After several months of research, member surveys, one-on-one interviews, and thoughtful deliberation, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors approved a four-year, strategic plan to address the most pressing issues facing our members now and into the near future.
The plan outlines new priorities and objectives that emphasize value – value for membership, value for the profession, and the value family physicians bring to total population health. The plan helps the Academy to refocus its human and financial resources and provides guidance on how to effectively respond to a rapidly changing practice environment.
- Help members navigate payment reform in a value-based environment
- Bring the joy back to family medicine
- Lead the enhanced primary care movement in Ohio
- Pursue opportunities where family physicians can improve population health
- Ensure Academy members receive value for membership
- Support the OAFP Foundation’s mission and vision to ensure a sufficient family medicine workforce for Ohio.
Specific objectives within each goal are outlined in the plan’s document which will serve as a basis for establishing a coordinated action strategy. Members are encouraged to review the strategic plan and participate with your peers in a strategic leadership session which will be held during the 2016 Members Assembly.
Every four years, the OAFP engages in a thorough strategic planning process that incorporates the voice of its members; an analysis of family medicine practice trends; the expert guidance of its elected leadership; and the support of its national, state, and local stakeholders.
In the fall of 2015, the OAFP Board of Directors identified select physician leaders to participate in a planning workgroup to guide the development of the strategic plan in partnership with OAFP staff and a hired strategic consultant. Over the course of several months, members of the workgroup conducted a member wide survey, developed a comprehensive environmental scan, and conducted interviews with family physicians that represented every practice type.
A draft plan with six strategic priorities and a revision to the Academy’s mission, vision, and values was recommended for board adoption and on April 16 the 2016-20 strategic plan was adopted and put into immediate action. The final plan is a living document which articulates fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide the OAFP’s defining principles, delineates the unique needs of the physicians we serve, and outlines the actions needed to make meaningful progress for the OAFP and the overall health of all Ohioans.
For more information or answers to your questions, contact Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, or call 800.274.7327.