General Information About the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Foundation
WHAT IS THE PAFP?
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and its Foundation are dedicated to advancing quality health care through advocacy, education, workforce development, and commitment to the patients we serve. For more than 70 years and with over 6,000 physician, resident and student members, the physician-led Academy and its Foundation’s core values are visionary leadership, integrity, and community.
It is unified with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is a 501(c)(6) organization. The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physician Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.
THE PAFP'S VISION
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and its Foundation will be viewed as (a) the leading influential resource among family physicians and physicians in training in Pennsylvania, (b) the primary voice on health care issues with state legislative and administrative branches of government, media and professional health organizations, (c) a benchmark state on the national level; (d) setting the standard for organized medicine and (e) the leader on health care issues in the community.
THE PAFP'S MISSION
PAFP is a physician led organization committed to advancing quality healthcare for all Pennsylvanians through advocacy, education, and community for all of our members.
Defined by proactive and responsive policy and programs provided by a physician led organization.
Defined by ethical and equitable actions with an earned reputation for honesty and reliability.
Defined in an inclusive and respectful culture supported by professionals committed to service, compassion, and the public good.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
The PAFP has assembled a brochure about family medicine in Pennsylvania that explains the family medicine specialty, how family physicians treat patients, and what role the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians has in the process. Please click here to read more about who we are and what we do.
PAFP AND FOUNDATION STRUCTURE
The PAFP is unified with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Members of the PAFP are automatically members of the AAFP, and vice versa.
Assemblies: PAFP assemblies include the Student Assembly, Resident Assembly and Assembly of Family Practice Residency Program Directors and Family Practice Department Chairs. Each year, elections are held to appoint leaders to best represent the individual constituencies for the coming year at both state and national conferences. The assemblies also submit resolutions to be considered by the PAFP House of Delegates at the Annual Business Meeting, held in concert with spring cluster.
All committees, commissions and assemblies are staffed by at least one PAFP employee to serve the needs of that particular group.
Annual Business Meeting: The Annual Business Meeting is an all-member annual business meeting that convenes once a year, typically at the spring CME (continuing medical education) conference.
PAFP Foundation: PAFP board members serve as the PAFP Foundation Board of Trustees. Donors to the PAFP Foundation provide invaluable feedback on programs and strategic initiatives. They are also eligible for nonvoting positions on the PAFP Education Commission and Board of Directors.