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AAFP Names Top Physician, Humanitarian and Public Health Advocates

Oct 1, 2015 - AAFP Names Top Physician, Humanitarian and Public Health Advocates

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/awards.html

North Carolina Doctor Named 2016 Family Physician of the Year

Oct 1, 2015 - Maureen E. Murphy, MD named AAFP’s 2016 Family Physician of the Year

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/fpoy-murphy.html

Low Adult Vaccination Rates Put the Nation’s Health and Economy at Risk

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Joins the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/AVAC-Vaccine-Release.html

AAFP Names 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Names 2015-2016 Board of Directors

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/board-of-directors.html

AAFP Calls on Congress to Pass Tobacco to 21 Legislation

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Calls on Congress to Pass Tobacco to 21 Legislation

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Tobacco-to-21-legislation.html

American Board of Family Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians receive ...

Sep 29, 2015 - ABFM and AAFP receive Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative award

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/ABFM-AAFP-Transforming-Clinical-Practice.html

Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, to Assume Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Sep 23, 2015 - Wanda D. Filer, a family physician in York, Pennsylvania, will assume the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Release_Filer_President.html

AAFP Joins Health Care Transformation Task Force

Sep 1, 2015 - An alliance of private sector leaders is spearheading adoption of value-based payment models.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Health-Care-Transformation-Task-Force.html

Natural Cigarettes? Nice Try

Aug 27, 2015 - FDA issued warning letters after AAFP and other organizations sent a letter to FDA.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-fda-natural-cigarettes.html

AAFP Praises Call for Much-Needed GAO Report on Graduate Medical Education

Aug 10, 2015 - Reps. Kevin Brady’s and Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ request that the Government Accountability Office study and report on graduate medical education financing is a vital first step towards ensuring that federal tax dollars are invested in producing a physician workforce that meets the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-gao-report-medical-education.html

AAFP: Rule on Association Health Plans May Threaten Comprehensive, Meaningful Insurance...

Jun 19, 2018 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-rule-on-association-health-plans.html

AAFP Demands Clinical Trials Data Transparency

Jul 30, 2015 - When researchers want to assess the effectiveness of a drug, they turn to a clinical trial. The results can be eye opening. Sometimes the data illustrates exactly what they hope to see. Other times, it shows an unwanted effect. Sometimes it’s something in between.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-alltrials.html

Patients Can’t Afford Not to Know When It Comes to Observation Care

Jul 30, 2015 - On behalf of our patients, America’s family physicians applaud the Senate for unanimously approving the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-observation-care.html

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Key to Curbing Opioid Abuse

Jul 29, 2015 - Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with 44 people dying each day from opioid overdose, and many more becoming addicted.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/TaskForce_Opioid_Abuse.html

50th Anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid Marks Half a Century of Kept Promises

Jul 28, 2015 - It has been said you can judge a society by how that society treats their elderly. Fifty years ago, a bipartisan Congress developed Medicare and Medicaid. Since then, these programs have been the bedrock of health care for elderly and disabled Americans, low-income families, and children

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-medicare-medicaid-50th-anniversary.html

AAFP Partners with NFL Foundation on Concussion Awareness

Jul 9, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced an educational partnership with the National Football League Foundation to deliver concussion-related safety and assessment tools to family physicians, their patients and the general public.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/AAFP-NFL-partnership.html

AAFP Applauds CMS’ Cervical Cancer Screening Decision

Jul 9, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is thrilled to learn that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to add Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing once every five years as an additional preventive service benefit under the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement-CMS-HPV-decision.html

Family Physicians: CMS Would be in Good Hands with Andy Slavitt at the Helm

Jul 9, 2015 - The health security of millions of Americans would be in good hands under the leadership of Andy Slavitt as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement_Slavitt_CMS.html

This is What Stability Looks Like: Proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 8, 2015 - Today’s release of the proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule marks the beginning of health security for millions of elderly and disabled Americans who depend on Medicare. It’s the first time in more than a decade that federal law did not threaten their access to care with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-2016-medicare-physician-fee-s-chedule.html

