Family Medicine is the best solution to the long-term health needs of the nation. Attracting and training interested students and future family physicians ensures future health care needs will be met, people will receive care, and nations will be healed. We believe education of physicians and their patients is essential to improving the health of all people.
Family Medicine Leads
-- Family Medicine Leads will focus on ensuring the future of the Family Medicine specialty by supporting efforts to fill the workforce pipeline with both the quantity and quality of family physicians needed to improve the health of all people, as well as by supporting the development of future Family Medicine leaders.
AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives
-- Assists in the development of deliberately trained, competent, generalist physicians to meet the health needs of the community and the country.
AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards
-- These awards recognize Family Medicine Residency programs that have achieved high or improved immunization rates in children or adults, or are implementing a system to increase immunization rates, especially in medically underserved populations.
AAFP Foundation National Conference Scholarships
-- This fund helps to ensure the future of the specialty by providing scholarships for residents and students to attend the AAFP’s National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Students.
Cities for Life
-- Cities for Life is a community-based diabetes management program in Birmingham, Alabama. With nearly 29 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., Cities for Life sought to alter this trend by using a patient navigation model housed in primary care practices to link people living with diabetes to community resources to help them manage their disease.
Family Medicine Interest Groups
-- Exist at U.S. allopathic medical schools to enhance student interest in Family Medicine.
James G. Jones, MD, Student Scholarship Program
-- This program was created as a way for Dr. Jones to demonstrate his continuing commitment to the education of medical students.
Peers for Progress
-- A global peer support program designed to address the growing diabetes epidemic by complementing and enhancing the collaborative efforts of primary care physicians, patients and diabetes educators.
-- The AAFP Foundation supports the continual translation of content on Familydoctor.org from English to Spanish.
Student Externship Matching Grants
-- Stimulate interest among medical students to select a career, and/or pursue research opportunities in Family Medicine.
-- Focuses on the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use and teaches students how to think critically about tobacco advertising.