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AAFP Chapter Spotlight

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

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Alabama FPs Help Make Patient Care Networks Function

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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

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

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., ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Arkansas FPs, Other Physicians Rally to Help Injured Colleague

Jan 31, 2011 - Family physician Trent Pierce, M.D., has worked for almost three decades in his solo practice in West Memphis, Ark. So when a bomb exploded outside his car almost two years ago and injured him critically, his physician colleagues swiftly rallied to help in any way they could. Heeding a ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110131arkansas-pierce.html

California AFP Teams Up With State's Family Medicine Residents to Spotlight Specialty

Jul 27, 2011 - It started out as a simple idea to hold a social get-together for residents at two different residency programs, but before they were done, Alisha Dyer, D.O., Charlene Hauser, M.D., M.P.H., and Randi Sokol, M.D., M.P.H., had created a bona fide workforce pipeline program operated in ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110727californiaafp.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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Community-focused Colorado Health Care System Touted as National Model

Mar 30, 2011 - During the past couple of years, a highly integrated, community-focused health care system unique to Grand Junction, Colo., has been held up as a model to the rest of the country by sources ranging from medical journals to mainstream media, and from public policy think tanks to ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110330coloradochapter.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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Family Medicine Message Resonates With Rural Oregon During Student Bike Tour

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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Family Physician Efforts Put Rhode Island on Front Line of PCMH Implementation

Apr 30, 2011 - The Rhode Island AFP has emerged as part of a growing medical home movement in Rhode Island. Family physician practices, public and private payers, and government officials have all come together in an ongoing effort to revamp the delivery and provision of health care services in the ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110430rhodeislandchapter.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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Geography Challenges Hawaii AFP's Ability to Grow Family Medicine

Feb 28, 2011 - The legendary surfer's paradise known as the Banzai Pipeline is located on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. However, a very different kind of pipeline is the topic of the day -- every day -- at the Hawaii AFP. Hawaii desperately needs to expand its primary care pipeline ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110228hawaiichapter.html

Georgia AFP Provides Funds, Support to Launch 'PCMH University'

Jun 30, 2011 - If the Georgia AFP has its way, the state soon will be known for more than its abundance of juicy peaches. By the end of 2012, chapter leaders envision Georgia as a state ripe with family physicians who can, with full confidence, call their practices bona fide patient-centered medical ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110630georgiachapter.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.

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Illinois AFP Focused on Helping Small Practices Meet Challenges of Health Care Reform

Aug 31, 2011 - As family physicians everywhere struggle to adjust to a revamped health care system, the Illinois AFP has concluded that health care reform offers an opportunity to work with its members to meet and even exceed expectations of the new system. The chapter recently rolled out a four-part ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110831illinoischapter.html

Indiana AFP Values Opportunity to Serve, Mingle With State Legislators

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...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Kansas AFP Seeks Out Resources to Help Members Transform Practices

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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Kentucky FPs Join Fight to Make Pseudoephedrine Prescription-only

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 ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

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

Louisiana AFP Members, PCMH Critical to Health Care Revitalization in New Orleans

Dec 22, 2010 - The health care system in New Orleans used to serve as a prime example of a top-heavy system that delivered low-quality care at a high price. For generations, the city's health care and safety net infrastructure relied on a highly centralized public hospital system that made access to ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20101222louisianacotm.html

Magnolia State Grows Its Own Rural Primary Care Physicians

May 25, 2011 - Patrick Brent Smith, M.D., is a third-year family medicine resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, or UMMC, in Jackson. He was also one of the first scholars in the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. As such, he'll soon return to his Mississippi Delta ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20110525mississippichapter.html

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