to keep family medicine in a prominent position. Send a form letter, schedule time for legislators to visit your practice, plan to attend a town hall meeting, or attend other events. Go to AAFP’s Grassroots Advocacy for Family Medicine webpage to access resources.
FamMedPAC is the American Academy of Family Physicians’ federal political action committee. Its purpose is to help elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support family medicine and AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.
Connect for Family Medicine
AAFP’s online Connect for Family Medicine campaign aims to engage and energize members around health care reform issues.
> Connect for Family Medicine (AAFP member log-in required)
Robert Graham Center
The Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care conducts research and analysis that brings a family practice perspective to health policy deliberations in Washington. Founded in 1999, the center is an independent research unit working under the personnel and financial policies of the American Academy of Family Physicians.