Health is Primary

The AAFP, along with seven other national leadership organizations within the family medicine specialty (the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, American Board of Family Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Association of Departments of Family Medicine, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, North American Primary Care Research Group, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine) have examined the challenges and opportunities facing family medicine, and defined a path forward in the rapidly changing health care landscape.

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Family Medicine for America's Health

A Strategy for Family Medicine’s Future

We want to transform the family medicine specialty to ensure that we can meet the nation’s health care needs and ultimately, improve the health of every American.  Specifically, this means:

- Furthering the evolution of the patient-centered medical home

 - Advancing the use of technology

Ensuring a strong primary care workforce 

Shifting to comprehensive primary care payment