ADFM’s 3-Year Strategic Plan 2012–2015

Transform Health Care DeliveryDevelop LeadersStrengthen ResearchTransform EducationDevelop ADFM Infrastructure/Governance
ADFM will assist departments in transforming the clinical delivery enterprise to advance the triple aim of higher quality, development improved health and lower cost.ADFM will enhance the leadership skills of chairs, administrators and future department leaders to improve the effectiveness of DFMs.ADFM will assist DFMs to build research capacity and to strengthen the quality of their research.ADFM will assist departments to develop, implement and evaluate innovative models of education across the UME/GME/Faculty continuum.ADFM will create and maintain the appropriate staffing, governance and technological resources to support membership services and organizational effectiveness.
1. Assist departments of family medicine (DFMs) to assess the current status of health care delivery in the local environment
2. Identify possible healthcare environment and how DFMs can optimally position themselves
3. Assist DFMs to play leadership roles within their own environments
1. Develop and implement programs for mid-career chairs to: assist chairs to become leaders in their own institutions, and sustain mid-career chairs’ leadership, avoid burnout and reenergize
2. Sustain and enhance current leadership training for new/interim chairs and “future” chairs (ie, the ADFM Fellowship and Senior Leader Program) and administrators
3. Participate in Leading Change Curriculum Task Force (co-led by ADFM and STFM in collaboration with CAFM) and decide how to utilize and disseminate the training products (ongoing)
4. Develop programs for senior chairs for future planning and succession planning
1. Identify and influence funding agencies and sources by educating them on the importance of FM research and advocacy and maximizing our current relationships
2. Lead the Council of Academic Family Medicine and the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee in developing a collaborative plan to build family medicine research infrastructure
3. Educate and train departmental leadership to build research capacity and quality in DFMs.
4. Track research funding, publications, and research infrastructure within DFMs
1. Gather and disseminate information about new/innovative models of education in: a) graduate medical education; b) undergraduate medical education; c) interprofessional education; d) faculty development relative to learning new models. Use information gathered to communicate ADFM’s perspectives
2. Develop mechanisms to assist chairs in implementing innovative models of education
3. Develop mechanisms to assist chairs in resource acquisition and negotiation in order to improve their ability to successfully implement innovative educational models in their institution
4. Enable family medicine chairs to become change agents in education across their departmental and institutional environments
1. Continue to develop an engaged board that understands their fiduciary responsibilities
2. Develop a more formal and comprehensive process for implementing a pathway for developing future leaders and incorporating it into the nomination process
3. Define the best structure and approach to staffing ADFM to most efficiently support the needs of the organization
4. Develop a financial plan that will support the increased infrastructure, workload and strategic initiatives of ADFM
5. Maintain an effective IT infrastructure that serves as an ongoing communications vehicle
6. Strengthen collaborative relationships with the Council of Academic Family Medicine (AFMRD, NAPCRG, STFM), AAFP, ABFM, AAMC, PCPCC and other partners identified through the board