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Maryland Family Physicians Lead Health Care Efforts, Innovations

Aug 30, 2013 - Family physicians in Maryland practice and work in various settings and capacities, using their skills and expertise to deliver and improve health care for thousands of patients throughout the state. This diversity is one of the Maryland AFP's (MDAFP's) greatest attributes, enabling ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130830marylandchapspot0.html

Michigan AFP Joins Grassroots Efforts to Expand Medicaid

Feb 28, 2014 - If you asked one Michigan family physician how she spent her summer vacation last year, she would tell you she worked diligently toward expanding Medicaid for state residents. Tina Tanner, M.D., president-elect of the Michigan AFP (MAFP), cut her vacation short to give testimony on the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140228michiganchapter.html

Minnesota Chapter, FMIGs Help Students Explore Family Medicine

Nov 30, 2014 - It's not easy to grab the attention of medical students, but a program created by the family medicine interest group (FMIG) at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. -- and supported by the Minnesota AFP -- is helping busy students connect with family physicians in a time-efficient ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20141130minnesotaafp.html

Montana AFP Helps Launch, Nurture New Residency to Alleviate FP Shortage

Oct 31, 2013 - What do family physicians do when the 1 million plus citizens of their state -- celebrated for its wide open spaces -- are starved for the kind of comprehensive health care that only family physicians can provide? In Montana, a group of energetic and like-minded health care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131031montanachapter.html

Nebraska FPs Betting on Success With Their Own ACO

Nov 30, 2013 - Can a small, mostly rural, family medicine-based accountable care organization provide high-quality, coordinated care for its Medicare patients while also saving Medicare money? Nine independent family medicine practices in Nebraska are betting that the answer is yes.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131130nebchapspot.html

New Hampshire AFP's Mentoring Activities Entice Students, Residents to Choose Family ...

May 31, 2013 - Until last year, when she spent a month practicing obstetrics in a rural clinic in Uganda, Mary Moreno, M.D., a family medicine resident at the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Concord, N.H., never fully understood the breadth and scope of family medicine. By...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130531newhampshirechapter.html

New Jersey FPs Transforming, Transcending 'Distressed Environment'

Dec 31, 2012 - As the AAFP constituent chapter that coined the phrase distressed practice environment, the New Jersey AFP (NJAFP) knows a thing or two about what it will take to build and maintain a healthy network of primary care and family medicine practices capable of caring for the state's nearly ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121231newjerseyafp.html

New York State AFP Works All Avenues to Mold Legislation, Traditions

Jun 29, 2012 - The New York State AFP (NYSAFP) couldn't stop the state's Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) from becoming law, so members of the NYSAFP Board of Directors opened a dialogue to temper the bill -- and succeeded. In brief, the legislation creates an online database...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120629nysafp-advocacy.html

North Carolina AFP Casts Wide Net for Medical Students

Oct 31, 2012 - Charles Rhodes, M.D., of Cabarrus Family Medicine in Mount Pleasant, N.C., has been practicing medicine for some 30 years. He describes family medicine as a specialty of relationships between a physician and his patients. Family medicine chooses you; it's just something that fits your ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121031chapspotlight.html

Ohio Department of Health, OAFP Collaborate to Launch Innovative PCMH Program

Oct 1, 2012 - With the help of the Ohio AFP (OAF), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently turned a valve that will release a river of future primary care physicians flowing into the Buckeye state to provide higher quality health care. The Ohio HB 198 PCMH Education Pilot Project was two years ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121001ohiochapter.html

Pennsylvania AFP Assists Primary Care Residencies, Practices With PCMH, EHR Initiatives

Sep 30, 2011 - During a recent noontime conference with his residents, family physician Timothy Heilmann, M.D., asked them, Who here thinks they're doing a good job managing a diabetic patient? All of the residents' hands shot up. But Heilmann, associate director of the family medicine residency at ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110930pennchapter.html

Program That Puts FPs in Touch With Psychiatrists Helps Patients in Maine

Sep 25, 2013 - Many largely rural states have difficulty ensuring mental health services are available for all their citizens, leaving family physicians in these states to step in to fill the mental health care gap created by the lack of small-town mental health professionals. Maine is one of those ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130925maineafp.html

Project ECHO Trains, Empowers New Mexico FPs to Provide Subspecialty Care

Sep 30, 2014 - Thanks to an innovative program that links subspecialists with primary care professionals, a growing number of New Mexico patients are receiving subspecialty care directly from their family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140930nmafp-chapspot.html

Rural Family Physicians in North Dakota Reach Out to Educate Students About Family ...

