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A Global View: Family Physicians Make Difference on Broad Scale -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - Since the AAFP convened the first Family Medicine Global Health Workshop in 2003, attendance has grown nearly 10-fold. As interest in global health grows, the Academy is developing more opportunities for members to learn and get involved.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20141008guested-global.html

Service Members Deserve High Quality of Care FPs Can Provide -- AAFP News

Sep 10, 2014 - Veterans are returning home to their communities, where family physicians could find themselves providing primary care to a population they may not have interacted with in the past. Will family physicians be ready?

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140910paddenguested.html

National Ad Campaigns Can Spark Discussions About Tobacco Cessation -- AAFP News

Jul 28, 2014 - Roughly 70 percent of smokers want to quit. With two national public awareness campaigns running simultaneously and payment for tobacco cessation services improving, now is the perfect time to help patients quit.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140728smokingedit.html

August Recess Offers Unique Opportunity for FPs to Advocate With Federal Lawmakers ...

Jul 30, 2014 - Family physicians have a chance to advocate for change -- including addressing the sustainable growth rate formula -- when legislators return home during the August recess. The AAFP has resources to help.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140730augustrecessedit.html

Healthy Chicago Spotlights Potential of Public Health, Primary Care Collaboration --...

Jul 23, 2014 - Three years ago, the city of Chicago launched Healthy Chicago. The initiative brought together stakeholders from around the metropolitan area to create a public health agenda and set priorities, such as curbing tobacco use and reducing obesity rates.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140723healthychicago-edit.html

Global Exchange: Experience Primary Care Beyond Our Borders -- AAFP News

Jun 25, 2014 - Family Medicine 360° is a new global exchange program for young family physicians and physicians-in-training. Aaron George, D.O., shares his experience as the first U.S. resident to participate.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140625gsted-woncafm360.html

Membership at All-time High for Family Medicine's 'Bold Champion' -- AAFP News

Jun 11, 2014 - AAFP Past President Rick Kellerman, M.D., traces the Academy's path forward from its decision to stand as family medicine's Bold Champion in 2007 to today, when recognition of the specialty as foundational to U.S. health care -- as well as AAFP total membership numbers -- are at ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140611gstedkman.html

PCMH Model Is Alive and Well Despite One Negative Study -- AAFP News

Mar 12, 2014 - The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative released a report in January that reviewed 20 patient-centered medical home studies released in the previous 17 months. The majority of those studies found overall cost reductions and decreases in ER visits, and 40 percent reported fewer ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140312pcmhjamaedl.html

Learning, Building Connections Are Only Two Benefits of Vaccine Fellowship -- AAFP ...

Feb 19, 2014 - My curiosity was piqued a few years ago when I read a call for applications for the AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship. Although immunizations were not my area of expertise, I had been searching for an outlet for my particular combination of interests -- public health, health information ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140219vaccinefellowedl.html

Support for AAFP Foundation Strengthens Family Medicine at Home, Abroad -- AAFP News

Feb 12, 2014 - Each year, the AAFP Foundation sends a delegation to this Caribbean country as part of its Family Medicine Cares International program. Twenty-two people -- including 17 family physicians -- will make this year's trip, which is scheduled for Feb. 15-22. We will be split into three teams.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140212foundationedl.html

New Physicians Offer 'Fresh Perspectives' in AAFP Blog -- AAFP News

Jan 31, 2014 - The prospect of transitioning from residency to practice can be daunting. You no longer have an attending physician supervising your work. There is no faculty to lean on when you don't know the answer. Your training was extensive, but are you prepared?

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140131frperspectedl.html

One Voice Becomes Many via Support for FamMedPAC -- AAFP News

Jan 15, 2014 - One-third of the U.S. Senate and the entire House of Representatives will be up for election this year. That presents an important opportunity for FamMedPAC, the AAFP's federal political action committee, to help re-elect legislators who are friendly to family medicine and to identify ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140115fammedpacedl.html

School-based Program Can Aid in Controlling Flu in Your Community -- AAFP News

Jan 21, 2014 - According to the CDC, as of Jan. 10, more than 2,600 hospitalizations for influenza had been reported to the agency for this flu season, and there have been 10 confirmed pediatric deaths. Despite recommendations to vaccinate all children and adults (with few exceptions) and the ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140121flueditorial.html

