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AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

Aug 15, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care

Aug 15, 2019 - A new study breaks down states' primary care spending patterns and what they mean for select patient outcomes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190815statespending.html

H. pylori Screening Before Initiation of Long-term NSAIDs - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries -...

Jun 15, 2019 - Physicians should perform laboratory screening for and eradicate H. pylori before initiating long-term NSAID therapy in NSAID-naive patients to reduce the risk of peptic ulcer disease.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p783.html

Resolution No. 212 (Co-Sponsored C) - Divestment From Companies Producing Fossil Fuels ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work in a timely, incremental, and fiscally responsible manner, to the extent allowed by their legal and fiduciary duties, to reach a de minimis level of financial investment and/or relationship (divestment) with...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/cosponsored-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 308 (Illinois C) - Relationship of Non-Physician Practitioners to ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) reaffirm that non-physician practitioners are not the clinical equivalent of a residency-trained board-certified family physician, and oppose non-physician practitioners determining credentialing or privileging ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 501 (Nevada A) - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact -- Congress of ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) formally support the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and encourage the AAFP chapters to advocate for adoption by state legislatures.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/nevada-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 303 (New Jersey A) - Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Treatment for ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks the American Academy of Family Physicians create policy supporting wide-spread insurance coverage of acupuncture for pain control when ordered by a licensed medical provider, and support legislation mandating insurance coverage for acupuncture for treatment of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 508 (New Jersey B) - Pharmacy Formularies -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks the American Academy of Family Physicians pursue legislation and/or regulation in New Jersey requiring that all generic medications in a class should be in a plan’s formulary, pursue legislation and/or regulation requiring that all pharmacy benefits managers ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 304 (New Jersey C) - Insurance Plan Participation Linked to Hospital ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a policy against health insurance companies privileging doctors based on their hospital privileges and hospital letter of recommendations, open communications with the major health insurance companies to discuss...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 305 (New Jersey D) - Scope of Care in the Hospital Setting -- Congress ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the American Hospital Association to create a policy stating that member hospitals remove undue barriers and restrictions of admitting privileges to hospitals and intensive care units for independent qualified ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 418 (New Jersey E) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians publicly oppose any law which would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-e.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey F) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm the legality of Roe vs. Wade in the form of a policy statement, partner with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in position papers to defend access to safe and legal abortion across the US, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-f.mem.html

Highlights from 2019

Aug 14, 2019 - Thank you for participating in the 2019 National Conference. You and your peers pictured yourself in family medicine through workshops, main stage sessions, and networking with peers and potential employers.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/about/2019-highlights.html

Video Visits Tested in Homebound Geriatric Patients

Aug 14, 2019 - Researchers from New York and California developed a test pilot to assess the feasibility of video visits for homebound elderly patients.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190814videovisitresearch.html

Focusing on the Patient and Physician Experience -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Let FPM help you take care of your patients and find the joy in practice.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p5.html

Resolution No. 515 (California E) - Paid Parental Leave Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support policies that provide employees with reasonable job security, wage replacement, and continued availability of health plan benefits in the event leave by an employee becomes necessary due to documented medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-e.mem.html

Resolution No. 421 (California D) - Decriminalization of Abortion Provision -- Congress...

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt policy opposing the criminalization of physicians providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 422 (California F) - Improve Access to Health Care for Formerly ...

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-f.mem.html

Resolution No. 407 (New Mexico A) - Family Separation -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to condemn in the strongest terms possible, the current U.S. policies of separating families seeking asylum, incarcerating families in substandard conditions and with inadequate age appropriate food and access to water ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newmexico-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 210 (New Mexico B) - Non-Physician Faculty Membership -- Congress of ...

Aug 13, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians create a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine training programs, and that upon creation of a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine residency ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newmexico-b.mem.html

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Aug 13, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on adverse childhood experiences.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adversechildhood-experiences.html

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Faculty Advisors -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 13, 2019 - Review best practices and find tips and tools that you can use as a faculty advisor to help guide and develop the Family Medicine Interest Group on your campus and its student leaders.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/fmig-advisors.html

AAFP Guides CMS on Administrative Simplification Efforts

Aug 13, 2019 - The AAFP has offered recommendations to CMS on how the agency can improve its efforts to reduce time physicians spend on tasks not directly related to patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190813adminsimpletter.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

Resolution No. 514 (Virginia A) - Colonoscopy Screening -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to lobby the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to correct the practice of changing a screening colonoscopy to a diagnostic colonoscopy if a polyp or lesion is found, therefore, encouraging the participation of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/virginia-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 301 (Virginia B) - Reducing the Administration Burden and Misuse of ...

