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American Academy of Family Physicians to Establish Political Action Committee

Oct 13, 2004 - October 13, 2004, AAFP news release: American Academy of Family Physicians to Establish Political Action Committee

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/pac.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Unveils New Secure Electronic Messaging Service ...

Feb 15, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced AAFP Physicians Direct, a new service that supports secure, electronic communication between physicians. Built on the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability, this new AAFP service is part of a larger program to help ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/physiciansdirect-surescripts.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Updates Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Jan 15, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today revised its Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services regarding breast cancer screening. The new recommendations, based on the evidence report and recommendations developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, state that the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/breast-cancer-screening-recommendations.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Urges People to See Their Family Doctor and ...

May 23, 2017 - AAFP Urges People to See Their Family Doctor and #StayWellSoon

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/aafp-stay-well-soon-social-media-campaign-reaches-millions.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Welcomes FDA Action on Flavored Nicotine

Nov 16, 2018 - AAFP Touts Wins for Family Medicine: 2019 Fee Schedule Cuts Administrative Burden, Improves Patient Access to Care

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/fda-tobacco-youth-plan.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

American Academy of Family Physicians' Americans in Motion – Healthy Interventions ...

Jul 7, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. -- As the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Americans in Motion -- Healthy Interventions public health initiative completes its fifth year, the AAFP is pleased to share preliminary data indicating the effectiveness of this effort and recognize the program's current ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/aim-hi-core-supporters.html

American Academy of Family Physicians’ Chief Financial Officer Named Vice President of ...

Apr 30, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Robert Watchinski, C.P.A., vice president for financial and administrative services. Watchinski has served as the AAFP’s chief financial officer for more than 15 years, and will continue his work in that function in addition to the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/robert-watchinski.html

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

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

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

American Family Physician Names Next Editor-in-Chief

Sep 28, 2017 - American Family Physician Names Next Editor-in-Chief

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/AFP-new-EIC.html

American Medicine Voices Support for AAFP Report on Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

Sep 18, 2012 - America’s top medical organizations have voiced their support for a new report saying the U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s demand for primary care by fully implementing the physician-led patient centered medical home. The report, Patient Care for the 21st Century, was ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/support-for-primary-care-21st-century.html

Americans at Risk for Heart Disease Due to High Blood Pressure

Feb 1, 2017 - Americans at Risk for Heart Disease Due to High Blood Pressure

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/americans-at-risk-for-heart-disease-due-to-high-blood-pressure.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

Americans Prefer Physicians for Their Care

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

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

Appointment Time Same Day

...Source: CDC/NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Percent of physicians by time to get appointment, same-day appointments and percent of appointments that are same-day, 2009-2010 Less than 1 week to get an appointment Same-day appointments Percent of appointments...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/appt-time-same-day.pdf

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

Oct 17, 2012 - Carlos R. Gonzales, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Patagonia and Nogales, Ariz., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Gonzales was elected to a three-year term ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/gonzales-board-of-directors.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

Association Health Plans Will Not Provide Meaningful Insurance Coverage

Jan 4, 2018 - AAFP: Association Health Plans Will Not Provide Meaningful Insurance Coverage

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/association-health-plans-will-not-provide-meaningful-insurance-coverage.html

Associations Urge House to Protect Access to Physicians for Older Americans and ...

May 25, 2010 - WASHINGTON-Today, AARP along with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association and Military Officers Association of America, call on the U.S. House of Representatives to support the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/stop-cuts-to-medicare.html

August Means Back-to-School, Time to Check Up on Immunizations

Aug 1, 2017 - August Means Back-to-School, Time to Check Up on Immunizations

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/august-means-back-to-school-time-to-check-up-on-immunizations.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.

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

Barriers to health

...These surveys were conducted online within the United States between April 30-May 2, 2007, among 1,157 men ages 18 and over, and between April 15-19, 2016, among 916 men ages 18 and over, on behalf of AAFP by Harris Poll via its Quick Query omnibus product. These online surveys are not...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/BarrierstoHealthCare.pdf

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics Course Teaches First-Responders Critical Delivery Skills

Mar 1, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Home births are on the rise despite higher neonatal mortality rates, making it more important than ever to prepare first responders to manage both normal labor and obstetrical emergencies. The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed the Basic Life Support in ...

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

Baton Rouge Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family...

Oct 14, 2009 - Rani G. Whitfield, M.D., a family physician from Baton Rouge, LA., was awarded the 2009 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Boston, MA. 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/2009/2009publichealthaward-whitfield.html

Bellevue Native Takes on National Leadership Role

Feb 2, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Catherine Louw, a second-year student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Louw will serve as a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/fmig-louw.html

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and TransforMED Join with Primary Care ...

Nov 12, 2009 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and TransforMED, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), today introduced a pilot program in which 13 primary care physician groups (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) in the Kansas City ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/bluecrossbluesield-kansascity-transformed-medicalhomepilot.html

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...RECOMMENDATION The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends that Congress reform Medicare Graduate Medical Education financing to address inequities, improve accountability and train more family physicians. The AAFP urges legislators to cosponsor the Advancing Medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/medicare-payment/AAFP%20Backgrounder-GME-May-2019.pdf

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

Budget Proposal Would Ease Part B Premium Spike for Patients, Alleviate Impact of ...

Oct 28, 2015 - AAFP Supports Budget Proposal to Ease Part B Premium Spike

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/part-b-premium.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

Call for Primary Care Reform from American Academy of Family Physicians, American ...

