Our focus is Family Medicine. Get more involved in MassAFP, the only organization in Massachusetts fully dedicated to providing value to our Family Physician members and their patients through advocacy, education, and workforce initiatives.

Legislative Advocacy
Reviews and recommends policy on all national, state and local legislation affecting the practice of medicine, scope of practice, access and medical liability. Coordinates effort of contract lobbyist and member education regarding key issues.

Education Committee
Oversees MassAFP Annual Meeting & Spring Refresher educational programming including topics and tracks, KSA sessions and poster presentations. MA's regulatory requirements are monitored and taken into consideration in program development. Determines needs and identifies topics for additional programming and acts as the clearing house for educational program proposals. Also has oversight responsibilities for the process for obtaining AAFP CME credit and assigning a designated CME physician reviewer.

Student & Resident Engagement Workgroup
Develops support for residency programs and the family medicine residents in Massachusetts, works with medical students across the country to assist in recruitment to Massachusetts, and works with residency programs with curriculum to provide resources to help in their negotiations with hospitals and academic medical centers. Organizes and encourages attendance at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, and Family Medicine Interest Group activities.

Practice Transformation Workgroup
Oversee and advise the MassAFP board on value based care initiatives, payment reform initiatives, practice transformation and administrative burden. Charge Legislative Committee to monitor payment reform.

Physician Wellbeing/Workforce Workgroup
Identify and promote strategies to address physician wellbeing. Assist members to achieve personal growth, balance and joy in medicine through education.

Leadership Development
Develop Nominating Committee into more long term to develop strategy for succession planning. Charge Education Committee to establish physician leadership education. Also serve as the nominating committee.

Opioid Workgroup
The purpose of this workgroup initially is to develop a strategy for MassAFP to influence how the opioid crisis is addressed in the state (ensure we have a seat at the table in state-wide discussions), and recommend essential education needed to meet our members' needs.

Public Health Workgroup
The charge of this workgroup is to identify public health issues where the MassAFP could provide support and awareness through education (in collaboration with the education committee), advocacy (in collaboration with the legislative committee) and leadership (through board involvement or other measures).

As you can see, these are very important areas for MassAFP to address. We are appointing workgroups to help formulate strategies, outcomes and timelines. Workgroups will be limited in the time and number of meetings. This is where we need your help!

We need members to help serve on these workgroups. Meetings will be via phone conference and limited to 3-5 meetings. If you have any interest in the above topics please help us by agreeing to serve on a workgroup.

If interested, email executive director Becky Wimmer and she will provide you with more details. Thank you in advance - we NEED your participation, ideas and energy!

With your membership you'll receive:

  • Monthly MassAFP eNewsletter
  • Access to information on MassAFP events
  • Legislative policy and advocacy activities
  • Quarterly Board Communiques
  • Notification of important CME courses
  • Opportunities to participate in MassAFP committee activities
  • Online resources for up-to-date information on issues affecting family physicians

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For the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP), Advocacy is about protecting the best interests of Massachusetts family physicians and their patients through lobbying efforts - be it in person, via email, the web, phone or social media.

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