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Nurse Practitioners

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Payment, Non-Physician Providers

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on payment for services delegated by non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-providers.html

I Hired a Community Health Worker and Now We Work Miracles

Sep 17, 2018 - Patients need doctors, but some need more help to achieve better health. Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes about the dramatic difference a community health worker has made in her practice.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180917fp-commhealth.html

The No. 1 question about team documentation -- FPM

Jan 30, 2019 - To ease physicians’ administrative burdens, many practices are adopting team documentation, which involves increasing the MA-to-physician ratio and delegating more tasks to MAs. How do you convince your practice to try it?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/team_documentation_question.html

Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) -- Physician Payment

Nov 29, 2018 - Learn about the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), a preventive visit offered to newly-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/medicare-coordination-services/ippe.html

Resolution No. 408 (Co-Sponsored D) - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in efforts to overturn the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) classification on mifepristone.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/cosponsored-d.mem.html

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Pay-for-performance programs have produced disappointing results. Fewer and more appropriate, evidence-based quality measures could help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.html

Resolution No. 608 (New Mexico C) - Removal of Language from ACGME Program Requirements...

Sep 6, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians request that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Review Committee for Family Medicine remove from the common program requirements and the program requirements for graduate medical education ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newmexico-c.mem.html

2019 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2018 - 2019 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2019.html

AAFP TIPS - Quality Improvement -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Quality Improvement can help you explore the benefits, concepts, and steps for quality improvement that can enhance the care you provide.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/quality-improvement.html

AAFP TIPS - Empanelment -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Empanelment can help you learn about the importance of patient panels and how to create them for physicians and care teams.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/empanelment.html

ALSO Sponsor Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/sponsor.html

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/andrew-carroll.html

Resolution No. 205 (New Mexico D) - Non-Physician Faculty Membership -- Congress of ...

Sep 6, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians create a nonvoting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine training programs, and be it further that upon creation of a nonvoting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newmexico-d.mem.html

AAFP Names 2019–2020 Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - AAFP Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-names-2019-2020-board-of-directors.html

Stop wasting time looking for medical supplies and equipment -- FPM

Mar 1, 2018 - How to say no to inappropriate patient requests, such as requests for opioids or work excuses.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_supplies_equipment.html

DTC Tests Raise Questions Among Patients, Physicians

Mar 29, 2018 - With so many questions about the risks and benefits of direct-to-consumer genetic tests that are hitting the market, we asked two of our new physician bloggers for their insights.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180329fp-dtctests.html

Margaret Jean Miller -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Margaret Jean Miller serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/margaret-jean-miller.html

How to help sustain a quality improvement initiative -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Quality improvement efforts require motivated staff. These three suggestions can help keep employees engaged.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/sustaining_quality_improvement.html

Hold an ALSO Provider Course -- ALSO

Jan 19, 2018 - Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course in your area.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/provider-blended.html

Principles for Administrative Simplification

Jan 10, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy on principles for administrative simplification.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/principles-adminsimplification.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jun 25, 2018 - Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180625fdf-reilly.html

Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Use this guide to plan for offering medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p21.html

2018 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2018 - 2018 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2018.html

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.html

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

ALSO Course Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/course.html

What I Learned as a New Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., reflects on what she has learned in her first seven years as a small, rural practice owner.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180615fp-ollerfinale.html

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program -- Physician ...

Feb 5, 2019 - A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101/acronyms.html

Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Through AAFP State Chapters

Mar 8, 2019 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) grants are being utilized to support quality improvement (QI) initiatives that will increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates through three AAFP state chapters: Kansas, ...

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/pneumococcal-grant.html

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p23.html

AAFP NRN Newsletter -- National Research Network

Feb 19, 2019 - x

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/news.html

NY Physicians, Health Officials Create EVALI Assessment Tool

Dec 4, 2019 - A diverse group of medical professionals and public health officials, including a team of physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., recently created a vaping-related lung illness assessment tool.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191204evalitool.html

Hold an ALSO Instructor Course -- ALSO

Mar 7, 2018 - Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course in your area.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/instructor.html

Publications of the AAFP NRN -- National Research Network

Apr 13, 2018 - Explore the listing of AAFP NRN publications.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/publications.html

AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit

May 17, 2018 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is recruiting 10 family physicians for the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/imms-summit.html

Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p25.html

How to calculate the value of team documentation -- FPM

Feb 6, 2019 - Having a medical assistant or nurse handle the paperwork related to patient visits can help you be more efficient and increase revenue. Here’s how to calculate the value.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/team_documentation_savings.html

Collaboration Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost

Sep 4, 2019 - Researchers found that an interprofessional collaborative practice model used in an ambulatory care center led to better care, lower costs and greater clinician satisfaction.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190904annalscollaboration.html

Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Adverse childhood events can have enduring effects on patients’ health, but these four steps can help promote healing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p5.html

Spring 2019 -- National Research Network

Feb 19, 2019 - x

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/news/spring2019.html

Resident Program Directors: Train Your Residents to Transform Their Practice With AAFP ...

