Strategic Plan

The mission of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians is to assist its members in providing compassionate, high quality healthcare to the people of Massachusetts.The vision of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians is to provide responsible advocacy, representation and leadership for our members and to promote the specialty of family medicine through public awareness and patient education.

MassAFP 2020-2023 Strategic Plan - Areas of Focus

Member Value = Engagement

Approved by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians Board on 3/25/2021

Promote Family Medicine Advocacy

Goal:  Increase the influence and presence of MassAFP in the legislative process.

  1. Promote pathways to participation in the advocacy process through lobbying, testimony, PAC participation, committees, commissions, run for office, advisory boards and Advocacy Day.
  2. Priority areas to monitor and influence include: workforce, residency program funding, telemedicine, payment reform, scope of practice, opioid misuse, reducing administrative burden, access to care, Direct Primary Care support, vaping, and Public Health issues.
  3. Utilize the MassAFP website and other communication tools to promote policy initiatives, position statements and member engagement. Continue the development of the key contact program.
  4. Engage students and residents in the advocacy process by going to the schools and residency programs
  5. Increase PAC donations and utilization of funds with specific participation goals. (100% board participation)

Promote Resiliency in the Family Medicine Workforce

Goal:  Identify and communicate member value.

  1. Assist members in achieving: personal growth, joy in medicine, balance/reflection.
  2. Provide opportunities for members to influence physician wellbeing. (Wellbeing webinars, workgroup)
  3. Identify, implement strategies to engage FM residents and medical students (i.e. post opportunities, advertising, loan repayment resources, etc.)
    1. Provide information on financial resources
    2. Increase mentorships

Promote Primary Care Investment and Sustainability

Goal:  Create a top down and bottom up strategy for value-based care implementation. (Show what the future can look like)

  1. Continue the work of the payment reform task force to help members achieve and maintain practice transformation and promote/advocate for payment reform.  Promote value in the system.
    1. Investigate Primary Care Spend.
    2. Educate members and legislators.
    3. Collaborate with emerging coalitions we align with
  2. Support members in achieving practice transformation. (Connect with what is happening nationally)
  3. Identify ways health care reform would be effective in promoting further practice transformation.
  4. Make available resources and education to help members maintain financial stability, improve practice effectiveness, reduce burnout, improve patient and physician satisfaction.
  5. Identify and promote the use of appropriate quality measures.  (i.e. 80% of payment related to quality measures)


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