Mission, Vision & Goals

Mission Statement:

To improve the lives and professional environment of current and future family physicians so they can provide exceptional care to their patients and communities.


Vision Statement

Family physicians will be universally valued for their role in providing high quality care to the people of North Carolina. 

Strategic Plan & Goals Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment Committee

Bolster the specialty of Family Medicine across all practice settings. Objectives:

  • Improve the practice environment by providing education on different practice styles and opportunities to enhance practice efficiencies/effectiveness. 
  • Increase networking opportunities and support for NCAFP members, while providing quality education that impacts patient care and the practice of family medicine.. 
  • Help family physicians thrive (not simply survive) by promoting physician health and wellness and preventing burnout. 

Advocacy Committee

Strengthen the influence of family medicine with health systems, government agencies and payers.  Objectives:

  • Decrease the administrative burden faced by family physicians in their day-to-day practice lives.
  • Work to ensure the value of family medicine is maximized.
  • Improve access to full-scope family medicine for the people of North Carolina.
  • Empower and increase the number of family physicians serving in leadership roles.

Workforce Pipeline Committee

Bolster the family physician pipeline. Objectives:

  • Encourage systems, payers and others in North Carolina to incentivize precepting, teaching and mentoring. 
  • Provide opportunities for medical students, residents and new physicians to learn about job opportunities in family medicine. 
  • Nurture medical student and resident engagement.

Core Beliefs

  • We believe that Family Medicine is essential to the well-being of the health of North Carolina, and that Family Medicine is well-suited to improve the health of the residents of our state. 
  • We believe in providing quality, accessible and affordable healthcare in a framework that is patient-centered and primary-care driven.
  • We believe that the physician-patient relationship is sacred. 
  • We believe in a healthcare system that is fair, equitable and accessible. We believe in the elimination of health disparities and barriers to access to healthcare for North Carolina. 
  • We believe in a comprehensive approach to care, and value the health and well-being of patients, families and communities. 
  • We value collaborative communication with all parties concerned with healthcare delivery, and advocate for a positive practice environment to nourish the specialty of family medicine. 
  • We value the professional and personal well-being of our members.