Family physicians serve as the patient's first contact for health concerns and studies show that this patient-centered care helps people live longer, healthier lives. The Family Medicine Leads program focuses on 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.
The AAFP Foundation provides 250 Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for Family Medicine residents and medical students to attend the AAFP National Conference, with the goal of influencing their commitment to the specialty of Family Medicine.
The Emerging Leader Institute is a year-long leadership development program that brings together 30 participants following a competitive application process. It targets family medicine residents and medical students who display leadership potential but may or may not have served in a leadership role.
The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to the records of leading Family Medicine organizations.
The Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) is a collaborative program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and the Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The FMPC administers the FMPC Grant Awards Program, and is comprised of an 11-member steering committee.