Viviana Martinez-Bianchi to lead national team focused on reducing health disparities in United States

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of community and family medicine and program director, Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, has been named chair of Family Medicine for America’s Health team focused on the challenge of reducing health disparities in the United States.


Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth) is a new collaboration between the eight leading family medicine organizations in the United States to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of true primary care. Organizations represented in FMAHealth are:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
  • North American Primary Care Research Group
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

The team will collaborate with and build on the work that the eight family medicine organizations are already doing to help reduce health disparities in the United States. It will help FMAHealth make reducing health disparities a concrete part of all of its work.