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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.

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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.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/condolence-corporon.html

Family Physicians Discouraged by President’s Equivocation on Preserving Patient Access ...

Feb 28, 2017 -

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 ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

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...

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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) ...

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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

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