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Learn the Essentials of Practice-based Teamwork

May 23, 2012 - Teamwork is an essential element of an efficient medical practice. And family physicians eager to provide their staff members with the support they need to embrace team-based care can take advantage of a one-hour webinar offered by TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network and titled Six ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120523tmedteamwebinar.html

Medically Underserved Are Focus for NCSC Delegates

May 9, 2012 - Members of the Reference Committee on the Health of the Public and Science (HOPS) were cheered during the May 5 business session of the National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) here, as delegates voted unanimously to adopt all of the recommendations contained in the consent ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509hops-refcmte.html

Delegates Adopt Measures to Ease Visa Process, Achieve IMG Parity

May 9, 2012 - Despite recommendations against adopting measures focused on, respectively, demystifying the visa application process for residency directors and improving parity for international medical graduates (IMGs), delegates to the National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) in Kansas ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509educ-refcmte.html

Spotlighting Family Medicine Is Common Theme Among Special Constituency Delegates

May 9, 2012 - Image was a big focus during the 2012 National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) May 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., as delegates considered various measures intended to boost family medicine's image among medical students and the public, reinforce the value of Academy membership ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509ncsc-organdfinance.html

Get Government Out of Exam Room, NCSC Delegates Tell AAFP

May 9, 2012 - When the applause finally subsided after impassioned testimony by women's constituency delegate Cathleen London, M.D., about the need to protect women's health and reproductive rights, as well as a physicians' ability to treat those patients, Kevin Wang, M.D., of Seattle, chair of the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120509ncscadvocacy.html

Delegates to 2012 NCSC Elect New Leaders

May 5, 2012 - AAFP constituent chapter representatives who attended the Academy's National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC), May 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., elected colleagues to fill various leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120505ncscelections.html

Despite Physical Challenges, Oregon Family Physician Driven to Succeed

May 2, 2012 - Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, M.D., is one amazing woman. At the very least, she's a woman who does amazing things. Call it a trifecta of accomplishments: First, Steiner Hayward is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120502steinerhayward.html

AAFP Prepares Members for Payment Initiative Demonstration

May 1, 2012 - CMS recently announced details about the seven markets chosen to participate in the agency's Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI). Participating practices in Arkansas, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon will receive payment based on a blended payment model...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120501cpciwebinar.html

Choosing Wisely Campaign Aims To Cut Use of Unnecessary Medical Interventions

Apr 4, 2012 - Sometimes, less health care is the best health care. As part of an effort to help physicians curtail the practice of ordering unnecessary tests and procedures, the AAFP today released a list of five tests and treatments physicians should think twice about before performing, ordering or ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120404choosingwisely.html

AAFP Action Alert Urges Students to Support Title VII Funding

Mar 27, 2012 - The AAFP is calling on its student members to contact their senators in support of a budget request that asks the Senate Appropriations Committee to allocate $280 million for Title VII health professions programs during fiscal year 2013.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120327titleviiaction.html

Deadline to Apply for Outstanding Program, Philanthropist Awards Approaching

Mar 21, 2012 - The deadline is fast approaching to submit applications for the AAFP Foundation's Outstanding Program and Philanthropist of the Year awards. Nominations for both awards will be accepted until April 2, according to AAFP Foundation Executive Director Craig Doane.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120321aafpfawards.html

AAFP Sends Primary Care Valuation Task Force Recommendations to CMS

Mar 14, 2012 - The AAFP has asked CMS to adopt a series of short-term strategies for improving primary care payment that are based on recommendations developed by the AAFP's Primary Care Valuation Task Force. In a March 12 letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., AAFP Board Chair ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120314cmsrecommendations.html

AAFP Opts to Remain in the RUC

Mar 13, 2012 - After much debate, the AAFP Board of Directors has decided that the Academy will continue to participate in the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) for now, while continuing to advocate that changes be made to the RUC from within. Our Board of Directors has...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120313rucdecision.html

An Inside Look at Three Decades of AAFP Advocacy

Mar 7, 2012 - In October 1979, the AAFP hired a new director of government relations and, essentially, put her in charge of leading the AAFP's advocacy and legislative efforts in Washington. During the 32-plus years that followed, Rosemarie Sweeney and her AAFP colleagues worked hard to promote the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120307sweeneyinterview.html

John Meigs Jr., M.D., Runs for AAFP Speaker

Feb 27, 2012 - The Alabama AFP announces the candidacy of John Meigs Jr., M.D., of Brent, for AAFP speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120227meigscandann.html

Time's Running Out to Apply for AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship

Feb 22, 2012 - The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the two vaccine science fellowship positions being offered by the AAFP. The Academy will stop taking applications for the program after March 15. Selected fellows will learn about vaccine science and policy by working with mentors in a ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120222vaccfellows.html

H. Clifton Knight, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Feb 20, 2012 - The Indiana AFP announces the candidacy of H. Clifton Knight, M.D., of Indianapolis, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120220knightcandann.html

Laura Knobel, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Feb 20, 2012 - The Massachusetts AFP announces the candidacy of Laura Knobel, M.D., of Walpole, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120220knobelcandann.html

Richard Corson, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Feb 13, 2012 - The New Jersey AFP announces the candidacy of Richard Corson, M.D., of Hillsborough, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120213corsoncandann.html

Carlos Gonzales, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Feb 13, 2012 - The Arizona AFP announces the candidacy of Carlos Gonzales, M.D., of Patagonia, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120213gonzalescandann.html

People in the News/Awards -- January

Feb 7, 2012 - A number of AAFP members received honors and awards this past month.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120207people-awards.html

Reid Blackwelder, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Feb 6, 2012 - The Tennessee AFP announces the candidacy of Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120206blackweldercandann.html

Conrad Flick, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Feb 6, 2012 - The North Carolina AFP announces the candidacy of Conrad Flick, M.D., of Cary, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120206flickcandann.html

AAFP Task Force Releases New Draft of Proposed Bylaws

Feb 3, 2012 - The AAFP is continuing its work on revising the organization's Bylaws, and a new draft version of the Bylaws is now available from the AAFP Task Force on Bylaws Revision. The revised draft is available for member comment until Feb. 29. AAFP Speaker John Meigs Jr., M.D., of Centreville, ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120203bylawsdraft.html

Rebecca Jaffe, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director

Jan 30, 2012 - The Delaware AFP announces the candidacy of Rebecca Jaffe, M.D., M.P.H., of Wilmington, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20120130jaffecandann.html

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