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Fixing Health Care: What Women Want

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn what the AAFP found that women want from the health care system.

Press Center : Media Kits

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

Family Medicine Charts and Graphs

Jun 11, 2013 - AAFP has made these charts and graphs available for use by journalists to help illustrate the care delivered by family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/materials/charts.html

World Family Doctor Day Celebrates Family Medicine on May 19

May 19, 2014 - The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA*) will celebrate World Family Doctor Day around the globe on May 19. First declared by WONCA in 2010, World Family Doctor Day is a day to highlight the role and contribution of family physicians in health care systems around the world.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/World-Family-Doctor-Day.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names New Vice President for Education

May 12, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named H. Clifton Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, vice president for education. Knight will oversee all organizational activities related to medical education and continuing medical education. These areas include education and training of medical ...

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

AAFP Acquires Online Research, Analysis Tool that Helps Planners Develop Programs to ...

May 7, 2014 - HealthLandscape, an interactive, web-based geospatial tool that combines, analyzes, and displays data sources to improve understanding of the forces that affect access to health services, has been purchased by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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

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

May 5, 2014 - Ten of the nation’s 126 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/2014/top-ten-medical-schools.html

Statement of Condolence to Family and Friends of William Lewis Corporon, MD, and his ...

Apr 14, 2014 - With great sadness, the American Academy of Family Physicians expresses condolences to the family and friends of William Lewis Corporon, MD, and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, and Terri Lamanno. Their unconscionable murders are a senseless and tragic act of violence.

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

Family Physicians Discouraged by President’s Equivocation on Preserving Patient Access ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/family-physicians-respond-.html

AAFP Member, University of Missouri Family Physician Michael LeFevre Assumes Role as ...

Apr 2, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has announced that family physician Michael LeFevre, MD, a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is its new chair.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/micheal-lefevre-ustspf-chair.html

Jennifer Frost, MD, named Medical Director of American Academy of Family Physicians’ ...

Apr 1, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Jennifer Frost, MD, its first-ever Medical Director for the Health of the Public and Science division.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/jennifer-frost-aafp-medical-director.html

Congress Must Intensify Efforts to Permanently Repeal SGR

Mar 31, 2014 - With the Senate’s passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, HR 4302, Congress appears to be granting itself a reprieve from the critical task of repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that determines Medicare physician payment. But Congress’s work on this ...

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

Vote on 12-Month Medicare Bill Signals Breakdown In Progress Toward Permanent Repeal of...

Mar 26, 2014 - Progress toward reforming Medicare’s physician-payment system has reached a disappointing impasse with the potential passage of a 12-month temporary fix rather than the bipartisan permanent solution to Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The AAFP deeply regrets the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/12-month-medicare-bill.html

Medical Student Interest in Family Medicine Continues to Grow

Mar 21, 2014 - Interest in family medicine continued its upward trend for the fifth consecutive year, according to the 2014 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, 1,416 U.S. medical school graduates matched to family medicine residency training, up 333 since 2009 and an...

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

Family Physicians Condemn Intrusive Court Ruling on Patient/Physician Relationship

Jul 29, 2014 - A decision on Friday by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit deals a considerable blow to the patient/physician relationship, and deprives patients from the full range of preventive medical care they deserve.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Statement-Patient-Physician-Relationship.html

AAFP Dismayed at Congressional Failure to Pass Clean SGR Repeal

Mar 14, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is deeply disappointed the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act has become collateral damage in an ongoing dispute over unrelated budgetary policy.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/SGR-repeal-legislation-failure-aafp.html

TransforMED’s Board of Managers Appoints Three New Members

Jul 23, 2014 - Leaders will advocate for patient-centered medical home

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/TransforMED-Board-Release.html

Family Physician Shortage Could End With Targeted Policies that Value Primary Care

Mar 13, 2014 - The United States could end the shortage of family physicians by increasing family medicine residency training positions to 4,475 by 2025, according to the recently issued Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In order to reach ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/familiy-physician-shortage-end-value-primary-care.html

Students from 35 States Recognized for Achievements in National Tar Wars Poster, Video ...

Jul 22, 2014 - Students visit Capitol Hill to share their message of tobacco use prevention

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Tar-Wars-National-Winners-2014.html

Family Medicine Residency Programs Receive Support to Improve Influenza and ...

