With over 1,600 members, the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is the largest medical specialty society in Oregon and is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. OAFP’s mission is to support family physicians in their pursuit of optimal health for the people of Oregon and provides value to its members by advocating for sustainable, equitable health care in their communities.
Primary Care Beyond Clinic Walls is a pilot project that aims to foster long-lasting relationships between primary care, community-based organizations, and local public health agencies. These relationships are established through collaboration and creating projects aimed to address community needs in five communities across Oregon. Throughout the project, physicians serve as collaborators with their CBO partners, and potential bridges and collaborators with local public health (LPH). Projects and relationships are supported through group and individual consultation which seeks to help physicians utilize fundamental project management skills, identify advantageous resources, and facilitate beneficial connections.