“2020 Virtual Annual Business Meeting Highlights”
Thanks to all who participated in our 2020 Virtual Annual Business Meeting, which reviewed our 3-year Strategic plan. Although 2020 starts a new plan,
the Board of Directors maintained the 4 major areas of focus, while adjusting activities to meet our goals. The highlights are:
Promote “Healthy Physician – Healthy Practice – Healthy Patients”
Our goal is to help members with practice issues and enhance physician and patient wellbeing.
What’s new in our plan? We will provide quality improvement resources and increase member engagement in their own practices, and also help to decease administrative burden. We will support our members to have influence in their practices and in their health systems.
Promote Family Medicine Advocacy
In our membership surveys, Advocacy consistently ranks as the number one area where our members find value. Check out our legislative agenda, including the Bill Tracker at the bottom of the page.
What’s new in our plan? While we defend our scope of practice, we want to be proactive for family physician friendly medicine. We recognize the value of advocating for our members not only in state politics, but also with employers and other specialties.
Nurture and Develop Family Physician Leaders
We need to develop and support family physician leaders across multiple levels, including in communities, WAFP, and AAFP. We also need to expand diversity in leadership in the Academy. To see some of our members’ success and please see our Leadership Spotlight.
Grow and Maintain a Family Medicine Workforce
This area continues to be an important challenge for us. While we remain focused on attracting pre-med and medical students, we’re are also finding ways to support preceptors. We also help our members by continuing to provide CME such as our Responsible Opioids Prescribing webinar series, and ABFM KSA sessions.
We look forward to rolling out our plan over the next 11 months. The strategies are designed with you, our colleagues and members in mind. If you have any ideas you’d like to share or would like to get involved, please reach out. We’re happy to hear from you and look forward to working together to advance Family Medicine.
Sabina Singh, MD