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Family Medicine Residency Programs Receive Support to Improve Influenza and ...

Jul 21, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announces grant winners.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Foundation_Flu_Vaccine_Grants.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.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/SGR-repeal-legislation-failure-aafp.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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/familiy-physician-shortage-end-value-primary-care.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 ...

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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.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Tobacco-Dependence-Office-Champions-AAFP.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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Supreme-Court-Statement.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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-Congress-Must-Act-Repeal-SGR.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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/cvs-caremark-tobacco-sales-response.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.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/Burwell-statement.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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/state-of-the-union-response-2014.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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/four-pillars-of-primary-care.html

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