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What We Stand For

The ACFP endeavours to be recognized as the respected and influential voice of family physicians in Alberta. Representatives from the ACFP have long been involved in the provision of positive, proactive, and responsive counsel to stakeholders in Alberta’s health care system.

During discussions surrounding improvement of patient care, health policy development, health care innovation, system transformation, and building efficiencies, among others, the ACFP strives to ensure that its advocacies are put forward.

Learn More About What We Stand For:

Strategic Framework
We have created a document that lays out our strategic plans for “Shaping the Future of Family Medicine.”

Pillars and Values
Our strategic strategy and vision are rooted in four pillars and a set of values that support our members, communities and the health care system as a whole.

Read about the bylaws that govern the ACFP, its Board, committees and members.

Truth and Reconciliation
The ACFP strives to support cultural safety, equity and the health and well-being of all.

Year in Review
Every year, the ACFP publishes an annual report that underscores the highlights in terms of CPD programs, advocacy and governance-related efforts for the College.

My name is Smitha Yaltho and I feel privileged to work as a family physician. Why? I believe that being a family physician has been the best job any physician can hope to have. I have personally grown in my own abilities and skill-sets with diverse opportunities in ambulatory practice, acute care and work in Facility Living.  Working in primary care has been exciting and has also afforded me tremendous opportunities for growth while still remaining stimulating in its complexity.  I believe that Family physicians are trusted partners in patient care –  every step of the way. 

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I currently have an interest in Physician Leadership and  trauma informed care.  I have served as a director with the Board of Directors with the Edmonton North PCN, Edmonton’s largest PCN. Thereafter, I have worked as the Director of Medical Services with CapitalCare (also based in Edmonton) for almost 6 years. It is my express wish that my contribution on the ACFP board of directors will highlight the excellence of family medicine that exists right here and now within the Alberta health care system. 

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Ability to highlight and further support the excellence of primary care right here in Alberta.