Contents tagged with strategic plan

  • Members work to advance family medicine and TAFP’s strategic initiatives

    Tags: texas family physician, strategic plan, president's letter

    By Melissa Gerdes, M.D.
    TAFP President, 2010-2011

    I devote this column to our Academy members and friends. The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is, after all, only as good as our membership.

    As you will recall, TAFP held a strategic planning retreat in August 2010. We began with the anticipation that we would design a three-year plan, but it soon became a one-year plan. The group identified so many items needing urgent attention that the timeframe necessarily shortened. A physician champion paired with a TAFP staff person to design and implement each action item. Now, seven months later at Interim Session, we are well on our way to accomplishing our goals. The entire strategic plan can be viewed on www.tafp.org.

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  • New opportunities abound in the new year

    Tags: tafp, membership, communications, tafppac, president's letter, strategic plan

    By Linda Siy, M.D.
    TAFP President, 2007-2008

    Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2007 has come to an end, and 2008 lies ahead. Our TAFP stands ready to serve you in the new year and beyond, with a fresh set of initiatives and goals developed for the future.

    Last September, we convened a strategic planning group in Austin, consisting of a broad cross section of our membership. We studied the results of the recent member survey, heard your comments and know your priorities for your TAFP. We developed a concise set of goals and expectations for our Academy to move forward over the next three to five years. With the help of TAFP staff, we focused on five different areas: operations, membership, communications, education and advocacy. It is my hope and expectation that these strategic plans will help sharpen our focus on our Academy’s mission. With new Chief Executive Officer Tom Banning and new Chief Operating Officer Kathy McCarthy at the helm, our staff is motivated and ready for action. We have already begun many of the initiatives set out during strategic planning. I’ll highlight a few of these.

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