Who We Are

Family Medicine for America’s Health is a new collaboration between the eight leading family medicine organizations in the United States to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of true primary care. We represent: 

  • American Academy of Family Physicians;
  • 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
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Learn more about our leadership

Learn how you can contribute to Family Medicine for America's Health. 

FMAHealth Roadmap

Learn more about our project here.

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 

Family Medicine’s strategic plan centers on seven core strategies to achieve these objectives.  Together these strategies chart the course that family medicine will take over the next five years.  Implementing this plan will mean that people across the United States can expect family medicine, in collaboration with other primary care professionals, patients and families, to: 

  1. Show the value and benefits of primary care
  2. Ensure every person will have a personal relationship with a trusted family physician or other primary care professional, in the context of a medical home
  3. Increase the value of primary care
  4. Reduce health care disparities
  5. Lead the continued evolution of the Patient-Centered Medical Home
  6. Ensure a well-trained primary care workforce
  7. Improve payment for primary care by moving away from fee for service and towards comprehensive primary care payment 

Family Medicine cannot accomplish these core strategies alone.  No single primary care profession could. Achieving these objectives will require that we work together with our primary care colleagues, patients, policymakers, and other key stakeholders in healthcare.  

To implement the plan we are organizing a volunteer workforce in six major areas to carry out actions in pursuit of these strategies. The six areas are: Practice, Payment, Workforce Education and Development, Technology, Research, and Engagement.  

To complement this strategic work, Family Medicine for America’s Health has launched a communications campaign, Health Is Primary, to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care and drive patient activation.  To learn more, go to healthisprimary.org.