Family Physicians Applaud Flexibility in Transition to ICD-10

Jul 6, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CMS for taking actions to ease the transition to ICD-10. Taken altogether, these provisions will enable family physicians to bill accurately, be paid appropriately, and provide continued access to care for patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement-ICD10-Announcement.html

Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/joint_principles_for_protecting_the_patient_physician_relationship.html

Primary Care Patient Protection Act Makes Necessary Health Services Affordable

May 22, 2018 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/primary-care-patient-protection-act-makes-necessary.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 19 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jun 30, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 19 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as the 2015 Program of Excellence Award winners for their outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-program-of-excellence-awards.html

Family Physicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision that Preserves Federal Subsidies for ...

Jun 25, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physician welcomes today’s Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-supreme-court-aca.html

Trans Fats are a Major Public Health Risk

Jun 17, 2015 - AAFP Applauds FDA’s Plans to Eliminate Trans Fats

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Trans-Fats-Decision.html

View All AAFP News Releases and Statements

Jun 17, 2015 - View all American Academy of Family Physicians News Releases and Statements, sorted in reverse chronological order. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/list.html

AAFP Joins National Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Oct 21, 2015 - The AAFP announced new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/HHS-Drug-Abuse.html

Family Physicians Welcome the Congressional Primary Care Caucus

Oct 8, 2015 - Family Physicians Welcome the Congressional Primary Care Caucus

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Congressional-Primary-Care-Caucus.html

World Family Doctor Day is May 19

May 18, 2015 - In the complex world of health care, you rely on your family doctor to advocate for yourself and your family. Now it’s time to say thanks, and World Family Doctor Day on May 19 is the ideal opportunity.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Release-World-Family-Doctor-Day.html

Family Practice Management Earns Accolades From American Society of Healthcare ...

May 5, 2015 - Journal receives three awards for excellence in health care publishing.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/FPM-Awards.html

AAFP Foundation to Receive Heart to Heart International Award

May 4, 2015 - Thanks to its longstanding support for the underserved and victims of natural disasters, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation will receive Heart to Heart International’s 2015 Heart for Humanity award.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Foundation_Release_HHI_Award.html

Family Physicians Applaud Passage Of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Apr 14, 2015 - For more than a decade, elderly and disabled Americans didn’t know whether they would continue to receive the medical care they needed. They couldn’t count on whether they could see the physician they’d had for years. But with today’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-medicare-access-chip-reauthorization-act.html

AAFP Takes Action Against Superbugs

Apr 6, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is calling on food producers and the medical community to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/superbugs.html

PBS Film Illustrates the Value of Patient-Centered Care

Apr 1, 2015 - An upcoming documentary showcases physicians and health care providers who work together to put the patient at the center of their practices. Rx: The Quiet Revolution premieres Thursday, April 2, 2015, (check local listings) on PBS. The film shows how a patient-centered philosophy can ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-rx-the-quiet-revolution.html

AAFP: Passage of SGR Reform Should Be First on Senate’s List in April

Mar 27, 2015 - The U.S. Senate should make passage of the bipartisan H.R. 2, the Medicare and Chip Reauthorization Act, its first priority when senators return to Washington in mid-April. The American Academy of Family Physicians is disappointed the Senate failed to pass this vital reform legislation ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/sgr-senate-vote.html

AAFP Applauds House Repeal of SGR, Calls on U.S. Senate to Act without Delay

Mar 26, 2015 - Long-term health security for elderly and disabled Americans moved a major step closer to reality, thanks to the House of Representatives passage of the bipartisan H.R. 2, the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/sgr-house-repeal.html

2015 Match Results — Continued Interest in Family Medicine Necessary, Needs to ...

Mar 20, 2015 - Interest in family medicine continued its upward trend for the sixth consecutive year, according to the 2015 National Residency Matching Program results released today. However, both the overall growth and the rise in U.S. medical school graduates choosing family medicine have slowed ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/match-2015.html

AAFP Praises Legislation to Repeal SGR, Stabilize Medicare

Mar 20, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1470).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/SGR-repeal.html

AAFP, Stakeholders Release Consensus Document on the Challenges and Red Flag Warning ...

