Mission: Enhance the healthcare environment in Illinois by assuring the people of Illinois have access to the high quality, comprehensive, and affordable care provided by family physicians.

Our Vision:

  • Encourage philanthropic endeavors that will support the growth of family medicine in Illinois.
  • Empower stronger patient/physician partnerships in the state.
  • Support educational and research initiatives that further the development of family medicine.


What You Can Do:  Donate online to the Foundation and help fund our programs. Or contact Jennifer O'Leary to donate offline 


Donate Your Required Minimum Distribution from your Retirement Plan - If you are 70.5 years old or more, you can donate from your retirement plan's Required Minimum Distribution. 


What We Do:

Summer Externship Experience
Student and Resident Delegation to AAFP National Conference
Resident Scholarly Works Virtual Summit
Healthy Lifestyle Initiative - resources for your patients
Support for Illinois students to attend Family Medicine Midwest 

Grants & Awards
Family Medicine Midwest Conference Student Scholarship fund for IL Students

Fundraising Events
Annual Sox Game

Who We Are:

Board of Directors
Kristin Davis, M.D., Chair
James Valek, M.D., Treasurer
Santina Wheat, M.D., Director
James P Valek, M.D., Director
Anuj Shah, M.D., Director
Ronald Rembert, M.D., Director

Executive Director:  Jennifer L. O'Leary

Our Background

In 1987, the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) created the IAFP Foundation, which was later renamed the Family Health Foundation of Illinois. The Foundation shares resources and information with the AAFP Foundation's network of 39 affiliated chapter Foundations. The IAFP and its Foundation are two distinct organizations which enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. The two are closely aligned in their missions and work together to achieve their common goal of improving healthcare for the people of Illinois.The Foundation exists to address the philanthropic needs of family physicians in Illinois while providing programs and support to family medicine residents and to medical students with the goal of attracting more Illinois medical students to train and practice in Illinois.  

A vital element of the Foundation's mission is to encourage philanthropy by family physicians, the corporate community and the general public.  The IAFP Foundation has supported Illinois communities impacted by tornadoes (Harrisburg and Washington). 

The Foundation supports Tar Wars, Family Medicine Midwest and IAFP student and resident member activities throughout the year.