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP TIPS are the AAFP practice improvement modules to help residency program directors train residents to transform their practice with small changes that yield big results.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/aafptips_for_residents.html

Transform Your Practice With AAFP TIPS -- Practice Management

Nov 15, 2019 - AAFP TIPS are the AAFP practice improvement modules to help you transform your practice with small changes that yield big results.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips.html

Family Medicine Cares USA Supports Free Medical Clinics

Apr 19, 2018 - The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Cares USA program awards grants to free health clinics in the United States to help purchase needed medical equipment.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180419fmcusa.html

Three things to consider before you start screening for social determinants of health ...

Mar 21, 2019 - Social needs can complicate a patient’s health issues, but before you add another screening, answer these three questions.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/social_needs_screening.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/patient-outcomes.html

AAFP TIPS - Clinical Data Registries -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series Clinical Data Registries can help you uncover the benefits of registries, and learn how to select and implement them in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/clinical-data-registries.html

AAFP TIPS - Team Documentation -- Practice Management

Jan 31, 2019 - AAFP TIPS Transformation in Practice Series can help you build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

Practice Management : Practice Transformation

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/transformation/pi-tips/team-documentation.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Team-based Resources

Apr 6, 2018 - To help family physicians modify their practices to better address their patients' social determinants of health, The AAFP's The EveryONE Project has released its latest toolkit and implementation guide.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180406everyoneteam-based.html

Practical Playbook II Offers Guide to Better Population Health

Jun 12, 2019 - Members of the Practical Playbook initiative have released The Practical Playbook II, a new text that showcases the integration of public health and primary care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190612practicalplaybook2.html

AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Nov 19, 2018 - AAFP’s HealthLandscape Awarded $7 Million, 5-Year HRSA Contract Extension for UDS Mapper

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-healthlandscape-awarded-seven-million-five-year-hrsa-contract-extension-for-uds-mapper.html

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

May 21, 2018 - Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180521fdf-howe.html

Free Physicians From 'Transactional Tasks,' Authors Write

Mar 13, 2018 - Assigning more tasks to nonphysicians can lead to better care and less burnout, according to an article in the March/April issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180313personalizedcare.html

Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Jun 25, 2018 - Family Physicians Help Patients and Families Confront Bullying

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/family-physicians-help-patients-and-families-confront-bullying.html

Study Calls for Clarity on SDOH, Related Terminology

Jun 10, 2019 - Researchers have found considerable differences in the way individual health care professionals, organizations and other stakeholders use shared language, such as social determinants of health and related terms.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190610sdohterms.html

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

Nov 6, 2018 - In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

Take a Look: Three New AAFP TIPS Products Now Available

Oct 19, 2018 - The AAFP recently added three new topics to the Transformation in Practice Series that the Academy launched last spring: clinical data registries, continuity of care and team documentation.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181019newtips.html

New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

Sep 11, 2019 - New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190911fpschildren.html

The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator

Jul 25, 2018 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched another user-friendly tool to help family physicians address social determinants of health at the point of care: The Neighborhood Navigator.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725neighbornav.html

Lessons Learned From a Legislative Victory

Jun 22, 2018 - Tennessee AFP President Sherry L. Robbins, M.D., writes that courage and collaboration were critical in shutting down a potentially harmful scope-of-practice bill in her state legislature.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180622gsted-tennafp.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p368.html

Family Medicine Is Ticket to Wide World of Sports Medicine

Aug 26, 2019 - Amy Leu, D.O., combined two of her passions -- sports and health care -- in a career that has taken her around the globe.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190826fdf-leu.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Sep 10, 2018 - Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180910fdf-phillips.html

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

Aug 13, 2019 - The CDC launched a new website for its #HowIRecommend videos series, featuring health care professionals talking about how they recommend vaccines to different types of patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190813reccvaccvideos.html

FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience

May 28, 2019 - New research from the American Board of Family Medicine examines why physicians joined a practice transformation network, what they expected and what they got from the experience.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190528ptnetworsks.html

Updated E/M Documentation Rules Good for Preceptors

Feb 16, 2018 - CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180216studentdocumentation.html