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to request regional and national pharmacy chains to do the following: • Allow local pharmacists to make permanent changes to their corporate database and not be overwritten by the main servers that continually change ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/virginia-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 411 (Washington B) - Assuring the Availability of Abortion -- Congress ...

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP to release a policy statement protecting a person’s ability to access abortion services as demonstrated by Roe vs. Wade and their decision to have an abortion between themselves and their provider, partner with other medical organizations, such as the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/washington-b.mem.html

Learning Labs

Aug 12, 2019 - Learn all about new products in these 30-minute educational sessions, open to all attendees. FMX 2019 | September 24-28 | Philadelphia

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/expo/learning-labs.html

AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP has unveiled its Health Equity Curricular Toolkit, a structured curricular tool intended to facilitate discussions between clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty about social determinants of health and related issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190812healtheqcurrictoolkit.html

Following a Calling to Bolster Public Health

Aug 12, 2019 - Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service, says he felt called to make a difference in public health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190812fdf-toedt.html

AAFP, Other Groups Encourage Well Visits for 16-Year-Olds

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP and six other health organizations have published a Dear Colleague letter that encourages health care professionals to ensure that adolescent patients present for a well visit at age 16.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190812well16yo.html

Child Maltreatment Prevention - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical ...

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on child maltreatment.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/child-maltreatment-prevention.html

Introducing FPM’s New Medical Editor -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - We welcome Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, to the FPM editorial team.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p4.html

Allison L. Burdick, Jr., MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 9, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Allison L. Burdick, Jr., MD, introduced by the Illinois Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/allison-burdick.mem.html

Lawrence L. Hirsch, MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 9, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Lawrence L. Hirsch, MD, introduced by the Illinois Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/lawrence-hirsch.mem.html

Penelope K. Tippy, MD, FAAFP -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 9, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Penelope K. Tippy, MD, introduced by the Illinois Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/penelope-tippy.mem.html

Resolution No. 306 (Illinois D) - EMR as a Condition of ACO Participation -- Congress ...

Aug 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose a requirement to use a specific electronic medical record as a condition of Accountable Care Organizations’ participation will send an open letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 217 (Illinois E) - Hospitality Financing For AAFP Candidates -- Congress...

Aug 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that chapter contribution of $2,500 for the Candidates’ Hospitality Event be borne by the American Academy of Family Physicians and not by individual chapters running candidates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-e.mem.html

Expo Theaters

Aug 9, 2019 - Enjoy a complimentary box lunch provided by the AAFP while hearing the very latest from industry experts in theaters located in the Expo Hall. FMX | September 24-28| Philadelphia, PA

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/expo/theaters.html

New MIGs Focus on Intimate Partner Violence, EMR Optimization

Aug 9, 2019 - The Academy's Board of Directors has given the thumbs up to two new AAFP member interest groups: the EMR Optimization and Intimate Partner Violence MIGs. That brings the total number of MIGs to 20.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190809ipv-emrmigs.html

Private Payer Issues -- Physician Payment

Aug 9, 2019 - Find out how the AAFP's private sector advocacy team is working to get better payments and contracts and less administrative hassle for family physicians.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/payer.html

Resolution No. 307 (West Virginia A) - Engage the AARP Regarding its APRN Initiatives ...

Aug 8, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) invite key leaders of the AARP to the AAFP headquarters office to offer informed conversation regarding the role of family medicine in cost-effective patient care, and be it further that a possible outcome of an ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/westvirginia-a.mem.html

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs

Aug 8, 2019 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/marketplace.html

Obtaining Funds for Your FMIG -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 8, 2019 - There a many funding options available for your Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). AAFP helps you find them.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/funding.html

Develop Leadership Skills -- Physician Health First

Aug 8, 2019 - Find tools and resources to help you develop leadership skills that can improve physician well-being and professional satisfaction.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/develop-leadership-skills.html

Create Practice Efficiencies -- Physician Health First

Aug 8, 2019 - Find tools and resources to reduce paperwork, improve practice efficiencies, reclaim your time, and increase well-being and professional satisfaction.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/create-practice-efficiencies.html

Fight Burnout Causes -- Physician Health First

Aug 8, 2019 - Find advocacy stories, tools, and resources to fight the causes of physician burnout, including a broken health care system and increased administrative complexities.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/fight-burnout-causes.html

Find Joy in Practice -- Physician Health First

Aug 8, 2019 - Find tools and resources to help you reignite your joy in practice and passion for medicine.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/find-joy-in-practice.html

Make Technology Work -- Physician Health First

Aug 8, 2019 - Improve your relationship with health IT and discover how you can use EHR technology to foster connections with your patients.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/make-technology-work.html

Resolution No. 513 (Co-Sponsored D) - Medicare for Pay -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 7, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians actively support legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare, That legislation to offer individuals aged 55 to 64 the option to buy into Medicare be compliant with the previously ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 423 (Texas A) - End the Corporal Punishment of Children -- Congress of ...

