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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.

Press Center : Materials for Publication

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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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Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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) ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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, ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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

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