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It’s a Match: Family Medicine Celebrates a Decade of Growth in the Specialty

Mar 15, 2019 - It’s a Match: Family Medicine Celebrates a Decade of Growth in the Specialty

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The Ohio State University College of Medicine Student Named National Coordinator for ...

Mar 6, 2017 - The Ohio State University College of Medicine Student Named National Coordinator for Medical Student Network

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Number of Students Choosing Family Medicine Dips, Despite Skyrocketing Demand -- -- 2009

Mar 19, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Demand for family physicians is up and growing. Proposals for health system reform focus on increasing the number of primary care physicians in America. Despite those trends, the number of future physicians who chose family medicine dipped this year, according to the ...

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Continued Uptick in Students Choosing Family Medicine Welcome, But More Growth Needed ...

Mar 17, 2017 - Continued Uptick in Students Choosing Family Medicine Welcome, But More Growth Needed to Fill the Primary Care Physician Pipeline

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AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

Aug 15, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

AAFP Honors Medical Schools for Their Outstanding Contributions to Building the Family ...

May 3, 2013 - BALTIMORE - Twelve of the nation’s 126 allopathic medical schools were honored today by the American Academy of Family Physicians for contributing the most to the pipeline of family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/medical-schools-top-ten-awards1.html

Turning the ship on the shortage of family physicians: Changing graduate medical ...

Apr 8, 2019 - Turning the ship on shortage of family physicians: Changing graduate medical education, filling the family physician pipeline

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Family Medicine Welcomes Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act

Dec 15, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Family medicine educators and family physicians today hailed the introduction of the Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act of 2011 as an important step toward ensuring that Americans have access to needed health care in the future. The bipartisan legislation, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/primary-care-workforce-access-improvement-act.html

Match Day 2018: More Students Match Into Family Medicine While Specialty Eyes New ...

Mar 16, 2018 - Match 2018 - More students choosing family medicine

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More Students Match Into Family Medicine While Specialty Eyes New Workforce Goals

Mar 16, 2018 - More Students Match Into Family Medicine While Specialty Eyes New Workforce Goals

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2015 Match Results — Continued Interest in Family Medicine Necessary, Needs to ...

Mar 20, 2015 - Interest in family medicine continued its upward trend for the sixth consecutive year, according to the 2015 National Residency Matching Program results released today. However, both the overall growth and the rise in U.S. medical school graduates choosing family medicine have slowed ...

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Student Interest in Family Medicine Improves But Slows After Two Years of Increases

Mar 16, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Interest in family medicine held steady among graduating medical students this year, according to the 2012 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 1,335 U.S. medical school ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/student-interest-in-family-medicine-improves.html

UCF College of Medicine Student Named to Key Liaison Position For American Academy of ...

Mar 6, 2017 - UCF College of Medicine Student Named to Key Liaison Position For American Academy of Family Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/university-of-central-florida-college-of-medicine-student-named-key-liaison-position-for-american-academy-of-family-physicians.html

Ranks of Family Medicine Residents Grow for Fourth Consecutive Year

Mar 15, 2013 - Medical student interest in family medicine continued its growth this year, according to the 2013 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, family medicine training programs attracted 2,938 students compared to 2,611 in 2012. (LINK to US MED STUDENTS MATCH ...

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University of Missouri School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP ...

Feb 3, 2014 - Andrea Schuster, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Schuster will serve as a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/andrea-schuster-missouri-family-medicine-interest-group-coordinator.html

Grants Fund Childhood Obesity Projects in Family Medicine Residencies

Dec 16, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians, the AAFP Foundation and MetLife Foundation are pleased to announce a series of grants to nine family medicine residency programs across the nation to help reduce childhood obesity in their communities. The grants will support ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/family-medicine-residency-childhood-obesity-projects.html

Family Medicine Charts and Graphs

Jun 11, 2013 - AAFP has made these charts and graphs available for use by journalists to help illustrate the care delivered by family physicians.

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Match Day 2015

Mar 20, 2015 - Medical student interest in family medicine continued its growth this year, according to the 2013 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, family medicine training programs attracted 2,938 students compared to 2,611 in 2012. This year’s Match numbers(1 page...

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Space Coast Volunteers In Medicine Clinic to Open April 25, 2011

Apr 20, 2011 - A new free clinic, dedicated to providing free medical and dental care to uninsured residents of Brevard County, is scheduled to open April 25, 2011 in Palm Bay. Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine clinic will accept patients who earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level ...

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University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Medicine Student Named Regional ...

Mar 6, 2017 - University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/university-of-alabama-birmingham-school-of-medicine-student-named-regional-coordinator-of-aafp-family-medicine-interest-group.html

Stanford School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine ...