Aug 7, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose the use of corporal punishment of children in all settings, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians gather and make available on their website, patient education materials for family physicians ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/texas-a.mem.html

Family Medicine Student Organization Grant Program -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 7, 2019 - Get information about applying for a grant to fund your FMIG.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/funding/initiative.html

Letter Urges Protection of Access to Military Health Care

Aug 7, 2019 - The AAFP and other medical groups recently called on House and Senate leaders to protect military medical staffing levels from a harmful proposed budget cut.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190807dodcuts.html

USPSTF: Don't Routinely Screen Adults for Pancreatic Cancer

Aug 7, 2019 - Based on current evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement against routinely screening asymptomatic adults for pancreatic cancer. This guidance does not apply to patients who are at high risk for the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190807uspstfpancreaticca.html

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Aug 6, 2019 - Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190806journalaudio.html

AAFP Recruiting for Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project

Aug 6, 2019 - The AAFP seeks to recruit as many as 25 family medicine practices to participate in its new Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Office Champions Project. The deadline to apply for the project is Aug. 31.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190806alcoholsbiproject.html

Migraine Headache, Hypertension in Children, CVD Risk, Acupuncture, Incarcerated ...

Jul 1, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p12.html

Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 408 (Illinois A) - Stigma and Bias Experienced by People with Obesity --...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) support local, state and national policies that prohibit weight discrimination, and make available to its members educational materials to reduce the experience of weight stigma and bias for patients, including...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 403 (Minnesota B) - Health in All Policy Development -- Congress of ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)develop a formal policy entitled Health in All Policies (HiAP), where Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/minnesota-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 426 (Minnesota C) - Denounce Race-Based Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians end the practice of using race as a proxy for biology or genetics in their educational events and literature, and require race be explicitly characterized ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/minnesota-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 416 (Minnesota D) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) publicly oppose any law which would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/minnesota-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 609 (Ohio B) - Expand ACGME Core Faculty Member Requirements -- Congress...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) write a letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education encouraging them to expand core faculty requirements for inpatient pediatrics and/or obstetrics such that these requirements could be ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/ohio-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 208 (Oregon B) - Making Space for Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) include gender pronouns in all AAFP-sponsored event and conference registrations starting in 2020, with an opt-out option for individuals who do not wish to have gender pronouns included on their name badges.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/oregon-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 214 (Oregon A) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) adjusts its recommendations regarding children at AAFP meetings from Out of consideration for others, please do not bring children to CME events to AAFP supports families. Please use your best judgment ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/oregon-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 506 (Oregon D) - Support for Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace -- ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the enforcement of current law as well as additional legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/oregon-d.mem.html

Medical Home

Aug 5, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care, and supports the advancement of this primary care delivery system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/medhome.html

From Homeless Teen to Family Doc

Aug 5, 2019 - Sheryl Recinos, M.D., M.A., can connect with patients experiencing homelessness because she has experienced it herself.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190805fdf-recinos.html

HHS Designates $20 Million for New Rural Residency Programs

Aug 5, 2019 - HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration will distribute $20 million over three years as part of an initiative to grow the rural physician workforce.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190805ruralhealthawards.html

Value of Physical Exam Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Aug 5, 2019 - A new study documents family physicians' experiences and perceptions of the physical examination, which they reported can have both objective and subjective benefits in caring for patients.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190805physexamstudy.html

Academy Takes First Look at Proposed Rule for 2020 MPFS

Aug 2, 2019 - As the AAFP begins formulating detailed comments to CMS on its proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule, several key elements already stand out. An initial summary the Academy has developed highlights those points.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190802mpfssummary.html

AHRQ Recruiting Clinics for Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Aug 2, 2019 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is recruiting 250-500 pediatric/adult ambulatory care clinics to participate in a free, 12-month antibiotic stewardship program.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190802ahrqabxprogram.html

Resolution No. 607 (Colorado A) - Family Medicine Residency Closure -- Congress of ...

