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About IAFP

About the Chapter

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide professional association comprised of more than 86% of Iowa’s doctors who specialize in the practice of family medicine. The total IAFP membership includes 1800 family doctors, medical residents and students.
IAFP members serve Iowa families across the state. 46% of IAFP members practice in towns with populations of less than 10,000 individuals. 12% of our members have practices in communities with populations ranging from 10,000 to 25,000.
Founded in 1948, the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is governed by policies and principles established by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets quarterly.
IAFP members are active legislatively on behalf of their constituents - the families of Iowa. Family Physicians want their patients to receive only the best health care. IAFP is very interested in legislation that affects the quality of that care.
The Iowa Family Physician is the quarterly journal published by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. This is one way members can keep abreast of legislative events as well as activities of the IAFP.

Mission Statement

Advocate, educate and support family physicians to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, families and communities.

Vision Statement

Family Medicine will be the foundation for a healthier Iowa.