• The U.S. House of Representatives, in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, has approved the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2). The vote on final passage was 392-12. The legislation received support from all corners of both parties and the strong vote is reflective of the broad support for this legislation.

    The AAFP issued a statement praising the House's actions and calling on the Senate to follow the House's lead and approve H.R. 2. The President has signaled his support for the bill and his intent to sign it into law upon Senate approval. Stay tuned...

    The bill now moves to the Senate

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    Nomination deadline: April 15

     Now accepting nominations for Family Physician and Family Medicine Educator of the Year awards.

     The Family Physician of the Year award recognizes the physician who exemplifies the tradition of the "Family Doctor".

    The Family Medicine Educator of the Year award recognizes the physician who exemplifies the tradition of "Physician as Teacher".

    Learn more and submit a nomination

  • David C. Eitrheim, MD Rural Resident Scholarship

    New opportunity beginning in 2015

    Awarding $10,000 annually to a first year resident who demonstrates interest and commitment in rural family medicine


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    As part of the E3 initiative, President Mark Thompson, MD provides his 2014 State of the WAFP Address.

    Watch the address

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Health is Primary

Health is Primary is a three-year communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in our health care system.

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The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians - Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians, a statewide association of more than 2700 members.

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Legislative Update

Wisconsin must add 100 new physicians per year to avoid a shortfall of 2,000 physicians by 2030. The Academy seeks to aid lawmakers in meeting the state's health care demands.

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