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Latest Announcements -- ALSO

Aug 21, 2019 - Latest Announcements regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/announcements.html

Resolution No. *** (Mississippi A) - Payment by Health Insurers for Medically Necessary...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate through legislative and/or regulatory efforts to ensure payment of medically necessary covered benefits by health insurers such as prescriptions, diagnostic tests, and therapies by a duly licensed ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Vermont A) - Vermont A - Affirming the Safety and Legality of ...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to endorse the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists position paper of 2014 to defend access to safe and legal abortion across the US, and contribute to increased access to first trimester abortion by ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Washington C) - Allying with Osteopathic Family Physicians -- ...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP and ACOFP partner around a common pathway to AAFP state chapter membership for ACOFP members in those states without a constituent state ACOFP chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

NY Residency Program Teaches Grads to Serve Underserved

Aug 21, 2019 - A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190821underservedresidency.html

AAFP Calls for FDA Discretion in Compounding Guidance

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP and other medical organizations warned FDA officials that proposed guidance on compounded drug products could limit patient access to necessary and timely treatments.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821fdacompounding.html

AAFP Voices Concern About New 'Public Charge' Rule

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP has joined a call for the Department of Homeland Security to rescind a new public charge regulation that creates an unacceptable barrier between physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821publiccharge.html

Family Medicine Is Poised to Lead on Addiction Care

Aug 21, 2019 - Millions of Americans are struggling with some form of addiction. Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani, D.O., M.P.F., outlines steps family physicians can take to address the problem.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190821guested-addiction.html

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Aug 20, 2019 - Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190820fp-dpcsnapshot.html

Bouncing Back From Burnout in Residency

Aug 20, 2019 - When family medicine resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., experienced symptoms of burnout, she acted quickly to overcome it. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190820lv-residburnout.html

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

Aug 20, 2019 - The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2019 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Aug 20, 2019 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2019 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2019-winners.mem.html

Medical Schools for Family Medicine -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 20, 2019 - See which medical schools contribute most to the family medicine workforce pipeline.

Med School and Residency : For Pre-Med and Medical School Educators

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/faculty/medschools.html

Boost Naloxone Prescribing to Halt Opioid Overdose Deaths

Aug 20, 2019 - A report on nationwide naloxone dispensing practices found that the ratio of naloxone prescriptions to high-dose opioid prescriptions is surprisingly low and that significant differences exist between dispensing rates in rural versus metropolitan areas.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190820naloxoneprescript.html

New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social ...

Aug 20, 2019 - New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/new-hlz-fhir-accelerator-project-aims-to-improve-interoperability-of-social-determinants-of-health-data.html

Roberty H. Taylor, MD -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 19, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Robert H. Taylor, MD, introduced by the South Carolina Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Minnesota A) - Impact of Social Media -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 19, 2019 - Congress of Delegates bring forward this resolution for national debate and action.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey G) - Prompt Discharge Summaries for Medicare Patients --...

Aug 19, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to re-evaluate its current policy on the time requirements for discharge summaries and petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require hospitals...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Prescription Drug Issues

Aug 19, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Keeping Family Physicians Up to Date

Aug 19, 2019 - A knack for combining statistics, clinical advice and humor has made Family Medicine Experience mainstage presenter Frank Domino, M.D., a popular speaker, editor and educator.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190819fdf-domino.html

Eight tactics to identify and reduce your implicit biases -- FPM

Aug 16, 2019 - Unconscious biases can affect the quality of care and make workplaces more difficult. These tips can help you discover and combat your own biases.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/implicit_bias.html

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored F) - The Environment and Human Health -- Congress of ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with other medical groups to strategize how to influence relevant governmental regulatory bodies to investigate public safety of common pesticides and herbicides, and publish a joint statement with other ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored G) - Adopt a No Policy Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) put member unity ahead of taking sides by developing a process for chapters or membership to bring forth to the Congress of Delegates (COD) resolutions, topics, or policies that they consider to be based on ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Hawaii A) - Native Cultural Blessing at Annual AAFP COD -- Congress...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with the host chapter of the city the Congress of Delegates (COD) will be in to identify and invite native people of that region to provide a native blessing at the start of each COD

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan B) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm the legality of Roe vs. Wade, support of the legality of medical abortion, partner with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in position papers to preserve access to safe and legal abortion across ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan C) - Mifepristone Use in Management of Early Pregnancy ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of early pregnancy loss, and Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn restrictions on the prescribing of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan A) - AAFP Should Not be Prohibited from Using Accurate ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians avoid the use of vague and euphemistic terms when referring to lethal medications prescribed with the intention of ending a patient’s life and not prohibit use of the phrases physician assisted suicide and assisted ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan D) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians will publicly and actively oppose any law that would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan E) - AAFP to Encourage New and Existing Clinical ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage existing and starting new clinical behavioral health fellowships for family medicine physicians.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Nebraska A) - AAFP Call to Action -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) devote the time and financial resources necessary to develop a campaign and formally address these concerning and misleading advertisements, to include AAFP media presence in print, online, social media, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Texas C) - AAFP Membership CME Requirement -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) study whether the current continuing medical education requirement for active membership be maintained and report back to the 2020 AAFP Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Utah A) - Providing Financial Incentives to Encourage Graduating ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate that, under a minimum monthly payment plan, the remaining balance for each 1 year of federal medical student loans be forgiven for every 2 years of full-time work in a primary care position within the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Utah B) - Promotion of Chapter CME Events -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) take an active role in helping chapters to cross promote continuing medical education (CME) events by providing an online listing of all chapter-sponsored CME events, and send a list of all scheduled continuing ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

American Family Physician Videos -- American Family Physician

Aug 16, 2019 - American Family Physician video collection

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/video.html

Getting into Medical School -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 16, 2019 - Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

Med School and Residency : Considering Medical School

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/premed/getting-into-med-school.html

Practicing in Rural Areas May Reduce Burnout, Study Finds

Aug 16, 2019 - Results of a small pilot study suggest that family physicians who practice in rural areas have significantly lower burnout rates than their nonrural peers.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190816ruralburnout.html

New Research Examines FPs' Prediabetes Knowledge, Practices

Aug 16, 2019 - Researchers found that family physicians and other clinicians are highly skilled in screening for and managing prediabetes but are less aware of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and similar patient resources.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190816prediabetesstudy.html

HIV Infection: Preexposure Prophylaxis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations --...

Aug 16, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on screening for thyroid cancer.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/HIV-PreEP.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The goals of the health maintenance visit in school-aged children (five to 12 years) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. During the visit, the physician should address patient and parent/caregiver concerns and ask about ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p213.html

Electronic Cigarettes: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are popular devices designed to heat a liquid solution, often containing nicotine, that generates an inhaled aerosol, or vapor. e-Cigarettes have been marketed as healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Thus, most adult users are current or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p227.html

Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - School-aged children (five to 12 years) are establishing patterns of behavior that may last a lifetime; therefore, during health maintenance visits, it is important to counsel families on healthy lifestyle practices. Children should eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p219.html

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits. This collection...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Tobacco Abuse and Dependence - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including addiction, behavioral and drug therapies, lifestyle counseling, and smoking cessation. This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=28

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=45

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