Aug 1, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians request that the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) expand and alter the ABFM definition of hardship to create a new category of program, rather than individual resident hardship, that defines a ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/colorado-a.mem.html

Meet the FMIG Network Student Leaders -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 1, 2019 - Read QandAs and get contact information for the FMIG regional coordinators and SNMA student liaison.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect/leaders.html

Meet the FMIG Network National Coordinator -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 1, 2019 - A QandA with the current FMIG Network National Coordinator, who facilitates the work of the five Regional Coordinators to strengthen FMIGs nationwide.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect/national-coordinator.html

Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - This organizational supplement summarizes information and resources the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develops, utilizes, and disseminates to family physicians and their health care teams to increase influenza vaccination rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p17.html

Residents Focus Discussions on Training, Patient Care

Jul 31, 2019 - During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-rescongress.html

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

Jul 31, 2019 - During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-studentcongress.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

Saline Irrigation for Allergic Rhinitis - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

May 1, 2019 - asal saline irrigation reduces the severity of allergy symptoms for up to eight weeks vs. no treatment. It is uncertain if adding nasal saline to pharmacologic treatment further improves symptoms over pharmacologic treatment alone.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p544.html

Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p733.html

Program of Excellence Award Winners | 2019 -- Student, Resident and Faculty Awards

Jul 30, 2019 - Get inspired to develop your own FMIG programming by viewing the Program of Excellence Award-Winning applications.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/fmig/poe.html

Past Recipients of Program of Excellence Awards -- Student, Resident and Faculty Awards

Jul 30, 2019 - View past recipients of the FMIG Network Program of Excellence Awards.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/fmig/past-recipients.html

Resiliency Program Reduces Burnout Symptoms in FM Residents

Jul 30, 2019 - Results of a small trial showed a resiliency program was effective in reducing burnout symptoms in family medicine residents. In addition to reducing some symptoms in the short term, researchers noted that there were no significant increases in any burnout measurements in the long term.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190730resiliencystudy.html

Omega-3 Oil Does Not Reduce Serious Cardiovascular Events for Patients with Diabetes ...

Jul 15, 2019 - In this study, there was no significant difference in the likelihood of a composite vascular outcome or all-cause mortality in patients given an omega-3 fatty acid supplement compared with those given an olive oil placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p120.html

About National Conference | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP National Conference, including reasons to attend, scholarships, and more. July 30 - August 1, 2020 | Kansas City Convention Center | 301 W. 13th | Kansas City, MO

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/about.html

National Conference Educational Programming | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Discover the educational programs available at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students, including skills and procedural workshops. July 30 - August 1, 2020, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education.html

National Conference Events | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Network with other family medicine residents and students at AAFP National Conference social and community service events. July 30 - August 1, 2020, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/events.html

National Conference Expo Hall | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Stop by the Expo Hall at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students. July 30 - August 1, 2020, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/expo.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2019 - Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

Screen Pregnant Women for HBV at First Prenatal Visit

Jul 29, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement and evidence review on screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection. Based on that review, the USPSTF recommended screening pregnant women for HBV at their first prenatal visit to help ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190729uspstfhbvfinal.html

Preparing to Transition to Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn how two family physicians are incorporating value-based concepts into their practices to ensure quality patient care and financial sustainability.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/transition-to-value-based-care.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Jul 27, 2019 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190727nc-elections.html

Candidate Information

Jul 26, 2019 - View the resident and student candidate documents from the 2019 National Conference.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/orientation/candidates.mem.html

EMR Optimization MIG -- Member Interest Groups

Jul 26, 2019 - To support the AAFP in identifying emerging technologies to improve human interactions in the exam room and provide feedback on current and EMR future changes

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/emr-optimization.html

Intimate Partner Violence MIG -- Member Interest Groups

Jul 26, 2019 - Advocate for IPV awareness on local, state and national levels to support advocacy, education, and public health measures that address IPV issues.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/partner-violence.html

Coronary Syndrome, HPV Vaccination, Acute Sore Throat, Food Allergies, Breastfeeding - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p737.html

Vitamin D is Equal to Placebo for Preventing Cognitive Decline in African-American ...

Jul 15, 2019 - Is vitamin D more effective than placebo in preventing cognitive decline in African American women older than 65 years who have low serum vitamin D levels at baseline?

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p118.html

Glycopyrrolate (Lonhala Magnair) for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

May 15, 2019 - Glycopyrrolate is a safe alternative to long-acting muscarinic antagonists delivered by metered-dose inhaler for patients with moderate to severe COPD.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p643.html

AAFP Joins Effort to Postpone PAMA Laboratory Reporting

Jul 24, 2019 - The AAFP and more than two dozen other organizations recently urged congressional leaders to delay required reporting of 2020 clinical laboratory data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190724pamaltr.html

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