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.


Newsletters:   2015 October


Health Is Primary is a three-year communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in our health care system. Our aim is to build a primary care system that reflects the values of family medicine, puts patients at the center of their care, and improves the health of all Americans - See more at:

Health is Primary - Focus on Fitness & Nutrition:

NEW AAFP Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit Available:

A new Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit designed to help facilitate a dialog with patients on nutrition is available to AAFP members. The free toolkit has more than 300 nutrition elements.

Free fitness and nutrition resources

Health is Primary - Focus on Chronic Disease Management:

Free Resources:  Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease

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