Aug 31, 2012 - At a time when many largely rural states are desperate to train and then retain family physicians, North Dakota has emerged as a major source of newly minted FPs, earning a reputation for both training and retaining a high percentage of family physicians. As a rural state, much of North...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120831ndchapspotlight.html

South Dakota AFP Focuses Resources on Student Pipeline Programs

Apr 30, 2014 - The South Dakota AFP works closely with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls -- the state's only medical school -- to support several programs aimed at ensuring a robust physician workforce pipeline.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140430southdakafp.html

Strength of Oklahoma AFP Rooted in Student Programming

Oct 31, 2014 - Each September, first-year students at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City are invited to a welcome luncheon organized by the school's Family and Community Medicine Interest Group. The welcome lunch and subsequent monthly luncheons help dispel common myths ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20141031okla-afp.html

Tennessee AFP Taps Into Student, Resident Energy; Explores Social Media

Jan 29, 2014 - Those who haven't visited the website of the Tennessee AFP recently might notice the addition of the Facebook icon now prominently displayed on the site's home page along with a request to Like us on Facebook. The focus on social media is part of the chapter's efforts to enhance ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140129tennchapter.html

Texas AFP Overcomes Attempts to Legislate Independent Practice for Nurses

Dec 28, 2011 - A mostly rural state, Texas is experiencing a shortage of family physicians and other primary care physicians. In response, both local and national organizations representing advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNS, have tried to obtain rights for these nurses to practice ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20111228texasspotlight.html

USAFP Is Connection Point for Military FPs Worldwide

Apr 25, 2012 - On March 22, during its annual meeting in Las Vegas, the Uniformed Services AFP (USAFP) installed its new president via the Internet phone service known as Skype. The Las Vegas ballroom was packed with USAFP chapter members and their families who exploded in applause and rose to their ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120425usafp.html

Utah AFP Fights for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Aug 31, 2014 - Given active promotion of e-cigarettes in Utah combined with growing use of the products among teenagers, the Utah AFP is aggressively lobbying to ensure e-cigarettes are regulated by the state.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140831utahafp.html

Vermont AFP Tackles Big Tasks With Committed Chapter Core

Jul 31, 2012 - America's smallest states -- especially those with large swaths of rural landscape -- face special challenges when it comes to providing access to health care services for their populations. Ditto for membership organizations such as the Vermont AFP, which relies on a small pool of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120731vermontchapter.html

Virginia Academy Helps Craft State Legislation Clarifying Physician, NP Roles

Nov 30, 2012 - The interests of family physicians and nurse practitioners (NPs) used to collide regularly in the Virginia General Assembly, largely because the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP) and their legislative allies had for a few years been advocating legislation that would grant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121130virginiachapter.html

West Virginia AFP's Doc for a Day Program Benefits Lawmakers, Physicians Alike

Dec 31, 2013 - The winter of 1989 was tough on West Virginia legislators who had gathered at the state capital in Charleston for their regular session. Flu, flu-like symptoms, colds and coughs permeated the capital, recalled Thomas Stevens, health consultant and government advocacy director for the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131231westva-chapter.html

Wisconsin AFP Leads Cross-disciplinary Effort to Bolster State's Primary Care Workforce

Jun 30, 2014 - Before 2012, the Wisconsin AFP had focused on helping members transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes and then on payment reform. That focus shifted in 2012, when the chapter convened a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle the state's primary care workforce ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140630wafp-chapspot.html

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