Mar 12, 2015 - AAFP, Stakeholders Release Consensus Document on the Challenges and Red Flag Warning Signs Related to Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Release-Stakeholders-Controlled-Substances.html

AAMC Projections Highlight Need for National Physician Workforce Plan That Addresses ...

Mar 3, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates the ongoing work of the Association of American Medical Colleges in helping identify our country’s need for more physicians and the policies that must be implemented to meet Americans’ need for health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-aamc-projections-workforce.html

AAFP Applauds Roadmap for Health Information Technology Interoperability

Jan 30, 2015 - The issue of interoperability between electronic health records represents one of the most complex challenges facing the health care community as we pursue patient-centered health care reform. The ability to share and utilize information between two or more information systems is ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-ehr-interoperability.html

Family Physicians Welcome Changes to Meaningful Use Requirements

Jan 30, 2015 - Family physicians welcome news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it intends to modify requirements for meaningful use, including shortening the electronic health record reporting period to 90 days.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Statement-Meaningful-Use-Requirements.html

AAFP Response to Administration’s CDC Directive

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/AAFP-response-to-admin-CDC-directive.html

Family Physicians Support Health Care Payment Reform

Jan 26, 2015 - Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to achieve payment reform in health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/hhs-burwell-health-care-reform.html

Four Pillars of Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform

Jan 21, 2014 - All U.S. allopathic family medicine education organizations have unanimously released a comprehensive plan which, fully implemented, would build and continue to reinforce a primary care physician workforce that focuses on patients’ needs, provides coordinated and cost-efficient health ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/four-pillars-of-primary-care.html

AAFP Top Ten Awards Recognize Medical Schools For Outstanding Contributions to Building...

Apr 27, 2015 - Eleven of the nation’s 141 allopathic medical schools were honored today by the American Academy of Family Physicians for contributing the most to the pipeline of family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Release_Top_Ten_Med_Schools.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Looks to the Future and Redefines TransforMED

Dec 16, 2014 - Since its inception eight years ago, the American Academy of Family Physicians’ wholly-owned subsidiary TransforMED has been at the forefront of the patient-centered medical home movement. It has led the way in transforming how health care is delivered in the United States by helping ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/transformed.html

Family Physicians Dismayed at Congressional Failure To Act on Medicare, Medicaid Issues

Dec 11, 2014 - Congressional claims that lawmakers want to save unnecessary spending and ensure access to health care are disingenuous

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/family-physicians-dismayed-congressional-failure-on-medicare-medicaid.html

Americans Prefer Physicians for Their Care

Dec 18, 2013 - Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of Americans and 81 percent of opinion leaders prefer to receive their medical care from a physician rather than a non-physician provider, according to a new, nationally representative survey conducted by Ipsos on health care and health care providers....

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/scope-of-practice.html

AAFP Praises Bill that Prevents Medicaid Payment Cuts, Calls for Action on Ensuring ...

Nov 24, 2014 - More than 62 million Americans, particularly women and children, rely on the U.S. House and Senate passing the ‘Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act,’ recently introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and now introduced by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/medicaid-ensuring-access-to-primary-care-for-women-children-act.html

Emergency Ebola Funding is Basic Public Health Imperative

Nov 20, 2014 - Ensuring the safety of the American public depends on stopping the Ebola virus in its tracks. Without funding efforts to eradicate this deadly virus at its source and prepare for its presence within our borders, we run the risk of failing to implement basic public health standards.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Ebola-statement.html

Leading Medical Groups Urge Congress to Stop Steep Medicaid Cuts

Oct 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) convene today in Washington, DC to urge Congress to extend current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/medicaid-cuts.html

AAFP Names Top Family Physician Advocates

Oct 24, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards this week at its annual meeting. Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/awards.html

South Carolina Doctor Named 2015 Family Physician of the Year

Oct 24, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD, the national 2015 Family Physician of the Year at its annual Assembly. The award honors one outstanding American family physician who provides patients with compassionate, comprehensive care, and serves as a...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/lovelace-family-physician-of-the-year.html

AAFP Applauds Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

Oct 23, 2014 - HHS Sec. Burwell’s announcement of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative marks important progress in reforming American health care into a system that provides patient-focused, efficient and high quality care. Meeting that goal requires a long-term commitment, and this $840 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/transforming-clinical-practice-initiative.html

AAFP Names 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Oct 22, 2014 - - The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual meeting. The board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. The AAFP represents ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/elections-board-of-directors.html

Media Advisory: HHS Secretary Burwell to Deliver Remarks at the American Academy of ...

