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A Global View: Family Physicians Make Difference on Broad Scale

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

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

AAFP Commissions Offer Opportunity to Contribute, Learn and Lead

Jul 19, 2012 - Eighteen family physicians from 18 different states -- some from academic backgrounds, others who are solo docs, large group practice physicians and everything in between. This is the variety that comprises the AAFP Board of Directors. But one thing this diverse group of FPs has in ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120719edlcommissions.html

AAFP is 'Pawn' in Health Care Reform; Academy Responds 'Not So'

Mar 16, 2010 - As someone who has been involved with advocacy for many years, I'm writing to express my brutal disappointment in the Academy's positioning and effectiveness in the recent health care debate.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100316flemingletter.html

AAFP Maintains Mandatory CME to Prescribe Opioids Is Unnecessary

Aug 24, 2011 - There is a growing health crisis in the United States that affects more than 100 million adults. In fact, according to Institute of Medicine data, chronic pain is costing our country at least $560 billion a year in direct medical costs and lost productivity. At the same time, the number...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110824opioidsvoices.html

AAFP Membership Hits All-time High

Jan 12, 2011 - I have wonderful news to share with you: AAFP membership surged to a record high in 2010, going above the 97,000-member mark for the first time ever.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110112edlmembership.html

AAFP News Now Redesign Reflects Even Greater Focus on You

Jul 13, 2011 - Notice something different about this Web page? What about the home page for AAFP News Now? The differences you likely have spotted represent the culmination of a project that has been under way for quite some time: a redesign of the ANN Web pages. Why the change in the look of AAFP ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110713redesigneditorial.html

AAFP Payment Model Shows 'Promise,' Says HHS

Jun 15, 2018 - HHS has responded to an advisory committee's recommendation regarding the AAFP's Advanced Primary Care Alternative Payment Model by praising the AAFP for its strong commitment to innovation and improving health care.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180615presmsg-hhsapcapm.html

AAFP Resources Can Help Us Help Returning Vets

Feb 29, 2012 - I don't know about you, but I've always had a lot of respect for our armed forces, and now that the war in Iraq is finally over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we as family physicians are in a unique position to help our U.S. troops when they get home.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120229pm-joiningforces.html

AAFP Takes Seat at Table During 2009 Health Care Reform Debate

Jan 7, 2010 - One of the primary roles of the AAFP is to serve as a bold champion for family physicians, and 2009 gave the Academy numerous opportunities to do so. Legislators repeatedly turned to the AAFP to provide feedback and guidance as they crafted health care reform legislation, as well as ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100107-09-review-edit.html

AAFP Volunteers, Staff Ensure CME is What You Need

Nov 8, 2012 - The AAFP Scientific Assembly has come and gone for another year. Maybe you missed it. Or maybe you joined us in Philadelphia, earned up to 41 AAFP Prescribed credits but still need more. What will you do now? Every year, the AAFP produces more than 150 CME activities, including ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20121108cmeaccreditation.html

AAFP Working to Improve Continuing Board Certification

Jan 22, 2018 - Family physicians are weary of the costs and effort involved in securing continuing board certification. Aaron Saguil, M.D., M.P.H., offers an update on how the AAFP is addressing the issue.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180122guested-cocpd.html

AAFP, TransforMED Combine Knowledge to Better Serve Members

Nov 30, 2011 - It was only seven years ago that the Future of Family Medicine report recommended that primary care in the United States adopt a new model of health care focused on creating a medical home for patients. The report also called for creation of a financially self-sustaining national ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20111130practadvanresources.html

AAFP's Health Care Reform Coverage Statistics Are Impressive

Jun 22, 2010 - As the dust settles after the nation's protracted battle over health care reform, AAFP members should be pleased to learn just how effective the Academy was in getting its health reform messages out to stakeholders during that battle.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100622coveragestats.html

AAFP's Work With NCQA to Improve PCMH Program Seeing Results

Feb 20, 2015 - With input from the AAFP, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is planning big changes to its patient-centered medical home recognition process.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150220ncqaworkedl.html

ABFM Certification Pilot Proves Worthy Alternative

Jul 24, 2019 - The American Board of Family Medicine has announced it is extending its Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot through 2020. After six months as a participant, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., shares his take on the alternative exam.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190724gst-ed-fmcla.html

American Family Physician: Well-read and Relevant for 60 Years and Counting

Jun 15, 2010 - It's not just another stuffy research journal, and it's been that way for 60 years. It is American Family Physician, the Academy's clinical journal, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2010.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100615afpanniversary.html

Annual 'Report Card' From AAFP Members Provides Guidance for the Future

Sep 25, 2010 - We hear you. Thank you. Your voice makes a difference. This is the message I want to convey to each and every one of you who has shared an opinion with us in recent months -- and especially if you participated in the 2010 Member Satisfaction Survey, the capstone of our annual member ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100925pmmembersat.html

As AAFP Membership Continues to Grow, We Will Consolidate Our Influence

Jun 1, 2011 - If you'll recall, in January, AAFP President Roland Goertz, M.D., M.B.A., of Waco, Texas, told you that the AAFP had hit an all-time membership high of more than 97,000 members. Well, that number has just kept growing, and now membership in the AAFP is at the 100,300 mark, making the ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110601membershiped.html

Attacks on Science Call for Strong Defense by Family Physicians

Apr 17, 2017 - The administration's budget blueprint makes harmful cuts to agencies that impact health. AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., writes that family physicians must speak up.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170417presmsgscience.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

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

Bioterrorism and the Vital Role of Family Physicians

Jul 5, 2011 - It has been almost a decade since the anthrax attacks of 2001. In response to that crisis, which began only one week after the 9/11 attacks, America has made major strides in protecting itself from a similar calamity in the future. The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110705bioterrorismed.html

Building Relationships With Parents Can Make a Difference in Vaccine Acceptance

Jun 6, 2012 - Pertussis was big news two years ago, when more than 9,000 cases -- a 60-year high -- were reported in California. Ten infants died, and whooping cough suddenly was headline news. That epidemic eventually waned, and so did the public's attention. Now, pertussis outbreaks are happening ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120606editvaccines.html

Cancer Survivors Need FPs, Subspecialists to Collaborate

Jan 4, 2017 - A disconnect between primary care physicians and oncologists can be problematic for cancer patients. Health care organizations, including the AAFP, are working on solutions.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170104cancerguested.html

Carrying the Olympic Torch to Honor You

Feb 2, 2010 - A few days ago, bundled up against the cold in a country not my own, I experienced one of the most inspiring moments of my life. On that day, I had the signal honor of carrying the Olympic flame.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100202gst-opin-alford.html

Center Preserves, Shares Family Medicine's Inspirational History

Oct 7, 2011 - What's the best-kept secret in family medicine? It might be the Center for the History of Family Medicine, or CHFM, the only repository devoted exclusively to preserving and sharing the story of our specialty in the United States. In essence, the CHFM is the collective memory of family ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20111007chfmeditorial.html

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