Our focus is Family Medicine. Get more involved in MDAFP, the only organization in Maryland fully dedicated to providing value to our Family Physician members and their patients through advocacy, education, and workforce initiatives.
We need members to help serve on the following committees and workgroups. Meetings will be via phone conference and limited to 3-5 meetings. If you have any interest in the below topics please help us by agreeing to serve.
If interested, email Executive Director, Becky Wimmer and she will provide you with more details. Thank you in advance – we need your participation, ideas and energy!
Governmental Advocacy Committee
The GAC advises the board on legislative and regulatory matters and recommends an annual legislative agenda to the board for approval. In addition, GAC reviews and recommends policy on all state and local legislation affecting the practice of medicine, scope of practice, access, public health and medical liability. The committee also works with the Executive Director and key staff to coordinate the efforts of the contract lobbyist and member education regarding key issues. The GAC also addresses needed position statements in governmental advocacy areas where MDAFP does not have an existing policy.
Co-Chairs: Amar Duggirala, DO, MPH, FAAFP & Ariel Warden-Jarrett, MD, FAAFP
Led by the immediate past president, the nominating committee recruits new leadership to the Board and committees, and drafts a slate for officers. This committee meets annually.
Led by the treasurer, the finance committee reviews financial statements, reviews the annual budget that is prepared by the executive director, addresses the financial goals of MDAFP, and makes recommendations regarding existing and new revenue streams. This committee meets quarterly.
Chair: Amar Duggirala, DO, MPH, FAAFP
Oversees MDAFP Annual Meeting & Summer Summit as well as the Winter Regional Conference educational programming including topics and tracks and KSA sessions. MD’s regulatory requirements are monitored and taken into consideration in program development. Determines needs and identifies topics for additional programming and acts as the clearing house for educational program proposals. Also, has oversight responsibilities for the process for obtaining AAFP CME credit and assigning a designated CME physician reviewer. This committee meets as needed throughout the year, requiring more frequent meetings leading up to a conference.
Co-Chairs: Kelly Ryan, DO & Stacy Ross, MD, FAAFP
Interested in participating on an MDAFP Committee? Contact Becky Wimmer.
If a timely issue arises, the Executive Committee may appoint a work group. Work groups are shorter term commitments that are focused on a specific project. For work group opportunities that fit your interest and availability, keep an eye on your inbox. MDAFP will include a call for work group volunteers on an as-needed basis in chapter newsletters.
In line with the Strategic Plan area of focus to support and promote Physician wellbeing, the MDAFP Executive Committee is launching a Wellbeing Workgroup to enhance career satisfaction, provide strategies to help members collectively support each other and promote overall health. The Academy aims to partner with other associations, employers and groups to support these goals as well as you, our members! To get the most value from this workgroup, we need your participation in guiding the effort. If you need support making a plan to address your personal wellness, feel you have mastered your wellbeing, or are somewhere in between, we would like to connect with you. Learn more & Join Us
The Pipeline Workgroup focuses on growing and maintaining a Family Medicine workforce by identifying and promoting strategies and opportunities to engage interest in the specialty. The Workgroup supports diversity and inclusivity initiatives and promotes Maryland as an attractive place to practice to medicine students. The team’s projects include a mentorship program, a speakers program for medical students and residents and working to advocate for Maryland physician incentives.
Task Force on Racism and Health Equity
The Task Force on Health Equity and Racism was formed to address how MDAFP responds to the critical issue of racism and its relation to health equity in Family Medicine. The Task Force ensures this vital topic is at the forefront of MDAFP’s advocacy and education efforts. These members work to contribute positive and productive solutions in the public health arena addressing current health inequities by providing education opportunities and member resources.
Have a project proposal for the Academy?
If your idea is a state-specific proposal, please complete the below project proposal, or submit via email to Executive Director Becky Wimmer. The appropriate committee or workgroup will review and make recommendations for this proposed project and involve you along the way.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to MDAFP’s vision and focus. Submit a Project Proposal