Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAH) is a new collaboration between the eight leading family medicine organizations in the United States to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of true primary care. FMHA represents:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians;
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation;
  • American Board of Family Medicine;
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians;
  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine;
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
  • North American Primary Care Research Group; and
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

A Strategy for Family Medicine’s Future

Together, let’s transform the family medicine specialty to ensure that we can meet the nation’s health care needs and ultimately, improve the health of every American by:

  • Furthering the evolution of the patient-centered medical home
  • Advancing the use of technology
  • Ensuring a strong primary care workforce
  • Shifting to comprehensive primary care payment

Family Medicine’s strategic plan centers on seven core strategies to achieve these objectives.  Together these strategies chart the course that family medicine will take over the next five years. Implementing this plan will mean that people across the United States can expect family medicine, in collaboration with other primary care professionals, patients and families, to:

  1. Show the value and benefits of primary care
  2. Ensure every person will have a personal relationship with a trusted family physician or other primary care professional, in the context of a medical home
  3. Increase the value of primary care
  4. Reduce health care disparities
  5. Lead the continued evolution of the Patient-Centered Medical Home
  6. Ensure a well-trained primary care workforce
  7. Improve payment for primary care by moving away from fee for service and towards comprehensive primary care payment



To complement this strategic work, Family Medicine for America’s Health has launched a communications campaign, Health Is Primary, to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care and drive patient activation.  To learn more, visit