Mar 6, 2017 - Stanford School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group

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AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 19 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jun 30, 2015 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 19 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as the 2015 Program of Excellence Award winners for their outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/release-program-of-excellence-awards.html

Georgetown University School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP ...

Mar 6, 2017 - Georgetown University School of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group

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East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Student Named Regional ...

Mar 6, 2017 - East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/east-tennessee-state-university-quillen-college-of-medicine-student-named-regional-coordinator-of-aafp-family-medicine-interest-group.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Joins Cover the Uninsured Week Partners to Urge Policy-Makers to ...

Mar 13, 2009 - One of the least visible but most concerning effects of an economic downturn is the loss of access to health care. With a record number of unemployed Americans, we can expect to see the number of uninsured Americans increase dramatically. In January, the Kaiser Family Foundation report,...

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Medical Student Interest in Family Medicine Continues to Grow

Mar 21, 2014 - Interest in family medicine continued its upward trend for the fifth consecutive year, according to the 2014 National Residency Matching Program results released today. This year, 1,416 U.S. medical school graduates matched to family medicine residency training, up 333 since 2009 and an...

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Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship

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Physicians, Medical Educators, Community Health Centers Strongly Support Training the ...

Feb 1, 2019 - Physicians, Medical Educators, Community Health Centers Strongly Support Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019

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Family Physician Shortage Could End With Targeted Policies that Value Primary Care

Mar 13, 2014 - The United States could end the shortage of family physicians by increasing family medicine residency training positions to 4,475 by 2025, according to the recently issued Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In order to reach ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/familiy-physician-shortage-end-value-primary-care.html

AAFP Welcomes Support for Primary Care

Feb 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the proposal, reportedly included in the President’s 2015 budget, which would invest significantly in the primary care workforce. The policies proposed by the President are consistent with recommendations the AAFP has long advanced as ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-welcome-support-for-primary-care.html

Turning the ship on shortage of family physicians — improving medical education, ...

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the AAFP's efforts to increase the number of family physicians in the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/2012-match.html

Albany Medical College Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine ...

Mar 6, 2017 - Albany Medical College Student Named Regional Coordinator of AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group

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AAFP: Discrimination Based on Religion Not the Answer to U.S. Security Woes

Jan 31, 2017 - AAFP: Discrimination Based on Religion Not the Answer to U.S. Security Woes

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AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 16 Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jul 6, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine is one of 16 winners of the American Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Program of Excellence Awards for its outstanding activities in generating interest in family ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/aafp-fmig-program-of-excellence-awards-2012.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

Apr 27, 2012 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored today when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. The awards ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/top-ten-medical-schools-family-medicine.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends CMS for Improving Medicare ACO Final Rule, Announcing the...

Oct 21, 2011 - The Medicare Accountable Care Organization final rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services represents a substantial step toward mending America’s broken health care system. The final rule sets the stage for transforming the way patients receive care and ...

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AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

Mar 20, 2018 - AAFP Welcomes First Move by FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/aafp-welcomes-first-move-by-fda-to-reduce-nicotine-in-cigarettes.html

Medicare Physician Pay Cuts Could Stymie Elderly, Disabled Patients’ Access to Needed Care

Nov 15, 2012 - Pending Medicare physician pay cuts and sequestration budget reductions threaten elderly and disabled patients’ access to health care as family physicians struggle to make up for financial losses wrought by the reductions. That’s the conclusion that can be drawn from an analysis of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medicare-physician-payment.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

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

Growth in 2016 Match Results Will Fail to Fill the Primary Care Physician Pipeline

Mar 18, 2016 - Growth in 2016 Match Results Fails to Fill Primary Care Pipeline

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Texas Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family ...

Oct 17, 2012 - Phillip Huang, MD, MPH, a family physician from Austin, Texas, was awarded the 2012 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Philadelphia. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/philip-huang-public-health-award.html

Robert Graham, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 14, 2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. - Robert Graham, MD, director of the Aligning Forces for Quality Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and professor of family medicine at the University of Cincinnati, today was awarded the 2011 John G. Walsh Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/robertgraham-johngwalshaward.html

Ohio Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family ...

Sep 14, 2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. - Rob Crane, MD, a family physician from Dublin, Ohio, was awarded the 2011 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/publichealthaward-crane.html

Memorial Hermann Teams With TransforMED to Expand Patient-Centered Primary Care to ...

May 8, 2012 - Leawood, Kan. - MHMD, the physician network of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, has begun work with TransforMED to transform six of its Houston-area medical practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). TransforMED is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/transformed-memorial-hermann.html

Match Day 2019: Decade of Growth Fuels Future of Primary Care

Mar 15, 2019 - Match 2019: Decade of Growth Fuels Future of Primary Care

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/match-day-2019.html

AAFP Praises Bill that Prevents Medicaid Payment Cuts, Calls for Action on Ensuring ...

