AAFP hosts future of family medicine project web site – Newsletter – American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP hosts future of family medicine project web site – Newsletter – American Academy of Family Physicians – Brief Article

Matthew Neff

A new Web site, hosted by the AAFP, provides current information on the Future of Family Medicine (FFM) project, which is a joint effort of the Family Practice Working Party (WP) and the Academic Family Medical Organizations (AFMO). The project’s goal is to “develop a strategy to transform and renew the specialty of family practice to meet the needs of people and society in a changing environment.” The site includes a project summary and a timeline charting past and future events related to the project. The FFM project was launched in January 2002, beginning with the consulting work and then the work of five task forces. The project is expected to present its findings and recommendations to the WP and AFMO in August 2003. The FFM project is supported by the following family medicine organizations: AAFP, AAFP Foundation, ABFP, Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), Association of Family Practice Residency Directors (AFPRD), North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Major support has been contributed by Eli Lilly Foundation, Pharmacia Corporation, the Pharmacia Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and generous support has been obtained from Schering Laboratories/Key Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The FFM Web site can be viewed at www.futurefamilymed.org.

COPYRIGHT 2002 American Academy of Family Physicians

COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group