Repeal of SGR Would Allow Academy to Move Forward on Other Issues -- AAFP News

Nov 13, 2013 - For more than a decade, the AAFP has been calling for the repeal of the flawed sustainable growth rate formula that CMS uses to calculate physician payments for providing services to Medicare patients. Instead, Congress has repeatedly put short-term patches on the problem -- at a cost ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20131113-sgreditorial.html

Supporting Breastfeeding Makes a Difference for Moms, Babies -- AAFP News

Aug 22, 2013 - The CDC recently released some good news for American mothers and their babies. The agency said in its annual breastfeeding report card that the percentage of newborns who initiated breastfeeding increased from 71 percent in 2000 to 77 percent in 2010. During the same period, there were...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130822breastfeedingedl.html

Having Your Say on the Future of Family Medicine -- AAFP News

Sep 10, 2013 - As AAFP members, we all are aware of the many changes in health care that have occurred during the past decade. Thanks to the Future of Family Medicine (FFM) project, we have been prepared for many of these transformations, and, indeed, the AAFP has had a hand in promulgating the drive ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130910ffm2.html

Tell Congress, White House to Address Debt Ceiling Now -- AAFP News

Oct 14, 2013 - Time is running out. After weeks of disagreement, Congress and the White House have not reached common ground on the federal debt-ceiling limit. The United States reached its borrowing limit in May. Since then, the U.S Treasury has taken measures to ensure that the federal government ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20131014debtceilingoutreach.html

Family Physicians Are in Perfect Position to Address Oral Health -- AAFP News

Sep 18, 2013 - Oral health has a major impact on an individual patient's overall health and wellness. As family physician and former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., once said, You are not healthy without good oral health.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130918oralhealthedl.html

Family Physicians Are on Frontline of Protecting Kids as School Starts -- AAFP News

Aug 15, 2013 - Did you think that vaccine-preventable diseases had disappeared? Think again. Outbreaks continue to happen. In 2006, for example, more than 6,000 cases of mumps occurred in the Midwest. In 2010, California saw more than 9,000 cases of pertussis, and 10 infants died of the disease. And ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130815vaccineedl.html

RUC Process Comes Under Increasing Public Scrutiny -- AAFP News

Aug 12, 2013 - Conversations about health care in our country today frequently focus on costs. And, perhaps for the first time, the public conversation now includes how payment for medical services affects the overall costs of services, as well as services provided. Closer scrutiny of the Medicare ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130812rucprocessedl.html

Higher Medicaid Payments Take Effect as AAFP Efforts Pay Off -- AAFP News

Jul 31, 2013 - Family physicians had more to celebrate in July this year than just Independence Day. As of July 19, Medicaid programs in 26 states had implemented a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that raises Medicaid payment rates for certain primary care services to at ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130731parityedl.html

Lowering U.S. Infant Mortality Rate: FPs May Be the Key -- AAFP News

Mar 27, 2013 - Infant mortality rates (IMRs) can be seen as reflections of a given society's commitment to ensuring access to health care, adequate nutrition, a healthy psychosocial and physical environment, and sufficient income to prevent the adverse consequences of poverty. Sadly, our nation has a ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130327infantmortalityedl.html

Donation to Center for History of Family Medicine Reminds Us of Our Roots -- AAFP News

Jun 27, 2013 - After four years of medical school, three years of residency and years of medical practice, we family physicians oftentimes think we are practicing up-to-date, evidence-based and scientifically valid medicine. But medicine is constantly changing. New research brings new scientific ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130627chfm-donation.html

New AAFP Website Brings Mobile Optimization With It -- AAFP News

Jun 12, 2013 - Notice anything different? If you are reading this on your computer, and especially if you are reading from your phone or tablet, you will. Today, the Academy launched a new, improved and mobile-optimized version of aafp.org. What does that mean for you as a member? It means that you ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130612newwebedl.html

Take Two Apps and Text Me in the Morning -- AAFP News

May 31, 2013 - My patient was prediabetic, and the usual steps to stop the progression toward type 2 diabetes were not working. He had tried diet programs and failed. He had tried group visits for weight loss and failed. And then, without medications, surgery or any other interventions, the pounds ...

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130531appsedl.html

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