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How to remind patients they're due for preventive care -- FPM

Jul 24, 2019 - Patients can forget to schedule preventive care visits. Sending out reminders is a good approach, but you have to be careful not to get too much of a good thing.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Joins Effort to Postpone PAMA Laboratory Reporting

Jul 24, 2019 - The AAFP and more than two dozen other organizations recently urged congressional leaders to delay required reporting of 2020 clinical laboratory data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190724pamaltr.html

ACOG, AAP Update Guidance on Group B Strep in Infants

Jul 24, 2019 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently coordinated to issue updated guidance on preventing and managing group B streptococcal infection in infants.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190724groupbstrep.html

FPM's New Medical Editor Shares Vision, Goals for Journal

Jul 24, 2019 - Sarina Schrager, M.D., M.S., was recently appointed the new medical editor of FPM. Schrager brings extensive writing and editing experience to the role, as well as a background in full-scope family medicine practice and education.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190724schrager-fpm.html

ABFM Certification Pilot Proves Worthy Alternative

Jul 24, 2019 - The American Board of Family Medicine has announced it is extending its Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot through 2020. After six months as a participant, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., shares his take on the alternative exam.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190724gst-ed-fmcla.html

New Study, Guidance Affirm Transgender Patients' Care Needs

Jul 24, 2019 - A recent study and updated clinical guidance remind physicians that treating transgender patients starts with providing solid primary care services along with nonjudgmental communication.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190724lgbtcare.html

Patients Facing Homelessness Need More Than Referrals

Jul 23, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., explains why Refer to social work is not the natural conclusion of a physician's role in addressing social determinants of health among patients experiencing homelessness.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190723fp-homeless.html

Academy Takes Aim at Rural Health Challenges

Jul 23, 2019 - Rural Americans tend to be older, poorer and sicker than their urban counterparts. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at the issues the Academy's new rural health initiative aims to address.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190723itt-rural.html

Bloodborne Pathogens

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on strategies to prevent the transfer of blood borne infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/bloodborne-pathogens.html

Criminalization of the Provision of Medical Care to Undocumented Individuals

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on the criminalization of providing medical care to undocumented individuals.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/crim-undoc.html

Equal Opportunity

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on equal opportunity.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/equal-opportunity.html

Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on family medicine interest groups.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-interest-groups.html

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on direct to consumer genetic testing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/genetic-testing.html

Health Care Costs, Methods for Reducing

Jul 23, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy regarding methods to reduce health care costs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-costs.html

Health Impacts of Immigration

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on the health impacts of immigration.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-immigration.html

Home Diagnostic Test Kits

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on home test kits.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/home-kits.html

Institutional Racism in the Health Care System

Jul 23, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy regarding institutional racism in the health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/institutional-racism.html

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Health, Research and Regulatory Considerations (Position ...

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on marijuana and cannobinoids.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/marijuana-cannabinoids.html

Family Physicians as Role Models for for Underpresented Students

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of students in medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/minority-students.html

Obesity and Overweight

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obesity.html

Prevention and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's endorsement of strategies for the prevention and managementof sexually transmitted infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-control.html

Procedural Skills, Scope of Training in Family Medicine Residencies

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's guidelines for teaching residents procedures in the scope of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/procedural-skills-scope.html

Collecting Racial, Ethnic, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Data in Surveys

Jul 23, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy on Collecting Racial, Ethnic, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Data in Surveys.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/racialethnic-sexualgenderdata.html

Rural Health Care, "First Responder" Training

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on providing first responder training to rural family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-health-responder.html

Substance Use Disorders

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policies on substance use disorders and related health prevention programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/substance-abuse.html

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