Teaching Health Centers - Congress must act by September 30, 2017

Link to the IAFP's statement on funding family medicine education

Link to the IAFP Op-Ed authored by Deborah Edberg, MD in the Springfield State Journal Register


The Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017 HR 3394/ S 1754 would reauthorize the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program for three years. This legislation will also allow for the expansion of new programs within existing centers and the creation of entirely new teaching health centers while emphasizing the importance of establishing sustainable funding. Illinois Representatives Janice Schakowsky, Danny Davis and Bobby Rush are co-sponsors. If we do not take action, this important program will expire on September 30, 2017! Tell your legislators to reauthorize the Teaching Health Center GME program by sending this pre-written letter from AAFP Speak Out.

More information is available via the American Association of Teaching Heath Centers.