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Resolution No. 408 (Illinois A) - Stigma and Bias Experienced by People with Obesity --...

Feb 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) support local, state and national policies that prohibit weight discrimination, and make available to its members educational materials to reduce the experience of weight stigma and bias for patients, including...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Feb 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Cultural Sensitivity: The Importance of Cultural Sensitivity in Providing Effective ...

Jan 30, 2020 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the principles for improving care to diverse populations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cultural-diverse-populations.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Dec 3, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista), FL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/florida.html

Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Nov 15, 2019 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package -- CME

Nov 11, 2019 - Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions while also earning CME.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-behavioral-health.html

Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

Nov 6, 2019 - When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191106fp-attire.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

Dennis L. Gingrich, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Dennis L. Gingrich, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/dennis-gingrich.html

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2019 - Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

New Study, Guidance Affirm Transgender Patients' Care Needs

Jul 24, 2019 - A recent study and updated clinical guidance remind physicians that treating transgender patients starts with providing solid primary care services along with nonjudgmental communication.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190724lgbtcare.html

Study Tests Protocol to Expand Use of Medical Translators

Jul 17, 2019 - Recent research identified benefits and drawbacks to a protocol in which medical assistants arranged for language translation during the rooming process -- before the clinician ever entered the room.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190717translationstudy.html

Science and Education

Jul 1, 2019 - Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations, and physician education resources designed to help family physicians provide more relevant and effective care for their LGBT patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit/science.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

May 28, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/socialdeterminantofhealth-positionpaper.html

Cultural Humility Is Critical to Health Equity

Apr 18, 2019 - Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that cultural competence is not the endpoint that physicians should be striving for in the care of diverse populations. Cultural humility is important, too.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190418lv-humility.html

Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Adverse childhood events can have enduring effects on patients’ health, but these four steps can help promote healing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p5.html

Violence (Position Paper)

Mar 19, 2019 - Read AAFP's position paper on family violence as an important public health issue.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence.html

Patient Engagement Movement Gains Strength Nationwide

Mar 6, 2019 - Family physicians can learn about the value of patient engagement through 11 case studies, a free webinar and more delivered by a team associated with Family Medicine for America's Health.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190306engagement.html

Patient Care

Feb 8, 2019 - For patient care, the answer is AAFP. Your family medicine authority.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care.html

Enhance Racial Disparities Training, Say Primary Care Residents

Aug 24, 2018 - Researchers surveyed primary care residents to determine their awareness of racial disparities in diabetes and how prepared they feel to discuss these disparities with patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180824residentsdiabetes.html

Culturally Sensitive Interpretive Services - AAFP Legislative Stance

Aug 22, 2018 - Learn about AAFP's policy on culturally sensitive interpretive services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/interpretive-services.html

Resolution No. 401 (New York State F) - Institutional Racism in the Health Care System ...

Aug 8, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy opposing segregation of patient care within the health care system and within health care institutions by race, insurance status, or other demographics and, be it further that the American Academy of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newyork-f.mem.html

AMA House of Delegates Weighs In on Health Equity

Jul 2, 2018 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., reports from the recent annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which took several actions related to health equity.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180702amahod.html

Evaluating Medical Decision-Making Capacity in Practice - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2018 - Medical decision-making capacity is the ability of a patient to understand the benefits and risks of, and the alternatives to, a proposed treatment or intervention (including no treatment). Capacity is the basis of informed consent. Patients have medical decision-making capacity if they...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p40.html

Culturally Proficient, Health Care

May 4, 2018 - Read AAFP's policy on providing culturally proficient health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/culturally-proficient.html

Pre-conference Workshop Aims to Advance Health Equity

Apr 27, 2018 - The Family Medicine Advancing Health Equity workshop aimed to help participants become change agents who lead the way to health equity.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180427equityworkshop.html

Workforce Diversity

Mar 28, 2018 - Learn more about workforce diversity, one of the key priorities of The EveryONE Project.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/workforce.html

Caring for Underserved Where They Need It

Mar 19, 2018 - Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180319fdf-grivoisshah.html

