|House of Delegates|
All members are invited to attend this annual business session to deliberate on resolutions, hear updates from AAFP leadership and elect officers.
2017 House of Delegates
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
What is the House of Delegates (HOD)?
The HOD convenes once a year to inform and direct the MAFP leadership and staff. Adopted resolutions from the HOD are needed to:
The single-day event begins at 7:30 am at The Depot Minneapolis, ahead of the annual two-day Spring Refresher and includes deliberation on resolutions, updates from AAFP and MAFP, and election of MAFP Officers. Breakfast and lunch are provided as well as an end-of-day reception where you can connect with your colleagues from around the state.
Each MAFP local chapter determines a certain number of delegates to represent the membership at HOD. Delegates come to the HOD meeting prepared to act on proposed resolutions. Contact the MAFP about becoming a delegate for your local chapter (contact info below).
Resolutions are the way members bring forward changes and/or issues that affect the specialty. They have a specific format which you can view in an Example Resolution that was adopted at the 2016 House of Delegates. This Resolution Writing Template will also help you craft a resolution.
Resolutions for 2017 House of Delegates must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 20, 2017.
Why make the effort?
Participating in the policy making process is a powerful benefit of your membership. Resolutions not only help to guide the policy decisions of the Academy, but can also raise awareness of issues of importance to family medicine. A strong resolution may also make its way through the House of Delegates and be carried the AAFP Congress of Delegates to potentially become policy at the national level.
Authoring a resolution is also an excellent way to get involved in the Academy and enjoy the satisfaction of being a change agent for the improved health of Minnesotans and of healthcare in our state.
Local Chapter meetings – happening February 2017