Archive for September, 2017

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) Seeking Colleague to serve on Alliance Board of Truste

A Message from GHFA President Dr. Evelyn Lewis & Clark:

Looking for a way to be more involved with your Academy?  Want to give back but aren’t sure where to start? The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is seeking an interested GAFP member to serve on the Alliance Board of Trustees beginning in 2018.

Formerly the Foundation of the GAFP, the Alliance was founded in 1987 and is the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. The mission of the Alliance is to enhance the well-being of Georgia citizens through education and outreach programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of family medicine.

Now, more than ever the Alliance needs family physicians who are excited about our future focusing on our Capital Campaign that will raise up to $3 million dollars.  This funding will allow the Alliance to have a full-time team dedicated to improving the health and welfare of our local communities in Georgia.

New Board members will serve four-year terms and will help guide and oversee GHFA projects including:

  1. The Community Health Grant Program— This award- winning (2015 AAFP Foundation “Program of the Year”) program awards grants to GAFP member affiliated projects addressing health care needs throughout Georgia. Since beginning this program three years ago, the Alliance has awarded over $160,000 to community projects in all corners of the state.
  2. Tar Wars, a tobacco education program, presented to more than 2,000 fourth and fifth graders in Georgia during last school year alone. Board members are expected to attend each of the GHFA meetings in 2018. Meetings are typically held in March, June, August, and November.

Click Here to Apply

Thank you in advance for considering this leadership role. Interested members should fill out the form below by September 5th and e-mail it to  To learn more visit us on the web at



GAFP Members – Join the Discussion

The first meeting of the Congress of Delegates will be via conference call/webinar on Thursday, October 5, at 6 pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. The call-in number is 1-800-791-2345, participate code 14297.  There will also be the ability to view a webinar via this link:

 2017 Congress of Delegates – 1st Session

Join us for a webinar on Oct 05, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT.

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2017 Congress of Delegates – 1st Session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View System Requirements

Members are invited to speak to resolutions of interest or concern to you.  To see the resolutions up for discussion, please click here: View 2017 Final Resolutions.

The second session of the Congress of Delegates will be from 8 am until 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 28, at the GAFP Annual Meeting at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta.   The second session is where final discussion and voting occurs.  COD delegates can speak and vote for your district during the second session.  Below is the current list of delegates.  Resident and student delegates will be selected soon.