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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

...of the PCMH, the attributes and competencies needed to address 31 them, and the corresponding educational sub-principles to support each one. In 32 addition, each educational sub-principle was linked with the pertinent 33 ACGME/ABMS core competencies of medical education. [Appendix...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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