Read about the Family Medicine for America's Health Initiative and the "Health is Primary" campaign:


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Interested in running for ADFM office? Wondering about the ADFM Pathway to Leadership?

Check out additional information here!

Resources You Don't Want to Miss!

Physician Scientist Pathway (PSP) Proposal 2017

Click here to view the Physician Scientist Pathway (PSP) Proposal 2017

Click here to view commentary published in the November/December 2017 Annals of Family Medicine




Building Research Capacity (BRC)

"The building blocks of primary care research.”

BRC is a joint initiative between ADFM and NAPCRG in cooperation with STFM. BRC provides opportunities for all departments and residency programs to engage in a mutually beneficial learning community to leverage our strengths and resources for building research capacity.

BRC offers a Brief Consultation Service and a Curriculum for all interested departments and residency programs and an Extended Consultation Service on a limited basis.

Click here for more information on BRC. 




ADFM has taken on an effort to continue the learning and sharing of best practices that we started at this year’s Winter Meeting around ways to improve practice workflow, uptake of systems-level changes, personal resilience, etc. as ways to help ourselves and our teams find their way back to joy in practice. All Department Chairs, Administrators, faculty and departmental-related entities are welcome to participate.

The two main elements of this initiative are a listserve and a webinar series.

Those who are interested in joining the listserve can subscribe here:

The webinars are recorded and can be accessed here.




Other resources from ADFM committees

Additional resources are available from the ADFM Healthcare Delivery Transformation and Education Transformation Committees around Partnering for Transformation, Student Specialty Choice, Interprofessional Education, and for communicating at your home institution about primary care, specialty care, PMCH and population health. Check them out at the links below!

All audiences can access the "Partnering for Transformation: A Menu of Many Points of Entry for your Department" here

All audiences can access the strategies to increase primary care workforce here

All audiences can access the additional resources on student specialty choice here

All audiences can access the IPE resources here

ADFM members can access the PCMH evidence and population health resources here.


New Chairs Packet


Download resources for new department chairs.


White Paper on "Leading the Way in Accountable Care"


Read the White Paper by Harold Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, in follow up to our 2013 ADFM Winter Meeting:

Leading the Way in Accountable Care: How Departments of Family Medicine can help Create a Higher Quality, more Affordable Healthcare System

ADFM Data Use Policy

The ADFM Board of Directors approved a policy on ADFM data and its utilization on 9/26/2013. Download the ADFM Data Policy.



Partner Organizations of ADFM

AAMC's Council for Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS)

The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC has reorganized with over 330 members from across academic institutions and societies. Among the membership are over 15 faculty from family medicine departments including a few of our own Family Medicine Chairs, and society representatives from ADFM (2), AAFP (2) and STFM (1).

ADFM's CFAS representatives submit regular reports to the ADFM Board of Directors and the membership of ADFM. Recent reports are below:


    ADFM is a Member Organization of WONCA, the World Organization of Family Doctors. The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine. The organization represents over 100 Member Organizations in 130+ countries and territories with a total membership of about 500,000 family doctors.

    Visit the WONCA website





Check out the newest ADFM Newsletter here

...and get updates from the "Family Medicine for America's Health" Initiative here!

CAFM Corner

CAFM Publishes the "Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A blueprint for future activity"

CAFM has adopted the "Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce" as a succinct model to identify necessary conditions to ensure the needed growth in the number of primary care physicians.

Read the commentary here

CAFM Educational Research Alliance (CERA)

Improve the quality of your educational research with mentoring and reliable data from CERA, the CAFM Educational Research Alliance.

Visit the CERA website here

Research Advocacy for Primary Care

CAFM has endorsed four strategies that support increased funding for primary care research.

Read more

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