Study Suggests Link Between FP Scope of Practice, Burnout

Jun 27, 2018 - New research published in Annals of Family Medicine suggests FPs with a broader scope of practice early in their careers may be less likely to feel burned out.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180627burnout.html

AAFP Rolls Out Well-being Planner to Help Fight Burnout

Apr 24, 2018 - The AAFP has expanded its Physician Health First initiative to include an online well-being planner as part of an ongoing effort to combat physician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20180424wbplanner.html

AAFP Pushes CMS to Clear 'Safe Harbors' in Stark Law

Sep 5, 2018 - The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter how the agency could change self-referral rules that unduly burden physicians who adopt innovative payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180905starkletter.html

AAFP Working to Improve Community Health Outcomes

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP played a key role in the recent release of a new framework to spark collaboration between the public health and health care sectors to improve community health outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703hlthframewrk.html

Identifying Priorities Is First Step to Better Outcomes

Mar 27, 2019 - Researchers recently designed and tested a waiting room Visit Planner tool that aims to help patients identify and voice their top priorities for the visit before seeing their physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190327visitplanner.html

Study: Talking About Medication Costs Yields Rewards

Jun 5, 2019 - Researchers found that a 60-minute training intervention with physician practices helped increase the frequency of cost-of-medication conversations with patients, which, in turn, enabled clinicians to identify those for whom cost was a specific barrier.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190605costconversations.html

New Transformation in Practice Series Simplifies Change

May 25, 2018 - A new product created for family physicians is now available to be used as a team-based tool that makes practice improvement smoother and easier.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180525tips.html

AAFP Offers Solutions to Ease E/M Documentation Burdens

Apr 27, 2018 - The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS regarding changes to evaluation and management documentation guidelines.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180427burdensletter.html

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

Mar 22, 2018 - The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Latest Toolkit

Oct 11, 2018 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolkit to help family physicians address social determinants of health in their practices and communities.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181011everyoneproject.html

Workforce Tactic Team Sets Stage to Increase Ranks of FPs

Mar 4, 2019 - A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190304fmahworkforce.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p232.html

AAFP News - May 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p558.html

USPSTF Takes First Step to Address Opioid Use Disorder

Jan 11, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft research plan on preventing opioid use disorder that includes a focus on interventions to prevent initiation or minimize use of opioids, inviting public comment until Jan. 16.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190111oudprevresearchplan.html

People in the News/Awards -- November/December

Dec 21, 2018 - AAFP members frequently receive various honors or are named to leadership positions. During the past two months, a pair of Academy members were so recognized.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181221people-novdec.html

Researchers Test EHR Tools That Document Social Determinants

Sep 19, 2018 - New research published in Annals of Family Medicine analyzes use of an electronic health record-based tool for documenting social determinants of health in three community health centers.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180919ehrsdoh.html

WPSI Recommends Screening Women for Anxiety

Apr 3, 2019 - The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a draft recommendation on screening for anxiety in women. Public comment is invited through May 1.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190403wpsi-anxiety.html

What Influences Scope of Practice for Rural FPs?

May 25, 2018 - A new study published in Family Medicine attempts to answer questions surrounding the decision to practice family medicine in rural areas and the factors that cause some rural FPs to limit their scope of practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180525ruralscope.html

The EveryONE Project Builds on Successful Year for 2019

Jan 2, 2019 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP had a busy 2018 creating a comprehensive toolkit and other resources family physicians can use to address social determinants of health in their practices and communities throughout 2019 and beyond.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190102sdohtools.html

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities

Apr 30, 2018 - Family physician Denise Rodgers, M.D., is leading a broad community effort to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition, fitness, housing and mental health in Newark, N.J.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180430fdf-rodgers.html

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Oct 22, 2018 - Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

Study Examines Certain Physicians' Readiness to Treat OUD

Oct 3, 2018 - According to a study published in the August/September issue of Annals of Family Medicine, few early-career family physicians report being adequately trained to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder, and even fewer say they provide it in their practices.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181003buprenorphine.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

Sep 5, 2018 - A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

HealthLandscape Introduces Population Health Profiler

May 29, 2018 - HealthLandscape, an innovation the AAFP acquired in 2014, has released its new Community Vital Signs Population Health Profiler, a free tool that could be incredibly helpful for family physicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180529pophealthprofiler.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Social Determinants of Health Tools

Jan 9, 2018 - The AAFP, as part of its initiative The EveryONE Project, has launched an initial screening toolkit to help physicians identify and respond to social determinants of health that affect their patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180109sdohtools.html

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