Oct 22, 2014 - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell will deliver an address tomorrow at a gathering of the American Academy of Family Physicians about new Affordable Care Act measures that seek to improve patient care and spend our health care dollars more wisely. Members of the media...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/hhs-secretary-burwell-address.html

Virginia Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family ...

Oct 22, 2014 - Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, a family physician from Arlington, Virginia, was awarded the 2014 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/jarris-public-health-award.html

Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Oct 22, 2014 - Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Wergin was chosen president-elect in...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/robert-wergin.html

Linda A. Walsh, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Oct 22, 2014 - - Linda A. Walsh, MD, a family physician at Jarrettsville Family Care in Jarrettsville, Maryland, was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/walsh-humanitarian-award.html

Dr. Russell Kohl Named Chief Medical Officer of TransforMED

Sep 29, 2014 - Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, has been named chief medical officer of TransforMED effective immediately.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/kohl-cmo-transformed.html

AAFP Recommends Policies to Reform the Nation's Graduate Medical Education System

Sep 15, 2014 - The nation’s graduate medical education system, established in 1965, is not designed or functioning in a manner capable of meeting the education and training needs of the next generation of physicians, according to a proposal set out today by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/gme-policies-release.html

Sort News Releases and Statements

Aug 8, 2014 - Sort AAFP news releases and statements by type or date.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/view.html

AAFP Applauds Confirmation of Vivek Murthy, M.D., as U.S. Surgeon General

Dec 15, 2014 - Family physicians applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Vivek Murthy, M.D., as U.S. surgeon general.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Vivek-Murthy.html

AAFP Supports Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, Stands Ready to Provide ...

Aug 1, 2014 - The AAFP supports the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, passed by Congress today, and encourages the President to promptly sign it into law. In the wake of the VA scandal, the AAFP was the first physician organization to make specific recommendations to President Obama and...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/veterans-access-choice-and-accountability-act.html

Recommended GME Overhaul Will Support a Physician Workforce to Meet Nation’s Evolving ...

Jul 29, 2014 - The AAFP commends the Institute of Medicine for the important work it has done to evaluate and recommend changes to overhaul the nation’s 50-year old graduate medical education system. We are pleased that the IOM’s report reiterates the commitment of the country to GME as a public good.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/gme-physician-workforce.html

AAFP’s Center for Health Information Technology Focuses Beyond EHR Adoption

Jul 16, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center for Health Information Technology is refocusing its efforts on supporting optimization of electronic health record technology use.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/alliance-for-ehealth-innovation.html

Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Reflects Continued Congressional Failure To Protect ...

Jul 3, 2014 - If Congress had any question about the urgency of repealing the sustainable growth rate formula that determines Medicare physician payments, they need look no further than the proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/statement-medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

AAFP Looks Forward to Working with 114th Congress

Nov 5, 2014 - We look forward to working with the new Congress as they address the important health issues that face America.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Congress_114_statement.html

AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 18 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jun 26, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 18 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as the 2014 Program of Excellence Award winners for their outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/FMIG-Excellence-Awards.html

AAFP: Congress Must Eliminate Dysfunctional SGR Formula that Imposes Drastic Pay Cut in...

Nov 4, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is extremely disappointed that, once again, current law requires CMS to slash Medicare physician payment by 21.2 percent on April 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Statement-SGR-Formula.html

AAFP Urges Quick Action on Veterans Health Legislation

Jun 24, 2014 - Congressional conference committee members should produce legislation that enables veterans to see civilian physicians for their primary care needs while continuing to receive necessary subspecialist, pharmacy and diagnostic services from Veterans Administration.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/veterans-health-crisis-legislation.html

AAFP Deplores House Vote on AHCA Bill Threatens Health Security of Millions, ...

