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'Flipped Classroom' Format to Be Piloted at FMX in Denver

May 1, 2015 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Family Medicine Experience in Denver will be treated to a first for this venue: the chance to participate in CME offered in a flipped classroom format.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

2014 Hypertension Guideline Stands to Simplify Treatment, Says Expert

Dec 18, 2013 - In a world that grows more complex every day, wouldn't it be a welcome change to have just one thing become a little simpler? Well, when it comes to busy family physicians managing their patients' hypertension, a newly released guideline could go a long way to accomplishing that goal.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

Mar 20, 2019 - The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 26, 2019 - The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Calls on NHLBI to Release Long-awaited Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sep 3, 2013 - In a recent letter to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) director Gary Gibbons, M.D., AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., voiced concern regarding the NHLBI's decision to stop issuing clinical practice guidelines and focus instead only on ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Decides to Not Endorse AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

Dec 12, 2017 - After a rigorous review, the AAFP has chosen to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

Jan 3, 2018 - The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Managing Acute, Recurrent Gout

Jun 16, 2017 - The AAFP recently endorsed the American College of Physicians' evidence-based guideline on managing acute and recurrent gout.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Foundation Grant Provides Hope for Patients of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

May 10, 2011 - It's known as the Treasure Coast, and, for many of its residents, the Atlantic coast of Florida is a paradise. But for others, the area's economic decline has led to job losses and strained financial circumstances.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Gives Qualified Endorsement to Guideline on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk With ...

Aug 25, 2014 - The AAFP has given its qualified endorsement to an American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guideline on reducing cardiovascular risk in adults through lifestyle management.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Issues Atrial Fibrillation Drug Therapy Guideline

Jun 5, 2017 - The AAFP recently released an updated version of its clinical practice guideline on the pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Member Interest Groups Grow, Thrive

Jun 1, 2016 - The number of AAFP member interest groups (MIGs) has now grown to 15 with the addition of four new MIGs in recent months.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

AAFP Men's Health Survey Yields Mixed Results

Aug 3, 2016 - According to a survey commissioned by the AAFP and conducted by Harris Poll, nearly half of men (49 percent) rate their health as excellent or very good -- up from 42 percent in 2007.

AAFP News : Health of the Public


Jun 11, 2013 - Read about the issues affecting family physicians, their patients and communities, and news about the specialty of family medicine and its future in AAFP News.


AAFP Pledges to Take Up Let's Move! Challenge

Feb 9, 2011 - AAFP Board Chair Lori Heim, M.D., of Vass, N.C., joined first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Surgeon General and family physician Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., for a White House conference call to mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of the first lady's Let's Move! campaign ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Supports FDA's Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals

Nov 2, 2016 - The Academy recently sent a letter to the FDA supporting the agency's draft guidance on voluntary sodium reduction goals for commercial food producers.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Takes Leadership Role With Launch of Center for Diversity, Health Equity

Mar 31, 2017 - The AAFP recently announced the formation of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity, which will focus on addressing the social aspects of health care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP to Review AHA/ACC Redefinition of High Blood Pressure

Nov 15, 2017 - The AAFP will review a new hypertension guideline the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology unveiled Nov. 13 at the AHA's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Urges FPs to Integrate Preconception Care Into Patient Visits

Jan 19, 2016 - To promote the integration of preconception care into primary care visits, the AAFP recently published an evidence-based position paper on the topic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Voices Concern About New 'Public Charge' Rule

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP has joined a call for the Department of Homeland Security to rescind a new public charge regulation that creates an unacceptable barrier between physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Voices Support for HHS' Million Hearts Initiative

Oct 12, 2011 - Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, is responsible for 800,000 deaths in the United States -- or one in three people -- and an estimated $444 billion in overall costs each year. That's according to a recent article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or MMWR. To combat this public ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Webinar: Educating Patients on OTC Drug Safety

Feb 8, 2017 - The AAFP will host a free webinar on Feb. 16 from 8-9 p.m. CST that will focus on how to best educate patients about the safety of OTC analgesics.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP, ACP: Lower Older Adultsand#8217; SBP to Below 150 mm Hg

Jan 18, 2017 - The AAFP and the American College of Physicians published a joint guideline on appropriate systolic blood pressure targets for patients 60 and older who have hypertension.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP, USPSTF Recommend Screening All Adults for Obesity, Offering Some Patients ...

Jul 4, 2012 - The AAFP and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated their respective stances on screening for and management of obesity -- recommending that primary care physicians screen all adults for obesity and offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP's PerformanceNavigator Honored for Novel Approach to CME

Mar 8, 2017 - The AAFP recently received the 2017 Innovative Format Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions for its PerformanceNavigator CME product.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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