The Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the second largest medical specialty organization in the nation with over 100,000 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands , Guam and the Uniformed Services.
With over 1260 members in our state chapter, we are the state’s largest medical specialty organization . Our membership consists of Active Members, Resident Members, Student Members, Life Members, Inactive Members and Supporting Members.
The Arkansas Chapter was the 13th state chapter chartered by the AAFP in 1947 and was then known as the American Academy of General Practice. The AAFP was founded to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing comprehensive health care to the public. In 1971 the name was changed to the American Academy of Family Physicians in order to reflect more accurately the changing nature of primary health care.
To advance the specialty of Family Medicine in order to improve the health of patients, families and communities in Arkansas
We believe that Family Medicine is essential to the well being of the health of Arkansans and that Family Medicine is well suited to improve the health of the residents of our state
We believe in a health care system that is primary care driven and in one that is fair, equitable and accessible.
We believe in the elimination of health disparities and barriers to access to healthcare in Arkansas
We believe in a comprehensive approach to patient care and value the health and well being of patients families and communities
We value the professional and personal well being of our members