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

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.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Utah AFP Fights for Regulation of E-cigarettes -- AAFP News

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

Guam, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Chapters Face Unique Challenges -- AAFP News

Jul 31, 2014 - Despite facing unique challenges with often limited resources, some of the AAFP's smaller chapters find creative ways to spread family medicine's message of the importance of prevention and patient self-management.

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140731guam-pr-vichapters.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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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130531newhampshirechapter.html

Idaho AFP Champions Rural, Underserved Opportunities Program -- AAFP News

Apr 29, 2013 - A program's longevity often is an indication of its success. Such is the case with the 24-four-year run of the Idaho Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP), which represents a successful collaboration between the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130429idahochapter.html

Connecticut AFP Members Focus on Humanitarian Outreach -- AAFP News

Mar 29, 2013 - Family physician Craig Czarsty, M.D., of Oakville, Conn., embarked on his first medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2005. From then on, he was hooked. A past president of the Connecticut AFP (CAFP), Czarsty continued to go on annual mission trips until the foundation then ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130329connchapterspot.html

Iowa AFP Pushes State Into Enacting Primary Care Student Loan Repayment Program -- ...

Feb 27, 2013 - The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) has earned a reputation as a savvy political player within the halls of the Iowa legislature during the past few years. In 2011 alone, the IAFP and its legislative allies succeeded in halting a Medicare physician payment cut and stopping ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130227iowachapterspot.html

Arizona AFP Turns CME on its Head to Save Annual Meeting -- AAFP News

Jan 30, 2013 - In 2009, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AZAFP) faced a tough decision. According to (then) President-elect Jeffrey Wolfrey, M.D., of Phoenix, the chapter's annual meeting, with its focus on CME for family physicians, was in a fiscal crisis. We'd had this (member) meeting for ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130130arizonachapspot.html

New Jersey FPs Transforming, Transcending 'Distressed Environment' -- AAFP News

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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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121231newjerseyafp.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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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121130virginiachapter.html

North Carolina AFP Casts Wide Net for Medical Students -- AAFP News

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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http://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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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121001ohiochapter.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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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120831ndchapspotlight.html

Vermont AFP Tackles Big Tasks With Committed Chapter Core -- AAFP News

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

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

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

Alabama FPs Help Make Patient Care Networks Function -- AAFP News

May 30, 2012 - Family physicians often are depicted as the bedrock of the nation's health care system, the leaders of patient-centered health care teams who deliver high-quality care at a lower cost. That description readily applies to the efforts of Alabama family physicians and members of the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120530alabamachapter.html

USAFP Is Connection Point for Military FPs Worldwide -- AAFP News

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

Chapter Spotlight -- AAFP News

Feb 1, 2012 - This is the topic page for AAFP News' Chapter Spotlight series, which launched in December 2010.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month.html

Kansas AFP Seeks Out Resources to Help Members Transform Practices -- AAFP News

Mar 30, 2012 - Even as evidence mounts that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model improves delivery of care and can result in higher morale and job satisfaction rates among physicians and staff members, the prospect of actually making the PCMH transformation can be financially daunting for ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120330kansaschapter.html

Texas AFP Overcomes Attempts to Legislate Independent Practice for Nurses -- AAFP News

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

Family Medicine Message Resonates With Rural Oregon During Student Bike Tour -- AAFP...

Feb 29, 2012 - Although the Oregon AFP has always stressed the importance of supporting and strengthening the state's rural primary care workforce, that message frequently has been lost in a state that is dominated by large urban areas, such as Portland, Salem, Eugene and Medford. However, the Oregon ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120229-oregon-afp.html

Alaska AFP Provides 'Gathering Place' for Far-flung Physicians -- AAFP News

Jan 31, 2012 - It's fair to say that family physicians who practice in Alaska have a healthy respect for weather conditions that can isolate towns and even cities in the dead of winter. I'm looking out my kitchen window, and the snow comes up to the base of the window, says John Cullen, M.D., ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20120131alaskaafp.html

Kentucky FPs Join Fight to Make Pseudoephedrine Prescription-only -- AAFP News

Nov 30, 2011 - Sixteen state legislatures considered bills this year that would have made pseudoephedrine -- the key ingredient in methamphetamine -- a prescription drug. But, despite the escalating number of meth lab incidence nationwide and an estimated $23 billion a year spent on issues related to ...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20111130kentuckyafp.html

Indiana AFP Values Opportunity to Serve, Mingle With State Legislators -- AAFP News

Oct 26, 2011 - Why would a busy family physician put in a 14-hour day to serve as physician of the day for the Indiana Statehouse? Ask Indiana AFP Board Chair Jason Marker, M.D., of Wyatt, who volunteers for his chapter's Physician of the Day program several times every year. On those legislature duty...

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http://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20111026indianachapter.html

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

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

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