Alaska Academy of Family Physicians
2017 – 2019 Strategic Plan
The mission of AK AFP is to improve the health of our patients, their families, and the Alaskan people; to advance and represent the specialty of family medicine; and to serve with professionalism and creativity the unique needs of our members.
Areas of Focus
Promote Family Medicine Wellbeing
Goal 1: Promote physician wellbeing as both an individual and employer responsibility.
- Survey members on what they and their employers are doing to address wellbeing and promote best practices
Goal 2: Promote alternative practice strategies.
- 2017 – Team Based Care
Goal 3: Incorporate wellbeing into educational programing, newsletters, website and other member communication.
Establish and Promote AK AFP Member Value
Goal 1: Create a robust and member driven educational effort (CME, MoC).
- Explore avenues for delivering education and CME (webinars, podcasts, video conferencing).
Goal 2: Establish measures for determining member satisfaction.
Goal 3: Assist members with AAFP relations and opportunities
Goal 4: Keep members informed of member value efforts and opportunities.
Promote Family Medicine Advocacy
Goal 1: Become the voice of family medicine for members and their patients.
Goal 2: Grow and maintain a family medicine workforce.
Goal 3: Promote payment reform for family medicine at both the state and federal level.
Goal 4: Promote family medicine to the public and legislators though education and networking.
Goal 5: Move to proactive legislative advocacy by taking positions on proposed legislation and communicating with legislators and regulators.
- Create measures for advocacy impact.
- Organize a FM advocacy day.
Promote, Recruit and Retain an AK Family Medicine Workforce
Goal 1: Nurture and develop Family Medicine leaders.
- Create opportunities for board members to routinely identify and ask members to become involved.
Goal 2: Support members who provide a full spectrum of care to those whose practice is more specialized or focused in a specific area of care
Goal 3: Provide workforce support and resources to members, pre med students, medical students and residents.
Goal 4: Identify opportunities and funding to send students to the national conference.