NCAFP Objectives and Goals

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment Committee

Objective:  Rebuild the excitement of Family Medicine across all practice settings.


  • 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.
  • Help family physicians thrive (not simply survive) by promoting physician health and wellness and preventing burnout.
  • Engage patients as advocates for family medicine.
  • Celebrate successes/accomplishments of family physicians by telling the stories of our members.
  • Encourage mentoring, teaching and community engagement.
  • Provide quality education that impacts patient care and the practice of family medicine.

Payer and System Advocacy Committee

Objective:  Strengthen the influence of family medicine with health systems and payers.


  • Decrease the administrative burden faced by family physicians in their day-to-day practice lives.
  • Improve access to ancillary staffing for family physicians such as, scribes, MAs, behavioral health professionals, and other team members.
  • Advocate for a broad scope of practice for family physicians.
  • Increase the number and influence of practicing family physicians in administrative roles within health systems and payers.
  • Empower family physicians to be voices for themselves and their patients.  
  • Build opportunities for regional networking among physicians employed by various systems as well as independent practicing physicians.

Workforce Pipeline Committee

Objective:  Bolster the family physician pipeline.


  • Encourage systems, payers and others in North Carolina to incentivize teaching and mentoring.
  • Develop opportunities for members to provide education to school-age children, college students and medical students about family medicine, with an emphasis on underserved areas.
  • Highlight existing family physician mentoring and teaching efforts.
  • Provide opportunities for residents and younger physicians to learn about job opportunities in family medicine.
  • Modify existing student programs based on evaluation data and workforce needs.
  • Increase resident engagement.