The AAFP is the national association of family doctors. It’s one of the largest national medical organizations and has more than 100,300 members across the United States. Until October 1971, the organization was known as the American Academy of General Practice.
Today, the AAFP has a national headquarters in Leawood, Kan. It is governed by a congress of delegates composed of two delegates from each of the 55 constituent chapters, as well as from resident and student groups, new physicians, and the special constituencies. It publishes a clinical journal for physicians in primary care called American Family Physician, which has a circulation of 156,000. The organization also publishes AAFP News Now, an all-member news and features publication available online and via email, as well as Family Practice Management, a publication on practice management and socioeconomic issues.