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Minnesota Chapter, FMIGs Help Students Explore Family Medicine

Nov 30, 2014 - It's not easy to grab the attention of medical students, but a program created by the family medicine interest group (FMIG) at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. -- and supported by the Minnesota AFP -- is helping busy students connect with family physicians in a time-efficient ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20141130minnesotaafp.html

Strength of Oklahoma AFP Rooted in Student Programming

Oct 31, 2014 - Each September, first-year students at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City are invited to a welcome luncheon organized by the school's Family and Community Medicine Interest Group. The welcome lunch and subsequent monthly luncheons help dispel common myths ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20141031okla-afp.html

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

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.

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

Utah AFP Fights for Regulation of E-cigarettes

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

Guam, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Chapters Face Unique Challenges

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

Wisconsin AFP Leads Cross-disciplinary Effort to Bolster State's Primary Care Workforce

Jun 30, 2014 - Before 2012, the Wisconsin AFP had focused on helping members transform their practices into patient-centered medical homes and then on payment reform. That focus shifted in 2012, when the chapter convened a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle the state's primary care workforce ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140630wafp-chapspot.html

For Massachusetts AFP, Advocacy Takes Center Stage

May 31, 2014 - The Massachusetts AFP takes advocacy seriously, committing significant amounts of time and resources to ensuring family medicine’s voice is heard by federal and state lawmakers.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140531massafpchapspot.html

South Dakota AFP Focuses Resources on Student Pipeline Programs

Apr 30, 2014 - The South Dakota AFP works closely with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls -- the state's only medical school -- to support several programs aimed at ensuring a robust physician workforce pipeline.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140430southdakafp.html

Delaware AFP Wholeheartedly Supports State's Million Hearts Initiative

Mar 31, 2014 - Just as it is in the rest of the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Delaware, according the latest CDC mortality statistics. But in 2012, when current Delaware AFP (DAFP) President Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., was chair of the chapter's community outreach ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140331delawareafp.html

Michigan AFP Joins Grassroots Efforts to Expand Medicaid

Feb 28, 2014 - If you asked one Michigan family physician how she spent her summer vacation last year, she would tell you she worked diligently toward expanding Medicaid for state residents. Tina Tanner, M.D., president-elect of the Michigan AFP (MAFP), cut her vacation short to give testimony on the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20140228michiganchapter.html

Tennessee AFP Taps Into Student, Resident Energy; Explores Social Media

Jan 29, 2014 - Those who haven't visited the website of the Tennessee AFP recently might notice the addition of the Facebook icon now prominently displayed on the site's home page along with a request to Like us on Facebook. The focus on social media is part of the chapter's efforts to enhance ...

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West Virginia AFP's Doc for a Day Program Benefits Lawmakers, Physicians Alike

Dec 31, 2013 - The winter of 1989 was tough on West Virginia legislators who had gathered at the state capital in Charleston for their regular session. Flu, flu-like symptoms, colds and coughs permeated the capital, recalled Thomas Stevens, health consultant and government advocacy director for the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131231westva-chapter.html

Nebraska FPs Betting on Success With Their Own ACO

Nov 30, 2013 - Can a small, mostly rural, family medicine-based accountable care organization provide high-quality, coordinated care for its Medicare patients while also saving Medicare money? Nine independent family medicine practices in Nebraska are betting that the answer is yes.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131130nebchapspot.html

Montana AFP Helps Launch, Nurture New Residency to Alleviate FP Shortage

Oct 31, 2013 - What do family physicians do when the 1 million plus citizens of their state -- celebrated for its wide open spaces -- are starved for the kind of comprehensive health care that only family physicians can provide? In Montana, a group of energetic and like-minded health care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20131031montanachapter.html

Program That Puts FPs in Touch With Psychiatrists Helps Patients in Maine

Sep 25, 2013 - Many largely rural states have difficulty ensuring mental health services are available for all their citizens, leaving family physicians in these states to step in to fill the mental health care gap created by the lack of small-town mental health professionals. Maine is one of those ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130925maineafp.html

Maryland Family Physicians Lead Health Care Efforts, Innovations

Aug 30, 2013 - Family physicians in Maryland practice and work in various settings and capacities, using their skills and expertise to deliver and improve health care for thousands of patients throughout the state. This diversity is one of the Maryland AFP's (MDAFP's) greatest attributes, enabling ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130830marylandchapspot0.html

Communication Efforts Pay Off in Show-Me State

Jul 30, 2013 - When it comes to cultivating and nurturing its family physician members, the Missouri AFP holds the magic key -- communication -- a term defined by Merriam-Webster as an act of transmitting a verbal or written message. The chapter uses multiple resources and methods to keep its members ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130730missouriafp.html

Florida AFP Foundation's Diabetes Program Uses Registry, Team Approach to Enhance Care

Jun 28, 2013 - According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million people in the United States -- 8.3 percent of the population -- have diabetes, with the overall cost of diagnosed disease estimated at $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130628floridaafp.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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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130531newhampshirechapter.html

Idaho AFP Champions Rural, Underserved Opportunities Program

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

Connecticut AFP Members Focus on Humanitarian Outreach

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

Arizona AFP Turns CME on its Head to Save Annual Meeting

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

New Jersey FPs Transforming, Transcending 'Distressed Environment'

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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https://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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https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20121130virginiachapter.html

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