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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Health Care Transition Counseling for Youth with ...

Dec 1, 2012 - Youth with special health care needs who receive care within a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are significantly more likely to receive services for transitioning to adult care. Broader implementation of the PCMH may contribute to wider use of health care transition counseling and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1024.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Comprehensive Medical School Rural Programs Produce...

Dec 15, 2011 - Health insurance expansion expected from the Affordable Care Act is likely to exacerbate the long-standing and critical shortage of rural and primary care physicians over the next decade. Comprehensive medical school rural programs, from which most graduates ultimately enter primary ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1350.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Improving America's Health Requires Community-Level...

Aug 15, 2012 - Amidst sweeping changes to health care in the 1960s, the broadly influential Folsom Commission report, Health is a Community Affair, never fully achieved its vision of galvanizing the creation of Communities of Solution, which were empowered to improve health at the local level. Passage...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/od2.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Will Patients Find Diversity in the Medical Home? -...

Jul 15, 2008 - Mexican Americans and blacks experience disparities in health outcomes relative to white populations. During the past five to 10 years, fewer blacks and Mexican Americans are going to medical school and entering primary care professions. To assure the availability of a patient-centered ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p183.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Greater Family Medicine Presence at NIH Could ...

May 15, 2010 - Advisory committees perform pivotal tasks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), informing funding decisions, helping establish research priorities, and contributing to the vision for the nation's biomedical research agenda. Family medicine has not had a substantial role on these ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1213.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to ...

Jan 1, 2012 - The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p59.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Title VII Is Criticial to the Community Health ...

Jan 15, 2010 - Community health centers (CHCs) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) are essential to a functioning health care safety net, but they struggle to recruit physicians. Compared with physicians trained in residency programs without Title VII funding, those trained in Title ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p132.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Better Integration of Mental Health Care Improves ...

Nov 1, 2011 - Improving screening and treatment for depression in primary care will require better mental health care integration. Depression is common in primary care, yet screening for the condition remains low. Enhanced, coordinated financial support for the integration of mental health care into ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p980.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: EHR Implementation Without Meaningful Use Can Lead ...

Dec 1, 2011 - Defying expectations, typical electronic health record (EHR) use in practices belonging to a primary care network has been associated with poorer diabetes care quality and outcomes. Current expansion of primary care EHR implementation must focus on use that improves care.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1220.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: FPs Lower Hospital Readmission Rates and Costs - ...

May 1, 2011 - Hospital readmission after discharge is often a costly failing of the U.S. health care system to adequately manage patients who are ill. Increasing the numbers of family physicians (FPs) is associated with significant reductions in hospital readmissions and substantial cost savings.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1054.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Primary Care's Ecologic Impact on Obesity - ...

Mar 15, 2009 - With a costly obesity epidemic, policy makers must recognize factors that may influence obesity not only for each person, but also across communities. Increased primary care physician density on the county level is associated with decreased obesity rates. As we move to restructure the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p446.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Income Disparities Shape Medical Student Specialty ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Currently, a gap of more than $135,000 separates the median annual subspecialist income from that of a primary care physician, yielding a $3.5 million difference in expected income over a lifetime. These income disparities dissuade medical students from selecting primary care and should...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p601.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Loss of Primary Care Residency Positions Amidst ...

Jul 15, 2010 - Since the 1997 Balanced Budget Act capped funding for graduate medical education (GME) programs, overall growth in GME has continued (+7.8 percent), but primary care specialties have experienced a substantial decline in their number of programs and residency positions. This decline will...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p121.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: A Perfect Storm: Changes Impacting Medicare ...

Jun 15, 2008 - A convergence of three policies could reduce physician Medicare payments by 14.9 to 22.3 percent in 2008, which could jeopardize access for Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas. Congress and the Executive Branch should coordinate their roles in setting Medicare payment policy, ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1738.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Physician Distribution and Access: Priorities for ...

May 15, 2008 - Most Primary Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) exceed federal population-to-physician designation criteria, yet struggle to maintain access to primary care physicians. Policy options for recruiting and retaining primary care physicians to HPSAs, and new HPSA criteria that ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1378.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Greater NIH investment in Family Medicine Would ...

Mar 15, 2010 - Family medicine is the predominant provider of primary health care in the United States, yet it receives relatively little research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Family medicine can help the NIH speed research discovery and improve research relevance; the NIH can...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p704.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians' Present and Future Role in ...

Nov 15, 2009 - The population of patients older than 65 years is projected to increase substantially in the coming years, particularly in rural areas. Family physicians are essential providers of geriatric care, especially in rural areas, but need payment reform to improve their capacity to meet the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1072.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Title VII's Decline: Shrinking Investment in the ...

Oct 15, 2009 - Title VII, Section 747 is a source of federal funding intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. Despite evidence that Title VII has been successful, its funding has declined over the past three decades, threatening the production of primary care physicians.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p872.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Decreasing Self-Perceived Health Status Despite ...

Sep 1, 2009 - Despite steady increases in U.S. health care spending, the population's self-perceived health status has been in a long-term decline. Increased support for public health, prevention, and primary care could reduce growth in spending and improve actual and perceived health.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0901/p427.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Physician Workforce: The Special Case of Health ...

Jul 15, 2005 - Federally funded health centers and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) depend on family physicians (FPs) and general practitioners (GPs) to meet the needs of millions of medically underserved people. Policy makers and workforce planners should consider how changes in the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p235.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Having a Usual Source of Care Reduces ED Visits - ...

Jan 15, 2009 - The recent growth in the use of emergency departments (EDs) is costly, undesirable, and unnecessary. This trend is partly due to a growing proportion of persons who lack a usual source of care. This group is increasingly likely to rely on EDs for their health care needs compared with ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p94.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Changing Patient Health-Risk Behavior Requires New ...

Oct 15, 2008 - Evidence supports the effectiveness of primary care interventions to improve nutrition, increase physical activity levels, reduce alcohol intake, and stop tobacco use. However, implementing these interventions requires considerable practice expense. If we hope to change behavior to ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/p924.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Why There Must Be Room For Mental Health in the ...

Mar 15, 2008 - Most people with poor mental health are cared for in primary care settings, despite many barriers. Efforts to provide everyone a medical home will require the inclusion of mental health care if it is to succeed in improving care and reducing costs. Major primary care organizations have ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p757.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs a Continuing ...

Feb 1, 2006 - Of 29 million expected Part D beneficiaries, 6.9 million are projected to have annual out-of-pocket medication expenses greater than $750. Accounting for one fourth of all Part D enrollees, these beneficiaries also are most likely to have high aggregate health care costs, putting them ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p402.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Behavioral Change Counseling in the Medical Home - ...

Nov 15, 2007 - Health-related behavioral counseling can and should be a central offering in the medical home. Primary care practices currently address unhealthy behaviors with their patients, but most practices lack the integrated approaches needed to effectively change these behaviors. Revisions in ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1472.html

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