May 4, 2017 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/house-ahca-may4.html

AAFP and Other Medical Organizations Call for Two-Year Extension to Medicaid Parity ...

Jun 11, 2014 - In letters to Congress dated June 10 and May 21, 2014, the American Academy of Family Physicians joins 20 other medical organizations in urging Congress to ensure that children, low-income working families and the elderly in nursing homes have continued access to health care under the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/release-Medicaid-Parity-Provision.html

Community-based Primary Care Physicians Can Help Resolve VA Health System Backlog

Jun 4, 2014 - Veterans could get the primary medical care they need if community-based family physicians could step into the breach and break the current appointment backlog, according to a letter sent to President Obama and Congressional leadership today.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/community-based-primary-care-veterans.html

View All Media Kits

Jun 17, 2013 - View a list of all AAFP media kits.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/all.html

Turning the ship on shortage of family physicians — improving medical education, ...

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the AAFP's efforts to increase the number of family physicians in the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/2012-match.html

Some Solutions

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the efforts to help increase medical student interest in careers in primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/2012-match/solutions.html

Preserving Patients' Access to Care in Budget Reduction Debate

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the AAFP's efforts to preserve patients' access to care during the budget deficit reduction debate.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/access-to-care.html

What Family Physicians Say

Jun 11, 2013 - See what family physicians are saying about patients' access to care during the budget deficit reduction talks.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/access-to-care/fp-say.html

Family Medicine Residency Childhood Obesity Projects

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the family medicine's and the AAFP's efforts to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/child-obesity.html

Residency Program Project Descriptions

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about residency programs that are working toward reducing childhood obesity rates.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/child-obesity/descriptions.html

About the American College of Physicians

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the American College of Physicians, the AAFP's partner in attempting to heal health care now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/acp.html

450,000 Doctors Demand: ‘Heal Health Care Now’

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn what American's front-line family doctors think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits of a system built on primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care.html

About the American Academy of Pediatrics

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the American Academy of Pediatrics, a partner in the AAFP's efforts to heal health care now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/aap.html

About the American Osteopathic Association

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the American Osteopathic Association, a partner in the AAFP's efforts to heal health care now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/aoa.html

About the American Medical Student Association

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the American Medical Student Association, a partner in the AAFP's efforts to heal health care now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/amsa.html

About Doctors for America

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Doctors for America, a partner in the AAFP's efforts to heal health care now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/dfa.html

Mandy Krauthamer, MD

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Mandy Krauthamer, MD, Policy Director for Doctors for America.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/krauthamer.html

Olson Huff, MD

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Olson Huff, MD, Chair of the Committee on Federal Government Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/huff.html

Farheen Qurashi

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Farheen Qurashi, Jack Rutledge Legislative Director for the American Medical Student Association.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/qurashi.html

About the National Physicians Alliance

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the National Physicians Alliance, a partner in the AAFP's efforts to heal health care now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/npa.html

Joseph W. Stubbs, MD

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Joseph W. Stubbs, MD, President of the American College of Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/stubbs.html

Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, Executive Director of the National Physicians Alliance and National Physicians Alliance Foundation.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/heal-health-care/silver-isenstadt.html

Medicare Physician Payment

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the AAFP's efforts to ensure fair Medicare physician payment for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/medicare-payment.html

What Family Physicians Say

Jun 11, 2013 - See what family physicians are saying about instability in Medicare physician payments.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/medicare-payment/fp-say.html

How the Recession is Affecting Health Care

Jun 11, 2013 - Access AAFP resources to find out how the recession is affecting Americans' health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/recession.html

Family Physicians: Who We Are and What We Do

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the specialty of family medicine and what we do.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/recession/fp-who-what.html

Undervalued Primary Care Threatens Access to Health Care in the United States

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the AAFP's efforts to improve physician payment.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/RUC.html

Melissa Gerdes, M.D.

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about Melissa Gerdes, MD.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/women/gerdes.html

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