Support Family Medicine
MDAFP is your voice and your resource in advocating for Family Medicine in the state of Maryland. Through building strong relationships with legislators and state agencies, we continue to make strides to ensure that the interests of family physicians and their patients are represented.
Get involved in the fight for Family Medicine!
Once a year, members of MDAFP come together in Annapolis to advocate for Family Medicine. Whether a seasoned key contact or a brand-new advocate, your voice matters, so mark your calendars!
State and federal lawmakers are making decisions every day that directly affect your patients and your practice. They need to hear from those who will be affected by those decisions. A “key contact” does just that. MDAFP’s Key Contact program uses family physicians to serve as resources to their legislators to advocate for family medicine and patient care.
Governmental Advocacy Committee
Reviews and recommends policy on all national, state and local legislation affecting the practice of medicine, scope of practice, access and medical liability. Coordinates effort of contract lobbyist and member education regarding key issues. This committee meets monthly.
Income Tax Credit for Preceptors
Based on our recent annual membership survey, 50% of you serve as preceptors for students. Through Maryland’s Preceptor Tax Credit Program, Maryland physicians who serve as preceptors can receive a maximum credit of $10,000 annually. This preceptor tax incentive not only increases access to care in under-served areas, but it also helps strengthen primary care training.
MDAFP supports and promotes Maryland family physicians in order to improve the health of patients, families, and communities in Maryland.
The Maryland Academy of Family Physicians works to:
- Set legislative priorities to shape health policy
- Collaborate with other health care thought leaders for Family Medicine
- Increase and retain Family Physician workforce in Maryland
- Demonstrate essential role of Family Medicine
- Improve access to comprehensive health care for families of Maryland
Who Represents Me?
The “Who Represents Me?” tool, provided by the Maryland General Assembly, provides information about current districts and members of the Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates.