Strategic Plan

Our mission is to promote excellence in health care and to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin through the advancement of the art and science of Family Medicine, the specialty of Family Medicine and the professional growth of Family Physicians.

WAFP 2018 Strategic Plan - Areas of Focus

Approved by the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Board on 2/10/2018

Promote "Healthy Practice" for All Members

Goal 1: Promote physician wellbeing.

  1. Interview members and publish in newsletter and website

Goal 2: Promote an annual clinical focus.

  1. 2018 clinical focus
    • Opioids
    • Physician Wellbeing

Goal 3: Team based care.

  1. Focus on fixing systems vs fixing the physicians
  2. Host a summit to showcase models

Goal 4: Actively assist members with MoC and MoL.

Promote Family Medicine Advocacy

Goal 1: Develop and promote family physicians as health policy leaders and partners.

  1. Focus on introducing legislation where appropriate
  2. Continue to be the voice of reason for organized medicine

Goal 2: Increase the influence and presence of WAFP in the legislative process.

  1. Promote workforce incentives
  2. Continue monitoring scope of practice
  3. Develop and distribute "tools" to help members communicate with legislators

Nurture and Develop Family Physician Leaders

Goal 1: Nurture the development of Family Physician leaders in communities, practices and WAFP/AAFP.

  1. Expand diversity
  2. Identify leadership programs members can take back to their practices
  3. Create a leadership spotlight in each newsletter (4 video and 12 summary highlights). Utilize social media
  4. Encourage students and residents to run for AAFP national positions

Grow and Maintain a Family Medicine Workforce

Goal 1: Identify opportunities for public health and family medicine to collaborate.

Goal 2: Attract interest in family medicine; grow family physicians; maintain active membership; keep members in medicine and WAFP.

  1. Create value for student membership
  2. Identify and implement strategies to assist with preceptor recruitment, retention, and training
  3. Provide educational opportunities for FMIG activities
  4. Create opportunities for students and residents to become engaged in legislative efforts
  5. Identify opportunities to reach out to pre-med students. Develop the pre-med pipeline

Goal 3: Determine strategies to influence admission committees at medical schools to emphasize Family Medicine.

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