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Practices Sought to Study Shared Decision-making in Managing Menopausal Symptoms

Dec 11, 2013 - The AAFP National Research Network is recruiting practices to participate in a research project designed to evaluate a patient-centered, shared decision-making intervention that involves managing menopausal symptoms in women ages 45-65. The project is slated to include 12 primary care ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131211menopausestudy.html

Enhanced Website Security System Safeguards Your AAFP Account Information

Dec 9, 2013 - The AAFP has launched an enhanced website security system designed to safeguard the identifiable personal information in all AAFP member and customer accounts, including account holder name, home and e-mail addresses, and member ID number.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131209authenticate.html

Family Physician Mentors Can Encourage Minority Students to Embrace Family Medicine

Dec 4, 2013 - The United States currently faces a critical shortage of primary care physicians, and many experts predict the shortage will grow worse in coming years. In particular, health care experts say the nation needs more minority physicians because although African Americans, Hispanics and ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131204docbackschool.html

AAFP Issues 2012-13 Financial Statement

Nov 30, 2013 - The Academy has posted its annual financial summary as required by the AAFP Bylaws. The summary has been certified by a public accountant.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131130finstatement.html

Innovative Medical Malpractice Model Commands Attention at State Legislative Conference

Nov 12, 2013 - Tort reform is a top priority for many family physicians, so it should come as no surprise that attendees at the 2013 State Legislative Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Broomfield, Colo., gave their full attention to a presentation on a new model for medical malpractice reform that is being ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131112stateleg-liability.html

Scope of Practice, Rural Health Capture Interest at State Legislative Conference

Nov 12, 2013 - By its very nature, all health care is local, which is why what happens at the state level in health care can be particularly important. Those who gathered for the 2013 AAFP State Legislative Conference Nov. 1-2 in Broomfield, Colo., had an opportunity to share information from their ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131112stateleg-scope.html

Visionary Family Physician Seeks to Revamp Health Care Delivery System

Nov 8, 2013 - Atlanta-born Jeffrey Brenner, M.D., spent his childhood and adolescence in the Philadelphia suburb known as South Jersey. But today, this 44-year-old family physician is turning heads in nearby Camden, N.J. -- and in communities across the entire country -- with his visionary approach ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131108brennerbeyondcall.html

ALSO Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Nov 4, 2013 - In October, the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training program celebrated its 20th year in business, having trained more than 160,000 maternity care providers worldwide in that time. An evidence-based, multidisciplinary training program that prepares health care ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/201301104also20thanniv.html

AAFP NRN Oral Health Study Looking for Family Physicians to Participate

Oct 25, 2013 - The AAFP National Research Network (AAFP NRN) is recruiting family physician practices for a study on oral health care and screening. According to AAFP NRN Research Director Kim Kimminau, Ph.D., the study -- a joint venture of the AAFP, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131025nrn-oralhealth.html

AAFP Is Beefing Up Website Security to Safeguard Your Information

Oct 23, 2013 - As an AAFP member, you already know the AAFP is looking out for your best interests with legislators, policymakers and third-party payers. Now, the Academy is stepping up its efforts to protect your privacy online. Late next week, the AAFP will launch an enhanced website security system...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131023aafp-authenticate.html

New Mapping Tools Help Identify Uninsured Patients, Insurance Exchange Info

Oct 23, 2013 - Two new interactive mapping tools aim to make information about uninsured patients and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act coverage options more accessible to policymakers, family physicians and other health care professionals.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131023rgcmaptools.html

AAFP NRN Recruiting for Study to Test Opioid Management Toolkit

Oct 8, 2013 - The AAFP National Research Network is recruiting primary care practices to help test and refine an opioid management toolkit for use in treating chronic nonterminal pain. The project, which is funded through the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals-sponsored C.A.R.E.S. (Collaborating and Acting...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131008nrnpainstudy.html

AAFP Posts Step-by-Step Communications Videos for Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Oct 7, 2013 - The AAFP now is offering videos that include key communication concepts to accompany three of the recommendations on its Choosing Wisely list of 15 procedures or tests that physicians and patients should question.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131007choosingwiselyvideos.html

New AAFP President Thrives on Relationships, Problem Solving

Sep 25, 2013 - AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., is a glass-half-full kind of guy who isn't afraid of confronting challenges head on, and he thrives on finding solutions. In a recent interview with AAFP News Now, Blackwelder says he is prepared to lead the Academy into a new ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130925blackwelderqa.html

AAFP Releases Third List of Tests, Procedures Patients, Physicians Should Question

Sep 24, 2013 - The AAFP released its third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations today during the 2013 Scientific Assembly, with the latest list focusing on issues such as routine prostate-specific antigen-based screening and physical examinations tied to prescribing oral contraceptive medications. ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130924choosingwisely3.html

AAFP Congress of Delegates: Live and Online

Sep 18, 2013 - If you are not able to attend the AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD) next week, you still can keep up with the policymaking body of your organization via live streaming videos from the AAFP Town Hall and COD business sessions in San Diego.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130918codlive.html

As Deadlines for Health Care Reform Approach, AAFP Works to Ensure FPs, Patients Are ...

Sep 4, 2013 - The AAFP has launched a Web page to help family physicians and their patients better understand and navigate the health insurance marketplaces and other key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The page provides an overview of the health care reform legislation ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130904acawebpage.html

AAFP President Named One of Most Influential People in Health Care

Aug 28, 2013 - AAFP President Jeff Cain, M.D., of Denver, has been named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The award honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130828caintop100.html

Gaps in Health Care Safety Net Identifiable Thanks to Graham Center Mapper Program

Aug 27, 2013 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care has launched a revamped and expanded version of its online Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper application, which gives users the ability to identify gaps in the health care safety net and pinpoint ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130827udsmapper.html

Patient Health, Safety a Priority for Family Medicine Residents

Aug 7, 2013 - Family medicine residents care deeply about their patients. That message came through loud and clear recently as residents who attended the 2013 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents spent the better part of two days writing -- and then discussing -- a myriad of resolutions ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130807residentcongress.html

Medical Students Focus on Public Health, Educational Issues

Aug 7, 2013 - Regulating population-level sodium intake was one of a number of hot issues medical students tackled during the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students held here on Aug. 1-3. The pros and cons of accelerated medical school curricula also provoked ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130807studentcongress.html

Epperly: U.S. Health Care System has 'Wrong Team on Field'

Aug 6, 2013 - When the World Health Organization assessed health care systems around the globe in 2000, the United States ranked first in expenditures. The nation's health care system, however, ranked 37th in performance, trailing Costa Rica. I'm not trying to bust on Costa Rica, it's a great little ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130806nc-epperly.html

Resident, Student Leaders Elected During National Conference

Aug 5, 2013 - This year's AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students had the highest attendance in at least the past decade. According to preliminary numbers, the AAFP hosted 3,542 people during the 2013 National Conference Aug. 1-3 in Kansas City, Mo., including 1,028...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130805ntlconfelection.html

New Mobile App Puts the AAFP at Your Fingertips

Jul 31, 2013 - Wherever you go, whatever you're doing, you now can take the AAFP along. Thanks to the AAFP's new mobile app for iOS and Android, you can have information, resources and tools from the Academy right at your fingertips.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130730aafpmobileapp.html

AAFP Checklist Helps Family Physicians Apply for Higher Medicaid Rate

Jul 31, 2013 - The AAFP has put together a one-page checklist to help family physicians who treat Medicaid patients receive a higher payment rate as called for by a provision in the health care reform law designed to pay FPs and other primary care physicians at a rate at least equal to Medicare ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130731paritytools.html

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