Jul 21, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announces grant winners.

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

Six National Family Medicine Organizations Release Joint Principles: Integrating ...

Mar 11, 2014 - Implementing the patient-centered medical home model without a behavioral health care component renders the PCMH incomplete and ineffective, according to the newly released Joint Principles: Integrating Behavioral Health Care Into the Patient-Centered Medical Home.(www.annfammed.org) ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/joint-principles-pcmh.html

Effort to Tie SGR Repeal to Unrelated Issues Threatens Access to Care for Elderly and ...

Mar 10, 2014 - The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act is a bipartisan, bicameral effort to rectify a payment system that is both costly to the government and detrimental to the health security of elderly and disabled Americans. Failure to take advantage of this unique ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/SGR-threatens-elderly-diabled-americans.html

Office Champions 2013 Results Show Continued Impact on Treating Tobacco Dependence

Mar 5, 2014 - Year-end results from the American Academy of Family Physician’s Office Champions program show that the initiative continues to boost tobacco cessation activities across the country.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Tobacco-Dependence-Office-Champions-AAFP.html

AAFP Welcomes Support for Primary Care

Feb 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the proposal, reportedly included in the President’s 2015 budget, which would invest significantly in the primary care workforce. The policies proposed by the President are consistent with recommendations the AAFP has long advanced as ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-welcome-support-for-primary-care.html

JAMA Article on PCMH Pilot Study Underscores the Current Evolution of Medical Home Model

Feb 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians concurs with the recent assessment by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative(www.pcpcc.org) in response to this week's JAMA article, ‘Association Between Participation in a Multipayer Medical Home Intervention and Changes in Quality, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/JAMA-PCMH-pilot-study.html

Family Physicians Unite to Urge Congress to Pass the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider ...

Feb 26, 2014 - Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians maintain a full-court press urging Congress to pass the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 (H.R. 4015 / S. 2000). In a letter sent today, the AAFP and 49 of its constituent chapters call for immediate ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/family-physicians-call-for-repeal-of-sgr.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Calls on Health and Human Services to Delay Stage...

Feb 24, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and other physician and hospital organizations are calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to extend the implementation date for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/aafp-calls-for-delay-stage-2-CEHRT.html

11 Years, 16 Patches, $154 Billion: Congress Must Act Now to Repeal the SGR

Feb 20, 2014 - Today marks the 11th anniversary of Congress’s first attempt to ‘fix’ the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. During the past 11 (yes, 11!) years, we have witnessed 16 short-term ‘patches’ that have cost tax payers $154 billion (and yes, that’s billion). These so called ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-Congress-Must-Act-Repeal-SGR.html

Supreme Court Decision Opens Way For Potential Denial of Evidence-Based Health Care

Jun 30, 2014 - The Supreme Court’s decision allowing companies to deny coverage for important health services sets a precedent that threatens the nation’s health. With this decision, the court has moved health care decisions out of the exam room where patients can consult with their physicians - and ...

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

Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Efforts Urging Physicians to ...

Feb 12, 2014 - Four leading national medical associations - the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - together with the Immunization Action ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/HPV-vaccination-dear-colleague-letter.html

AAFP Welcomes SGR Repeal Proposal

Feb 6, 2014 - We applaud legislation that repeals the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula that has jeopardized the health security of elderly and disabled Americans. For more than a decade, the SGR has threatened our most vulnerable patients’ access to care by requiring drastic cuts in ...

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

AAFP Applauds CVS’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco

Feb 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to halt tobacco sales. Tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable death and disease in our country. Selling tobacco does not align with the values of companies that want to promote better ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/cvs-caremark-tobacco-sales-response.html

AAFP Names Medical Students To National Leadership Positions

Feb 3, 2014 - Six of the nation’s top medical students have been named national and regional coordinators of the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Interest Group network. The six will serve as consultants for the FMIGs on medical school campuses throughout the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/aafp-names-medical-students-to-national-leadership-positions.html

University of Missouri School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP ...

Feb 3, 2014 - Andrea Schuster, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Schuster will serve as a ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/andrea-schuster-missouri-family-medicine-interest-group-coordinator.html

Howard University College of Medicine Student Named to Key Liaison Position For ...

