ACOFP Foundation Announces New Campaign, Family Medicine Forward

Campaign underscores the urgency and need to support early career osteopathic family physicians.

CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / April 3, 2024 / The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Foundation officially launches its fundraising campaign, Family Medicine Forward. This new campaign aims to provide expanded leadership development support for early career osteopathic family physicians and future leader alumni, as well as address critical barriers within the profession, including increased representation in our communities and enhanced patient support.

Family Medicine Forward from the ACOFP Foundation
Family Medicine Forward from the ACOFP Foundation

“The purpose of the new Family Medicine Forward campaign is to address the evolving healthcare landscape and emphasize the critical role early career osteopathic family physicians play in shaping the future of osteopathic family medicine in perpetuity,” said Paul A. Martin, DO, FACOFP dist., ACOFP Foundation President. “The ACOFP Foundation firmly believes that well-trained osteopathic family physicians, with the appropriate leadership skills and mentoring, are in the best position to improve the health of their patients longitudinally and in turn the communities that they serve.”

ACOFP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing and empowering future physicians through a series of programs supported by the Family Medicine Forward campaign. The campaign kicks off at the ACOFP’s 61st Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars in New Orleans and will aim to raise funds for three years. It will support programs that have been numerously requested by early career physicians, including Future Leaders Next Level Conferences, one-on-one coaching, formal mentorship, alumni networking, leadership opportunities and more.

“As dedicated stewards of ACOFP, our role extends beyond patient care,” shared Carol L. Henwood, DO, FACOFP dist., ACOFP Foundation Director and Chair of the campaign. “It involves nurturing and mentoring the future leaders of our profession who will carry forward our legacy. This campaign is designed to empower and support the next generation and in doing so, ensure not just skilled osteopathic family physicians, but visionary leaders. By engaging in this initiative, donors contribute to ensuring the future of our profession for years to come.”

Visit the ACOFP Foundation website today to make a donation: Together, we can ensure that the future of our profession is resilient, compassionate, and dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients and their families.

About the ACOFP Foundation
Founded in 1986, the ACOFP Foundation promotes osteopathic family physician leadership, strives to improve public health and advocates for greater awareness of osteopathic family medicine principles and practices. Dedicated to furthering members’ goals and ensuring the future of tomorrow’s osteopathic leaders, the ACOFP Foundation achieves its objectives by identifying and securing funds from various sources. For more information, visit

About the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Founded in 1950, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is a community of 26,000 physicians, residents, and students that champions osteopathic principles and supports its members by providing resources such as education, networking and advocacy, while putting patients first. ACOFP empowers its members with education and resources that allow them to adapt to new models of care and quickly changing government policy. For more information, visit

Contact Information

Emily Bennett
Director of Communications & Engagement
(847) 952-5537

SOURCE: American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians


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