How FMIGs Can Collaborate with Other Campus Groups -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jan 9, 2018 - Learn about how to collaborate with other student groups to promote interest in family medicine.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/collaboration.html

EveryONE Project Strategic Priorities

Sep 6, 2017 - Access information on The AAFP EveryONE Project's strategic priorities.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/priorities.html

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p21.html

Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have settled in the United States, fleeing unrest, conflict, and persecution. Refugees represent diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. Despite this heterogeneity, there are commonalities in the refugee ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p112.html

Resolution No. 413 (Delaware A) - International Decade for People of African Descent --...

May 23, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians officially recognize 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent, and be it further that the AAFP continue to seek opportunities to advocate, educate and empower its members to address the health...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/delaware-a.mem.html

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

May 17, 2017 - Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-support.html

Maryland FP Leads Efforts to Improve Minority Health

Apr 18, 2017 - April is National Minority Health Month, and one family physician's work to help her community achieve greater health equity clearly embodies that initiative.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170418patczapp.html

Resolution No. 402 (Colorado A) - Diversity Support -- 2016 Resolutions

Apr 17, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians establish an Office of Diversity that will serve as the official AAFP repository for policies and information related to discrimination, diversity, and cultural proficiency that will coordinate active promotion of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/colorado-a3.mem.html

AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

Apr 6, 2017 -

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/discrimination-policies.html

AAFP Takes Leadership Role With Launch of Center for Diversity, Health Equity

Mar 31, 2017 - The AAFP recently announced the formation of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity, which will focus on addressing the social aspects of health care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170331diversityequity.html

View Only AAFP Position Papers

Feb 16, 2017 - View AAFP position papers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/position-papers.html

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.html

Breastfeeding Support and Resources Toolkit

Nov 4, 2016 - Discover office-based tools, community engagement, advocacy and educational resources on breastfeeding to help you serve your patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/breastfeeding/toolkit.html

AAFP News - Oct 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p595.html

Delegates Address Discrimination, Diversity and Gun Violence

Sep 26, 2016 - Delegates to the 2016 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of health policy issues, including discrimination, social determinants of health and gun violence.

AAFP News : News From 2016 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2016-congress-fmx/20160926cod-hops.html

FMIG Lecture and Discussion Ideas -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Sep 15, 2016 - Find lecture and discussion ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/programming/lectures.html

Expectations of Family Medicine Residency Graduates

Jul 25, 2016 - Learn about AAFP's policy on expectations of family medicine residency graduates.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/expectations.html

Resolution No. 603 (New York State K) - Promoting Transparency in Medical Education and...

Jul 14, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians strongly encourage medical schools and graduate medical education training programs to communicate with current and prospective medical students, residents, and fellows how affiliations and mergers among health care ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions/newyork-k.mem.html

Resolution No. 209 (Mississippi C) - Hospice: An Integral Part of Family Medicine -- ...

May 24, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians assert that end of life medical care, including hospice and palliative medicine, is an integral part of the practice of family medicine, and be it further that the AAFP work against any efforts to prevent experienced ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions/mississippi-c.mem.html

Influence of Resident and Student Congresses

May 9, 2016 -

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/resolutions/influence.html

Social Determinants of Health Policy

May 2, 2016 - Read the AAFP's policy statement on the social determinants of health policy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants.html

Resolution No. 606 (Kansas C) - New Era of Maintenance of Certification: Streamline, ...