Jun 18, 2009 - Leaders of three national organizations representing nearly a third of a million physicians today visited Capitol Hill offices to express their continued concern for America’s patients who do not have access to primary care physicians. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/primarycarereform-aafp-acp-aoa.html

Caravan Health and the American Academy of Family Physicians Announce Comprehensive ...

Jun 30, 2016 - Caravan Health, AAFP Announce CPC+ Collaboration

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/caravan-aafp-cpc-collaboration.html

Caregiving Affects Health of Three-Quarters of Caregivers, According to National Survey

Apr 24, 2012 - Nearly three out of four Americans who provide care for a family member or friend who is disabled, elderly or has physical or mental limitations said caregiving had at least some impact on their health, and six in 10 said caregiving caused them to lose sleep sometimes, according to a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/caregivers-survey.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

Case Study Demonstrates Benefits of a Primary Care-based Accountable Care Organization

Jan 6, 2011 - A San Antonio accountable care organization with a network of patient-centered medical home clinics but no hospital is providing comprehensive, high quality and efficient health care services that improve patient care and outcomes. That’s a conclusion to be drawn from Case Study of a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pcmh-acho-study.html

CBO Report Confirms AAFP Concern over Negative Impact of American Health Care Act

May 24, 2017 - CBO Report Confirms AAFP Concern over Negative Impact of AHCA

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/cbo-report-confirms-aafp-concern-over-negative-impact-of-american-health-care-act.html

CDC Decision Allows Family Physicians to Better Treat for Flu

Jun 29, 2016 - Shortened title here

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/nasal-flu-vaccine-statement.html

Championing Healthy Kids Act Needed

Oct 31, 2017 - Championing Healthy Kids Act Needed

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/championing-healthy-kids-act-needed-but-so-is-public-health-and-prevention-fund.html

Charles Moses and Glenn Seils Join TransforMED as Practice Enhancement Facilitators

Jan 26, 2010 - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the addition of Charles Moses, MBA, MSHA, FACMPE and Glenn Seils to the TransforMED team of practice enhancement facilitators. Moses and Seils will be responsible for assisting primary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-moses-seils.html

ChildrensUsualSource.pdf

...Specialty of Children’s Usual Source of Care (USC) and Average Health Care Expenditures Source: Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care/Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2002-2003. Av er ag e An nu al E xp en di tu re s 0...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/ChildrensUsualSource.pdf

CHIP, Vital Programs Must Be First on January To-Do List

Dec 22, 2017 - CHIP, Vital Programs Must Be First on January To-Do List

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/chip-vital-programs-must-be-first-on-january-to-do-list1.html

ChronicConditionsChart.pdf

...0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Heart DiseaseCancerArthritisDiabetesHypertension (high blood pressure) 2007 2016 Percentage of Men With Chronic Conditions, 2007 and 2016 These surveys were conducted online within the United States between April 30-May...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/ChronicConditionsChart.pdf

Clinical Report Guides Physicians in Helping Adolescents Transition to Adult Health Care

Jun 27, 2011 - Changing doctors is never easy. When you’re a teenager new to advocating for your own health care, or one who has a chronic illness like diabetes or cystic fibrosis, it can be even more challenging to make the transition. A new clinical report provides detailed guidance to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/helping-adolescents-transition.html

Clinical Services

...Source: AAFP Practice Profile Survey, 2014 0 20% 40% 60% 80%10% 30% 50% 70% 90% Clinical Services Provided by Family Physicians Chronic Care Management Adolescent Medicine Geriatric Care Care of Infants/Young Children Urgent Care Inpatient Care Sports Medicine...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/ClinicalServices.pdf

Clinical-Services-Provided-by-FPs.pdf

...Source: AAFP Member Census, 2017 COM18091391 0 20% 40% 60% 80%10% 30% 50% 70% 90% Clinical Services Provided by Family Physicians Chronic care management Adolescent medicine Geriatric medicine Care of infants and children Urgent care Sports medicine Inpatient...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/Clinical-Services-Provided-by-FPs.pdf

Colorado Family Physician Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Larry A. Green, M.D., professor of family medicine at the University of Colorado - Denver, today was awarded the 2010 Thomas W. Johnson Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Denver. The award was one of seven presented for exceptional achievement in...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/thomaswjohnson-award-larrygreen.html

Columbia Family Physician Ada Stewart, MD, Named to Presidential Advisory Council on ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Columbia Family Physician Ada Stewart, MD, Named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/ada-stewart-md-presidential-council-on-hiv-aids.html

COM16020220 Comm Infographic

...The Value of Family Medicine Research has consistently shown that patients have better health, higher quality of care, and lower costs when health care systems are built on a strong foundation of primary care. Now, more than ever, family physicians are making an impact as the U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/FamilyMedicineAnsweringtheCall.pdf

COM16020220 Comm Infographic

...The Value of Family Medicine Research has consistently shown that patients have better health, higher quality of care, and lower costs when health care systems are built on a strong foundation of primary care. Now, more than ever, family physicians are making an impact as the U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/media_center/charts-graphs/AnsweringtheCallMarch%202016.pdf

Commonwealth Fund’s Melinda Abrams Joins TransforMED Board of Managers

Jan 26, 2009 - TransforMED LLC today announced Melinda Abrams, assistant vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, was appointed to serve a 3-year term on its board of managers. TransforMED is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/boardofmanagers-melindaabrams.html

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