The NCAFP Family Medicine Committees

NCAFP's Family Medicine committees provide key information to the association's leadership and enhance the Academy's continuity-of-thought and advocacy work on important health policy, practice management, and primary care delivery issues. Each committee reports directly to the NCAFP's Board of Directors.  Committee chairs are named annually by the NCAFP President. All Academy members are encouraged and invited to participate.

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment Committee - This committee is focused on Bolstering the specialty of Family Medicine across all practice settings. Specifically, this group works to improve the practice environment by providing education on different practice styles and opportunities to enhance practice efficiencies/effectiveness; increases networking opportunities and support for NCAFP members; helps family physicians thrive (not simply survive) by promoting physician health and wellness and preventing burnout by promoting physician health and wellness.  The NCAFP's education aactivities fall under the auspices of this committee.

Chair: Nicole Johnson, MD, FAAFP

Staff Contact: Greg Griggs, MPA, CAE

Advocacy Committee - This committee aims to strengthen the influence of Family Medicine with health systems, government agencies and payers. It works to decrease the administrative burden faced by family physicians in their day-to-day practice lives; to ensure the value of family medicine is accessed; to improve acess to full-scope family medicine for the people of North Carolina; and to increase the number of family physicians serving in leadership roles throughout North Carolina.  The NCAFP's advocacy activities fall under the auspices of this committee.

Chair: Deanna Didiano, DO

Staff Contact: Greg Griggs, MPA, CAE

Workforce Pipeline Committee - This committee is tasked with enhancing the family physician pipeline. It encourages systems, payers and others in North Carolina to provide incentives for precepting, teaching and mentoring; it provides opportunities for medical students, residents and new physicians to learn about job opportunities in family medicine; and the committee also works to nurture medical student and resident engagement.  This committee works closely with the NCAFP Foundation on the Foudnation's medical student initiatives.

Chair: Jay Patel, MD, MPH

Staff Contact: Perry Price