What Is the AAFP's Political Action Committee Fighting For?

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In this essay, the author analyzes contributions from the American Academy of Family Physician's (AAFP's) political action committee (FamMedPAC) during the 2018 election cycle. The author highlights discrepancies between explicit AAFP legislative priorities and the voting records and public positions of Congressional members who received FamMedPAC support during the election cycle. The analysis raises questions about FamMedPAC's decision-making process for allocating support to candidates. The author posits that consistency between AAFP positions and those of candidates receiving FamMedPAC contributions is essential to preserve both public trust in family physicians and family physicians' trust in the AAFP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-950
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • Decision Making
  • Family Physicians
  • Firearms
  • Health Insurance
  • Politics
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice


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