Feb 3, 2014 - Alice Esame, a third-year student at Howard University College of Medicine, has been named the American Academy of Family Physicians student liaison to the Student National Medical Association.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/alice-esame-fmig-aafp-2014.html

Carina Brown Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Carina Brown, a third-year student at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Brown will serve as a consultant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/carina-brown-national-medical-student-network-aafp.html

Lauren Segelhorst Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Lauren Segelhorst, a second-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Segelhorst will serve as a ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/lauren-segelhorst-named-regional-coordinator-national-medical-student-network.html

Seth Rosenblatt Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Seth Rosenblatt, a fourth-year medical student George Washington University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Rosenblatt will serve as a consultant and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/seth-resenblatt-national-medical-student-network.html

Aurora Native Syed Mustafa Alavi Named National Coordinator For Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Syed Mustafa Alavi, an Aurora, Ill., native and third-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named national coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/syed-mustafa-alavi-nationa-coodinator-medical-student-network.html

State of Union Address Points to Progress in Health Care Reform; Continued Bipartisan ...

Jan 28, 2014 - The data on implementing the Affordable Care Act are still rolling in, but there is much to be acknowledged about the implementation of the law. As President Obama noted in his State of the Union address, health care reform is taking shape and millions of Americans now have access to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/state-of-the-union-response-2014.html

AAFP Welcomes Confirmation of Sylvia Burwell As Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jun 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family physicians looks forward to working with Sylvia Burwell as she takes the helm of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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

Comprehensive Blueprint for Primary Care Workforce Would Establish Patient-Centered, ...

Jan 22, 2014 - All U.S. family medicine 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, provide coordinated and cost-efficient health care, and improve ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/four-pillars-of-primary-care.html

Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Physicians for Their Medical Care

Dec 18, 2013 - Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Physicians for Their Medical Care

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/scope-of-practice.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House for Swift Action on SGR Reform, Calls on U.S. ...

Dec 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action to maintain health security for elderly and disabled patients by passing the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which accompanied the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-reform.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Payment Reform Proposal Holds Promise

Dec 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have released a discussion draft of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act. This bicameral, bipartisan proposal represents important ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That ...

Nov 27, 2013 - AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That Perpetuates Flawed SGR, Threatens Double-Digit Cuts

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement6.html

AAFP Names Bellinda Schoof Director of Health of the Public and Science

Nov 26, 2013 - AAFP Names Bellinda Schoof Director of Health of the Public and Science

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/school-hops-director.html

Proposed SGR Repeal Contains Elements Long-Advocated by AAFP

Nov 12, 2013 - Statement by Reid Blackwelder, MD, on SGR repeal proposal. The AAFP has long supported a reformed health care system based on primary care, the patient-centered medical home, support for chronic care management, and a payment system that appropriately values primary medical care that ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/SGR-statement.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names Amy Mullins, MD, as its New Medical ...

Nov 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Amy Mullins, MD, FAAFP, has joined the AAFP staff as medical director for quality improvement. The AAFP represents 110,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/amy-mullins-medical-director.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Heather Anne Leith, J.D., as General Counsel

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Heather Anne Leith, J.D., has joined the AAFP as general counsel.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/leith-general-counsel.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Proposal to Repeal SGR, Encourage New Payment Models

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the bicameral, bipartisan proposal to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate formula on which Medicare physician payment is based and to set the path for rewarding high-quality, patient-centered care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal-proposal.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Celebrates 20 Years, Care Improved ...

Oct 28, 2013 - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a widely adopted training program credited with saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies across the globe since its launch, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement5.html

Bruce Bagley, MD, Assumes Role of President and CEO of TransforMED

Oct 28, 2013 - TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians(www.transformed.com), today announced that, effective immediately, Bruce Bagley, MD, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer. Bagley has served as interim president and CEO of the organization ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/TransforMED.html

AAFP Statement: Short-term Debt Limit Increase Needed But Won’t Bring Health Security ...

Oct 17, 2013 - By passing a last-minute, short-term increase in the debt limit, Congress has granted a brief reprieve for elderly and disabled Medicare patients and the military families who depend on TRICARE for health coverage. But it is a mere postponement, not a solution.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/debt-limit.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Dale L. Culver, C.P.A., As Chief Financial ...