Apr 22, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to open a new dialogue with the American Board of Family Medicine and state in the strongest terms possible that changes must be made to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for Family Physicians to usher in a new era of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions/kansas-c.mem.html

April is National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2016 - As family physicians and leaders in your communities, you are uniquely positioned to engage patients and populations about the stress of being a victim of racism and discrimination.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cultural-proficiency/minority-health.html

Preparing for Global Health Work as a Family Physician

Mar 22, 2016 - Learn how family physicians are uniquely prepared to make a difference in global health, and discover how physicians can become prepared to serve.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/prepare.html

Getting Started in Global Health: Where to Begin

Mar 22, 2016 - Learn how to plug into the global health conversation and discover what questions to ask yourself as you become involved.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/interest.html

AAFP Board Chair Pushes Back on Translator Costs in Proposed Rule

Nov 13, 2015 - The AAFP told HHS in a recent letter regarding a proposed rule that the government must provide funding for interpreter services or drop the mandate.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151113interpreters.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Oct 20, 2015 - Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/policy-povertyhealth.html

Cultural Proficiency Guidelines

Oct 19, 2015 - Read about AAFP's policy on cultural proficiency.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cultural-guidelines.html

2016 FPOY Has Built Legacy of Caring for Patients, Future FPs

Oct 1, 2015 - As a student preceptor, a North Carolina AFP leader, a residency faculty member and a personal mentor, 2016 AAFP Family Physician of the Year Maureen Murphy, M.D., has encouraged and taught hundreds of soon-to-be family physicians.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx/20151001-2016fpoy.html

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2015 - Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.html

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p254.html

Pursue Leadership Opportunities to Promote Change, Find Solutions

May 5, 2015 - The 2015 National Conference of Constituency Leaders opened on April 30 in Kansas City, Mo., with a plenary featuring AAFP Past President Warren Jones, M.D.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150505nccl-jonesplenary.html

Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p523.html

2015 Minority Health Month

Apr 7, 2015 - Minority patients are disproportionately affected by a number of chronic conditions. During National Minority Health Month, the AAFP is promoting health equity by highlighting chronic disease management resources for you and your patients.

Patient Care : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/inform/minority-health-month.html

Rural Practice: Graduate Medical Education for (Position Paper)

Apr 6, 2015 - Read AAFP's position paper on the inclusion of rural health skills and necessary training standards in medical education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice.html

New Breastfeeding Toolkit Offers Comprehensive Resource

Mar 5, 2015 - The Academy has created a breastfeeding resource and toolkit for family physicians to bolster its policy on breastfeeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150305breastfeedingtoolkit.html

Polaris Programs in Global Health

Oct 20, 2014 - Learn about Polaris, a World Organization of Family Doctors' (Wonca's) movement aiming to augment medical training with fun, global health experiences.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/education/polaris.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2014 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Sep 15, 2014 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2014-winners.mem.html

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

Jun 25, 2014 - Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/follow_the_north_star_global.html

Resolution No. 605 - Streamlining CME Mandates -- Congress of Delegates

May 14, 2014 - This resolution opposes legislation or executive action that would require mandatory education of family physicians as a condition for prescribing specific drugs, diagnosing specific diseases, or treating specific patient populations, behaviors or illnesses above and beyond that ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2013/resolutions/resolution-605.mem.html

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

Physician Pipeline, Workforce Issues Dominate Medical Education Scene

Jan 2, 2014 - Growing the nation's workforce of family physicians commanded a good deal of the AAFP's attention in 2013. Throughout the year, Academy leaders, primary care advocates and others strived, in particular, to hammer home the need for graduate medical education and other reforms designed to...

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-year-in-review/20140102yireducation.html

iGeriatrics -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - The iGeriatrics app provides clinicians with mobile access to several clinical tools useful in the care of older adults.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p34.html

Cultural Proficiency

Jun 13, 2013 - Improve your cultural proficiency skills by watching brief video vignettes depicting physician-patient communication.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cultural-proficiency.html

Minority Medical Student Resources -- Medical School

Jun 11, 2013 - Access resources especially for minority medical students.

Med School and Residency : Begin Your Medical Education

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/medical-school/minority.html

Teaching Health Center GME Program Shows Promise, Says Article

Mar 7, 2013 - The work of the first 11 teaching health centers to receive graduate medical education (GME) funding through a program established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has implications for primary care training, the GME system, and future policies and legislation aimed at ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130307thcgmeprogram.html

Duke School of Medicine Student Named to Key Liaison Position For American Academy of ...

