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AAFP Applauds Roadmap for Health Information Technology Interoperability

Jan 30, 2015 - The issue of interoperability between electronic health records represents one of the most complex challenges facing the health care community as we pursue patient-centered health care reform. The ability to share and utilize information between two or more information systems is ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-ehr-interoperability.html

AAFP Applauds Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

Oct 23, 2014 - HHS Sec. Burwell’s announcement of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative marks important progress in reforming American health care into a system that provides patient-focused, efficient and high quality care. Meeting that goal requires a long-term commitment, and this $840 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/transforming-clinical-practice-initiative.html

AAFP Awarded $1 Million to Help Family Medicine Practices Enhance Care for Patients ...

Dec 6, 2010 - Leawood, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has received a $1 million grant to help support a unique new performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education (CME) program that will help family physicians enhance the comprehensive care they provide to patients with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/healthy-communities-collaborative.html

AAFP Calls for Stable Funding for Health Programs

Dec 12, 2016 - AAFP Calls for Stable Funding for Health Programs

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/aafp-calls-for-stable-funding-for-health-programs.html

AAFP Calls on Congress to Pass Tobacco to 21 Legislation

Sep 30, 2015 - AAFP Calls on Congress to Pass Tobacco to 21 Legislation

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Tobacco-to-21-legislation.html

AAFP Cautions Against Stop-Gap Efforts to Solve Primary Care Shortage

Sep 18, 2012 - The U.S. health care system can meet the nation’s need for primary care providers by fully implementing physician-led patient-centered medical homes, according to a new report released today by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The report, Primary Care for the 21st Century, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/primary-care-21st-century.html

AAFP Commits to Addressing Opioid Crisis

May 11, 2016 - Opioid abuse is wreaking havoc in families and communities across the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/opioids-05112016.html

AAFP Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, Striving for Health Equity

Mar 29, 2018 - Social Determinants of Health Media Kit

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AAFP Congress of Delegates Supports Legislation To Enable Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

Sep 20, 2016 - AAFP Congress of Delegates Supports Legislation To Enable Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/medicare-drug-price-negotiations.html

AAFP Convenes Expert Group to Reassess Value of Primary Care

Jul 20, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has formed a new Primary Care Valuation Task Force to review the methods for valuing health care services and make recommendations about more accurately valuing and paying for primary care physician services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/primary-care-valuation-task-force.html

AAFP Demands Clinical Trials Data Transparency

Jul 30, 2015 - When researchers want to assess the effectiveness of a drug, they turn to a clinical trial. The results can be eye opening. Sometimes the data illustrates exactly what they hope to see. Other times, it shows an unwanted effect. Sometimes it’s something in between.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-alltrials.html

AAFP Deplores House Vote on AHCA Bill Threatens Health Security of Millions, ...

May 4, 2017 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/house-ahca-may4.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

AAFP Endorses Comprehensive Medicare Payment Reform Bill

Feb 6, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced support for the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act introduced by Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Joe Heck, DO (R-NV).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/comprehensive-medicare-payment-reform.html

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

Apr 23, 2019 -

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-evp-ceo-douglas-henley-to-step-down-next-year.html

AAFP Fights Anti-Vaccination Movement

Oct 5, 2015 - With the exception of policies which allow for refusal due to a documented allergy or medical contraindication, the AAFP does not support immunization exemption policies.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Immunization-Exemption-Statement.html

AAFP Foundation Global Director of Peers for Progress Outlines Peer Support for ...

Jan 13, 2012 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a Jan. 10 forum sponsored by Health Affairs, Edwin B. Fisher, Ph.D., global director of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Peers for Progress program, presented findings of a new study detailing the impact of peer support programs in helping ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/peers-for-progress-self-management-diabetes.html

AAFP Foundation to Receive Heart to Heart International Award

May 4, 2015 - Thanks to its longstanding support for the underserved and victims of natural disasters, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation will receive Heart to Heart International’s 2015 Heart for Humanity award.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/Foundation_Release_HHI_Award.html

AAFP Helps Improve Physician Well-Being, Fight Administrative Burden

Mar 8, 2019 - well-being

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/well-being.html

AAFP Honors Medical Schools for Their Outstanding Contributions to Building the Family ...

May 3, 2013 - BALTIMORE - Twelve 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/2013/medical-schools-top-ten-awards1.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

Apr 27, 2012 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored today when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. The awards ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/top-ten-medical-schools-family-medicine.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

Apr 29, 2011 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored today when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. The awards ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/top10medicalschools-contributionstofamilymedicine.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

May 6, 2010 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the recent Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference. The awards recognize ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/top10familymedicineschools.html

AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

May 22, 2019 - AAFP Honors Two with Congressional Primary Care Champion Award

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-honors-two-with-congressional-primary-care-champion-award.html

AAFP Joins Coalition of Medical Organizations Urging Broader Vaccination to Protect ...

Mar 28, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has joined a nationwide effort urging health care providers to encourage patients who have any contact with newborns and infants to get vaccinated for pertussis. The call to action is directed toward several groups that ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pertusis-letter.html

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