Nov 24, 2014 - More than 62 million Americans, particularly women and children, rely on the U.S. House and Senate passing the ‘Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act,’ recently introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and now introduced by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/medicaid-ensuring-access-to-primary-care-for-women-children-act.html

Leading Health Care Groups Urge Providers To Talk to Pregnant Women About Influenza ...

Dec 9, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The nation’s leading health care organizations joined forces today in a common message stressing the importance of pregnant women being vaccinated against seasonal influenza to protect themselves and their unborn babies. In a group letter sent to health care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pregnancy-influenza-vaccine.html

Rebuild Primary Care-Based System with Health Professions Grants, Family Medicine ...

Feb 19, 2009 - WASHINGTON - The Obama administration can begin to address the primary care physician shortage and improve the efficiency of the U.S. health care system with a single action: allocate $215 million to support primary care medical education through Section 747 of Title VII in the Public ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/rebuild-primary-care-based-system-with-health-professions-grants.html

Lauren Segelhorst Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Lauren Segelhorst, a second-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Segelhorst will serve as a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/lauren-segelhorst-named-regional-coordinator-national-medical-student-network.html

Carina Brown Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Carina Brown, a third-year student at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Brown will serve as a consultant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/carina-brown-national-medical-student-network-aafp.html

Aurora Native Syed Mustafa Alavi Named National Coordinator For Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Syed Mustafa Alavi, an Aurora, Ill., native and third-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has been named national coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/syed-mustafa-alavi-nationa-coodinator-medical-student-network.html

TransforMED Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Continues to Evolve in Part Based on ...

Jun 7, 2010 - - Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians and its subsidiary, TransforMED, announced the release of a report by the independent evaluation team of TransforMED’s two-year, physician practice redesign initiative titled the National Demonstration Project. The report is published ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-nationaldemonstrationproject.html

Family Medicine Gains 133 U.S. Medical School Graduates in 2011 Residency Match

Mar 17, 2011 - Family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 1,317 U.S. medical school graduates to the specialty - an increase of 133 over 2010 - according to the National Residency Matching Program results announced today.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/2011-residency-match.html

Family Medicine Gains 101 U.S. Medical School Graduates in 2010 Residency Match

Mar 18, 2010 - Family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 101 more U.S. medical school graduates to the specialty than in 2009, according to the National Residency Match Program results announced today. Known as the Match, the results show family medicine drew 1,184 U.S. graduates.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/match-2010.html

Dallas/Fort Worth-area Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American ...

Sep 29, 2010 - Tamra K. Deuser, M.D., a family physician from Flower Mound, Texas, was awarded the 2010 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Denver. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/award-publichealth-deuser.html

Match Day 2017

Mar 17, 2017 - Match 2017 - Uptick in students choosing family medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/match-day-2017.html

AAFP Statement: Health Care Must Remain a Top Priority for Presidential Candidates

Oct 3, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that both presidential candidates point to health care as a major issue for the American people. Tonight’s debate focused attention on a health care system that - without reform - continues to be bogged down in fragmented, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/statement-2012-presidential-debate.html

AAFP Statement: Budget Preserves Health System, Medicare Payment Reforms but Threatens ...

Apr 10, 2013 - President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget sustains health system reforms that promise to improve Americans’ health, the quality of care and address the cost of health services, but it does so by risking the future health care workforce.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/budget-preserves-health-system.html

Seth Rosenblatt Named Regional Coordinator For National Medical Student Network

Feb 3, 2014 - Seth Rosenblatt, a fourth-year medical student George Washington University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator, Rosenblatt will serve as a consultant and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/seth-resenblatt-national-medical-student-network.html

AAFP Names Medical Students To National Leadership Positions

Feb 3, 2014 - Six of the nation’s top medical students have been named national and regional coordinators of the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Interest Group network. The six will serve as consultants for the FMIGs on medical school campuses throughout the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/aafp-names-medical-students-to-national-leadership-positions.html

Invest in the Future of High Quality Primary Care, AAFP Tells Congressional Appropriators

Apr 15, 2016 - AAFP Tells Congressional Appropriators:Invest in Future of High Quality Primary Care

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AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To ...

Aug 7, 2019 - AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To Prevent Firearm-related Injury and Death

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Residency Census Report: Family Medicine Attracts More US Medical School Graduates

Aug 21, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Description of release/statement in one or two sentences

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AAFP Joins National Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Oct 21, 2015 - The AAFP announced new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/HHS-Drug-Abuse.html

Family Physicians: Who We Are and What We Do

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the specialty of family medicine and what we do.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/recession/fp-who-what.html

Baton Rouge Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family...

