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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

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

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

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

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

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Oct 16, 2019 - Learn the latest on AFib, hypertension, stroke prevention, and more at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/san-diego1.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Aug 12, 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

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

Jul 25, 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

AAFP Neurology CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jun 17, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course October 16-19 in San Diego.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/san-diego1.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 3, 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

Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Mar 21, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 5, 2019 - 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

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

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

Aug 5, 2019 - 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

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

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

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

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 Care

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

Patient Care

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

2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students Suggested ...

Oct 3, 2018 - View educational programming focus areas for the 2020 National Conference, July 30 - August 1, 2020, in Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/proposals/focus-areas.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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