The AAFP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians whose

mission is to advance the values of family medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and

scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. 


The Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine clinic is the first of many new free health clinics that will

benefit from grants provided by a new signature program of the American Academy of Family

Physicians Foundation called Family Medicine Cares. The AAFP Foundation will collaborate with

Volunteers in Medicine, a non-profit organization that helps develop sustainable, locally supported

free clinics in underserved communities throughout the United States.

“As family doctors, we know how important it is to have access to quality primary care to

prevent illness, detect and treat problems early, and coordinate complex care.  As fellow Americans, we stand with those in the Space Coast area who find themselves in need,”

said Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D., president of the AAFP Foundation.

“The opening of the Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, as well as its being the inaugural Family Medicine Cares grant recipient, sets the stage for a continuing partnership

between the AAFP Foundation and Volunteers in Medicine that will result in the opening of many more free clinics in the future,” said Hugh Greeley, chairman of the VIM Board of Directors. “Volunteers in Medicine is honored to be part of this important initiative that provides primary care to the increasing numbers of uninsured individuals in the United States.”

Visit our website at www.aafpfoundation.org for more information.