Health Is Primary is a three-year communications campaign being launched by the AAFP and its seven family medicine sister organizations. Dubbed Health Is Primary,( the campaign will use advertising, news media outreach, online communications, partnerships and other outreach efforts to rally patients, employers, policymakers and other local stakeholders across the country to recognize and support the value of family medicine and primary care. Sign up for Email Updates HERE

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Annals of Family Medicine: Health Is Primary: Family Medicine for America's Health(
(October 2014 Supplement)

The core values of family medicine can transform America's health care for the better.  Learn how Family Medicine is working to promote a focus on primary care and a system that delivers on the triple aim of better health, better quality and better value.

Group Visit Resources

Institute for Alternative Futures Report: Primary Care 2025

Patient Centered Medical Home - AAFP Collection of Articles

Maine Physicians featured in NPR series:

"Primary Care Under Pressure" - the first in the series-

"Bucking the Trend: Primary Care Doc Practices Solo" -
Featured Family Physician Catherine Crute MD of Portland

There's a catastrophic shortage of primary care doctors who provide basic health care. And the need is expected to grow as more people receive coverage under the new health law. Dr. Cathy Crute, a Maine family physician, is one doctor who is holding on to her solo practice in Maine (for the “Rest of the Story”)

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