Feb 7, 2013 - Simon M. Tesfamariam, a third year student at Duke University School of Medicine, has been named the American Academy of Family Physicians student liaison to the Student National Medical Association

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/tesfamariam-fmig.html

Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Recognizing the signs of professional exhaustion is the first step to reintroducing joy and purpose to your career.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p25.html

Caring for Latino Patients - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - Latinos comprise nearly 16 percent of the U.S. population, and this proportion is anticipated to increase to 30 percent by 2050. Latinos are a diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html

Chorus of Groups Urges Adoption of Competencies for Interprofessional Health Education

Jun 1, 2011 - Two reports from six national health professional education associations and three private foundations are urging that new competencies for interprofessional health education be adopted, along with action strategies to implement them in academic institutions across the country.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110601interprofessionalcomps.html

News Briefs: Week of April 11-15

Apr 13, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Partnership for Patients Seeks to Cut Medical Errors, Hospital Readmissions; U.S. Marshals Seize $6 Million in Triad Products; ACR Updates Medical Imaging Appropriateness Criteria; AAFP Has Minority Health Month Resources; and Medical ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110413wklynewsbrfs.html

HHS Launches National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

Jul 1, 2010 - Nearly nine out of 10 English-speaking adults in the United States have limited health literacy skills, which research has shown is associated with poor health outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100701healthliteracy.html

Nursing Home Care: Part I. Principles and Pitfalls of Practice - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Approximately 1.5 million Americans reside in nursing homes. A family physician often leads the interdisciplinary team that provides for the medical, functional, emotional, nutritional, social, and environmental needs of these patients. The treatment of nursing home residents is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1219.html

Primary Care for Children with Autism - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - The earliest sign of autism in children is the delayed attainment of social skill milestones, including joint attention, social orienting, and pretend play. Language impairment is a common, but less specific, sign of autism. Repetitive behaviors and restricted interests may not be noted...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p453.html

Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Substance abuse in adolescents is undertreated in the United States. Family physicians are well positioned to recognize substance use in their patients and to take steps to address the issue before use escalates. Comorbid mental disorders among adolescents with substance abuse include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p331.html

Addressing a Patient's Refusal of Care Based on Religious Beliefs - Curbside ...

Nov 1, 2007 - This dilemma is complex. In this scenario, the patient limited the efforts to help her because of religious beliefs, and attempts at persuasion were not successful.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1393.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2007 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p927.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2007 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p179.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Recommendation Statement...

May 1, 2006 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for speech and language delay in preschool children and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1605.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1319.html

Cross-Cultural Medicine - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment. A cross-cultural interview should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2267.html

Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves - ...

Dec 1, 2005 - ...Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves ROBERT C. LIKE, M.D., M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2189-2190. Related...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2189.html

The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p57.html

The Role of Literacy in Health and Health Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - ...As described in a report by the Institute of Medicine, health literacy also may require medical knowledge, navigational skills, cultural competency, and initiative. Thus defined, inadequate health literacy can affect patients beyond those with poor reading skills. There is no proven...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p387.html

Monitor - May 2005 -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - ...Creating culturally competent docs Medicare payment cuts likely Insurers dominate many markets Controversial hospital food Doctors protest insurer's rating program The AMA, AAFP and others are speaking out against a new program from United Healthcare that seeks to identify...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p32.html

What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Medical assistants can be versatile and valuable additions to family medicine practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p51.html

Cultural Diversity at the End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians - ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Ethnic minorities currently compose approximately one third of the population of the United States. The U.S. model of health care, which values autonomy in medical decision making, is not easily applied to members of some racial or ethnic groups. Cultural factors strongly influence ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p515.html

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: What Can We Do? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...and expectations, and constructive use of time. Internal asset categories include commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. One prominent controversy in teenage pregnancy prevention is whether to include positive information on condoms and...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1457.html

Using Medical Interpreters - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - Many physicians are facing a similar dilemma because the Hispanic population is growing rapidly, and Spanish is the preferred language for many Hispanic people. The use of interpreters is a multifaceted issue.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2720.html

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p34.html

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