Resources for Patients

A wide variety of resources are available at for those seeking scientifically accurate, physician-reviewed medical information.—an initiative of American Academy of Family Physicians and AAFP Foundation—is aimed at improving the health of individuals, families, and communities by:

  • Empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health and wellness
  • Educating parents, caretakers, and families to support healthy behaviors, disease prevention, and effective management of common diseases
  • Providing tools to facilitate discussions between patients and family physicians
  • Strengthening the relationships between patients and their family physicians
  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of family medicine »