The NCAFP works aggressively to advance health policy that improves and strengthens the specialty of family medicine and primary health care in North Carolina. The Academy is a leading voice in many state health initiatives and actively engaged in helping impact NC's delivery system.

Advocacy News


Tell Congress to Reauthorize Funding for the Teaching Health Centers Program and the National Health Service Corps.

Congress must act before September 30th to reauthorize two key programs that are helping to reduce the primary care physician shortage, strengthening access in Health Professional Shortage Areas, and helping train residents in community-based settings. Members can advocate for both issues in a few simple clicks through AAFP’s Speak Out system. First, the successful Teaching […]


Community Care Physicians Network Announces New Partnership with Aetna

Last week, Community Care Physicians Network (CCPN), CCNC’s clinically-integrated network, and Aetna announced a collaborative agreement aimed at developing innovative ways to transform healthcare delivery in NC. The agreement is initially slated for five counties and represents the first contract the network has established with an insurer. CCPN leadership noted, “This is an opportunity to […]


The AAFP Continues Fight to Simplify MACRA and Improve Primary Care Payment

The AAFP is continuing its advocacy efforts with CMS to streamline and simplify MACRA and also continuing work on improving primary care payment. Connected to MACRA, the AAFP recently supplied CMS Administrator Seema Verma with a letter outlining numerous elimination or modification recommendations, including many centered around primary care payment. Also related to payment, the […]