Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Strategic Plan

Mission Statement:  To promote excellence in the health and well-being of the people of Illinois through support and education of family physicians and the families and communities they serve.

Intent:  The strategic plan will advance IAFP's mission and core values.

Membership

  • Serve as the "medical home" for family physicians and family medicine

  • Offer members the benefits of advocacy and representation in government relations and public relations

  • Apprise members of IAFP programming through numerous channels of communication

  • Ensure IAFP's continuing medical education program remains a viable option for members to maintain their state license to practice and to recertify for their boards

  • Work with other organizations in Illinois healthcare to improve quality, ensure patient safety and the public health

Communications

  • Enable multiple levels of communication in different modes to reach the greatest number of members

  • Ensure one non-electronic communication to reach all members

  • Streamline electronic communications

  • Upgrade web/home page for optimal use by members and public

  • Offer member benefits of advocacy and representation in government relations and public relations

  • Apprise members of IAFP programming through numerous channels of communication

Students/Residents

  • Promote family medicine for our future

  • Strengthen relations with Family Medicine Interest Groups and Residency programs

  • Support the Summer Externship Program

  • Recruit positive mentors and preceptors for students and residents in order to grow new leaders for IAFP leadership succession

Fiscal Affairs

  • Share the fiscal responsibility proportionally with the Board of Directors, membership-at-large, and staff

  • Keep IAFP financially strong

Government Relations

  • Advocate on behalf of family medicine and its strengths

  • Promote an optimum work environment

  • Increase government relations presence to exchange information about medical practice and public policy

  • Continue to be patient advocates and promote a comprehensive public health agenda for overall health improvement in IL

Public Relations

  • Establish IAFP as a separate voice in the medical community

  • Optimize IAFP communications forums to keep leadership and general membership appraised of IAFP PR activities and opportunities

  • Maintain a current list of "on-call" member spokespersons for general inquires on www.iafp.com

  • Promote Family Medicine in the community (health fairs, career fairs, etc.) and through Letters to the Editor on community issues.

CME

  • Continue IAFP exposure & cooperation with AAFP, PriMed, and other primary care education companies in the IL marketplace.

  • Support and encourage the use of family physician presenters and AAFP credit to organizers of large regional CME meetings (i.e. PriMed)

  • Collaborate with other Illinois based health associations (ICAAP, IFQHC, etc) & their educational activities which fit within our mission

  • Choose CME topic priorities that are the main concern in family medicine based on surveys done by AAFP and the IAFP

Annual Meeting

  • Increase overall attendance by marketing to each sector of membership and encouragement from all sectors of the volunteer leadership

  • Schedule and maintain programming for optimal benefits to members appealing to the needs and time constraints and calendars of the general membership.