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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

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

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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, ...

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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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fixing Health Care: What Women Want

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

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

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