TAFP serves as your voice in the Texas Legislature. We have a team of advocates with strong relationships throughout the Capitol and in state agencies working on your behalf. We continue to make strides for the specialty, but we couldn’t do it without your help. We invite you to get involved in the fight for family medicine.
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians Political Action Committee (TAFPPAC) speaks on behalf of more than 8,000 Texas family physicians and their patients through grassroots involvement, personal relationships with elected officials, and political campaign participation and contributions. TAFPPAC is a non-partisan political action committee that supports candidates who demonstrate support for issues important to family physicians and our patients.
Physician of the Day
As a service to the Texas Legislature, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians provides a physician in the Capitol for legislative sessions. This tradition started in 1971 and TAFP has provided a physician in the Capitol for every legislative session including special sessions since. This program is organized by TAFP and supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Medical Association. The Physician of the Day is introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives each day and his or her name becomes a permanent part of the official legislative record.
State and federal lawmakers are making decisions that directly affect your patients and your practice. As legislative battles heat up, legislators need to hear from family physicians about how medicine should be practiced. TAFP’s Key Contacts program uses family physicians to serve as resources to their legislators to advocate for family medicine and patient care.
Who Represents Me?
The “Who Represents Me?” tool, provided by the Texas Legislature, provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.