Oct 1, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Dale L. Culver, C.P.A., has joined the AAFP as chief financial officer and vice president for financial and administrative services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/dale-culver.html

AAFP Statement: Government Shutdown Halts Vital Health Services, Endangers Elderly and ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Dr. Reid Blackwelder comments on the government shutdown and its impact on health services. At a time when the nation’s health care system is undergoing dramatic change, the American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed that Congress has shut down the federal government over ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/government-shutdown-statement.html

West Virginia Family Physician Elected to Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Kimberly R. Becher, MD, a family physician in Culloden, W.Va., has been elected a resident member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Becher was elected to a one-year ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/becher-resident-board-member.html

Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Sep 25, 2013 - Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Kingsport, Tenn., 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. Blackwelder was elected ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/Blackwelder-President.html

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

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - David S. Buck, MD, MPH, a family physician from Houston, Texas, was awarded the 2013 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in San Diego. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/buck-public-health-award.html

Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of Board Chair

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Denver, Colo., today assumes the role of board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served one-year terms as president and president-elect, and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/cain-board-chair.html

California Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Jack Chou, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Baldwin Park, Calif., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,610 physicians and medical students nationwide. Chou was elected to a three-year term by the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/Chou-Director.html

Maryland Family Physician Named New Physician Member of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Kisha N. Davis, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Gaithersburg, Md., has been named the new physician member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Davis was elected to a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/davis-new-physician.html

Idaho Doctor Named 2014 Family Physician of the Year

Sep 25, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today named Keith Davis, MD, FAAFP, the national 2014 Family Physician of the Year during the third general session of its Scientific Assembly. The award honors one outstanding U.S. family physician who provides patients with compassionate and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/davis-fpoy.html

University of Alabama School of Medicine Student Elected to the Board of Directors of ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Tate Hinkle, a fourth-year student at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Hinkle was elected...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/hinkle-student-board-member.html

Iowa Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Robert A. Lee, MD, FAAFP, a family physician with The Iowa Clinic, P.C., in Johnston, Iowa, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Lee was elected to a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/lee-director.html

John Meigs, MD, Re-Elected Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - John Meigs, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Ala., has been re-elected speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. As speaker, Meigs will serve as an ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/meigs-speaker.html

Kansas Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Michael L. Munger, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Overland Park, Kan., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,610 physicians and medical students nationwide. Munger was elected to a three-year term ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/munger-director.html

Javette Orgain, MD, Re-elected Vice Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Chicago, has been re-elected vice speaker of American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates, the organization’s governing body. As vice speaker, Orgain serves as an officer on the AAFP Board of Directors.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/orgain-vice-speaker.html

Daniel Ostergaard, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Daniel Ostergaard, MD, a family physician in Olathe, Kan., was awarded the 2013 Thomas W. Johnson Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting here.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/ostergaard-thomas-johnson-award.html

J. Edward Hill, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - J. Edward Hill received the 2013 John G. Walsh Award

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/walsh-award-hill.html

Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, Chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Neb., has been chosen president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/wergin-president-elect.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Releases Third Choosing Wisely List, Identifies ...

Sep 24, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Academy of Family Physicians today released its third list of common tests and procedures that research suggests may be duplicative or unnecessary.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/aafp-choosing-wisely-list-three.html

As New Health Insurance Marketplace Sets to Open, AAFP Unveils Informative Resources, ...

Sep 18, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - As millions of uninsured and underinsured consumers may wonder how to obtain affordable health insurance coverage in the changing health care system, family physicians nationwide are equipped with resources.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/AAFP-health-insurance-marketplace-resources.html

Testimonial: Kisha Davis, MD, MPH

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Kisha Davis shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/davis-aca-testimonial.html

Testimonial: Wanda Filer, MD, MBA

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Wanda Filer shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/filer-aca-testimonial.html

Testimonial: Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/grivois-shah-aca-testimonial.html

Testimonial: Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Rebecca Jaffe shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Marc Price, DO

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Marc Price shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Jason Marker, MD

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Jason Marker shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Reid Blackwelder, MD

Sep 17, 2013 - Dr. Reid Blackwelder shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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How Family Physicians Improve Patients' Access to Care, 2012

Sep 16, 2013 - Graphs

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Physician Office Visits by Specialty, 2010

Sep 16, 2013 - Graphs

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Public Awareness of the New Health Insurance Marketplaces, June 2013

Sep 16, 2013 - Graphs

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AAFP President Jeffrey Cain, MD, Named One of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Aug 27, 2013 - Jeffrey Cain, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2013 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most ...

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Residency Census Report: Family Medicine Attracts More US Medical School Graduates

Aug 21, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Description of release/statement in one or two sentences

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/residency-census-report-family-medicine.html

American Academy of Family Physicians, MetLife Foundation Award $160,000 in Grants to ...

Aug 16, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians’ Americans in Motion - Health Interventions (AIM-HI) initiative today announced the recipients of its most recent round of grants to family medicine residencies working to reduce childhood obesity in their communities.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement4.html

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Share Subspecialization Trends Seen in ...

Aug 15, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Health care policies that rely on non-physician health professionals to expand access to primary care probably won’t solve the problem because nurse practitioners and physician assistants - like many of their physician counterparts - increasingly choose subspecialty ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/nurse-practitioners-physicians-assistants.html

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

Aug 14, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Access to high quality, coordinated health care requires an adequate primary care workforce - something the United States doesn’t have as a result of the payment system for primary care services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement3.html

Reid Blackwelder, MD, on Ipsos Survey

Dec 18, 2013 - AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., discusses the results of a new survey from Ipsos, which finds Americans overwhelmingly prefer physicians for their main medical care.

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AAFP Statement: Student Loan Certainty Act Lowers the Barriers to Becoming a Primary ...

Aug 1, 2013 - At a time when school loan debt can strongly influence a medical student’s specialty choice, the American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes passage of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act (HR 1911). This legislation is an important step toward helping build the primary care ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Supports Draft Legislation to Repeal SGR and Reform Medicare ...

Jul 19, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee’s bipartisan draft legislation to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, stabilize physician payment for five years, and set our health care system on the path to coordinated...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement2.html

AAFP Announces Winners of Annual ‘Tar Wars’ Poster and Video Contests at 25th ...

Jul 16, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - At a special ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the AAFP’s Tar Wars program Monday, the organization announced the winners of its annual poster and video contests.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/July-16-Tar-Wars.html

AAFP Statement: Insurance Coverage Requirement Is Foundation of Improving Access, ...

Jul 15, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that individuals have health insurance - either through their employer, a federal or state health care program, or as an individual purchaser - is the foundation of improving access to care and vital to ensuring everyone has health ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement1.html

AAFP Statement: 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Jul 9, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - If the United States is going to achieve meaningful health system reform, we must have meaningful Medicare physician payment reform.

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AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 17 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jun 28, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 17 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as winners of the 2013 Program of Excellence Award for their outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/fmig-2013-excellece-awards.html

Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Adult and Childhood ...

May 23, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Awards. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs for helping overcome barriers to immunization among both children and...

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The Nation’s Doctors Join Together to Encourage Smokers to Talk With Your Doctor for ...

May 22, 2013 - The Talk With Your Doctor initiative designed to motivate people to stop smoking was unveiled today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and groups representing nearly 600,000 physicians to encourage smokers to talk with their doctors about quitting smoking.

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AAFP Statement: Marilyn Tavenner Brings Needed Expertise, Leadership to CMS

May 20, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Description of release/statement in one or two sentences

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/tavenner-CMS.html

Family Practice Management Earns Accolade from American Society of Healthcare ...

May 16, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Description of release/statement in one or two sentences

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/family-practice-management-gold-award.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Opposes U.S. Department of Justice’s Appeal of Emergency ...

May 6, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Justice’s May 1 decision to appeal a recent U.S. District Court’s ruling to lift the age restriction on over-the-counter access to Plan B One-Step emergency contraception presents an unnecessary barrier between females at risk of an unintended pregnancy and a safe...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/contraception-planb.html

AAFP Honors Medical Schools for Their Outstanding Contributions to Building the Family ...

May 3, 2013 - BALTIMORE - Twelve of the nation’s 126 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/2013/medical-schools-top-ten-awards1.html

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