Oct 14, 2009 - Rani G. Whitfield, M.D., a family physician from Baton Rouge, LA., was awarded the 2009 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Boston, MA. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/2009publichealthaward-whitfield.html

AAFP Commits to Addressing Opioid Crisis

May 11, 2016 - Opioid abuse is wreaking havoc in families and communities across the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/opioids-05112016.html

AAFP to House Small Business Committee: Mandatory Prior Authorizations For Needed ...

Sep 11, 2019 - AAFP to House Small Business Committee: Mandatory Prior Authorizations For Needed Medical Services Delays Care, Increases Costs

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-to-house-small-business-committee-mandatory-prior-authorizations-for-needed-medical-services-delays-care-increases-costs.html

11 Years, 16 Patches, $154 Billion: Congress Must Act Now to Repeal the SGR

Feb 20, 2014 - Today marks the 11th anniversary of Congress’s first attempt to ‘fix’ the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. During the past 11 (yes, 11!) years, we have witnessed 16 short-term ‘patches’ that have cost tax payers $154 billion (and yes, that’s billion). These so called ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/AAFP-Congress-Must-Act-Repeal-SGR.html

Family Medicine Surges in 2008 Match Results

Mar 20, 2008 - Medical students’ interest in family medicine surged in 2008, and evidence of that growth came Thursday when the National Resident Matching Program, or NRMP, announced the 2008 Match results.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/match2008.html

Adults Need Whooping Cough Booster Shot, Too

Sep 25, 2009 - Many people may think of whooping cough as a disease of the past - something eradicated generations ago. However, the number of cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that whooping cough is still very much a public health concern; health experts ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/whoopingcoug-adults.html

Leading Medical Groups Urge Congress to Stop Steep Medicaid Cuts

Oct 27, 2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) convene today in Washington, DC to urge Congress to extend current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/medicaid-cuts.html

Family Physicians Remind Patients to Guard Children from Accidental Overdose

Nov 1, 2018 - Family Physicians Remind Consumers to Guard Children from Accidental Overdose

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/opioids.html

AAFP Launches Grass-Roots Outreach to Urge Repeal of Medicare’s Flawed Payment Formula

Sep 29, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has launched a national grass-roots campaign urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula that determines Medicare physician payment. The campaign is part of the AAFP’s ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/grass-roots-outreach-repeal-medicare-payment.html

Family Medicine Residency Match Numbers Show Slight Increase

Mar 16, 2006 - March 16, 2006 news release, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/06match.html

AFP Podcast Wins Innovative Program Award

May 9, 2018 - description

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/afp-podcast-wins-innovative-program-award.html

Family Medicine Residency Match Shows Slight Increase

Mar 18, 2004 - In a change from previous years, the number of medical students matching into family medicine residency positions has increased. Preliminary information from the annual National Resident Matching Program shows that 17 more family medicine residency positions were filled this year - ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/familymedicineresidencymatch.html

Comprehensive Blueprint for Primary Care Workforce Would Establish Patient-Centered, ...

Jan 22, 2014 - All U.S. family medicine organizations have unanimously released a comprehensive plan which, fully implemented, would build and continue to reinforce a primary care physician workforce that focuses on patients’ needs, provide coordinated and cost-efficient health care, and improve ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/four-pillars-of-primary-care.html

AAFP Statement: 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Reflects Flawed SGR Formula

Nov 2, 2011 - Medicare beneficiaries and the physicians who treat them will feel the brunt of the final 2012 Medicare physician fee schedule released yesterday. Since Congress has not yet addressed the physician payment cuts that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/2012-medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Mark Prats Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Feb 7, 2013 - Mark Prats, a second year medical student the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md., has been has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As coordinator,...

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

Nation’s Top Primary Care Physician Organizations Release Guidelines for ...

Mar 8, 2011 - Four organizations representing more than 350,000 primary care physicians today released joint Guidelines for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition and Accreditation Programs. The new guidelines - created by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/pcmh-elements.html

Nailah Adams Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Nailah Adams, a third-year student at Duke University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Adams will serve as a consultant and resource for the FMIGs on...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/nailah-adams.html

Undervalued Primary Care Threatens Access To Health Care in the United States

Aug 14, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Access to high quality, coordinated health care requires an adequate primary care workforce - something the United States doesn’t have as a result of the payment system for primary care services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement3.html

Study Details Growing Acceptance of Value-based Payments Among Family Physicians, but ...

Nov 29, 2017 - Study Details Growing Acceptance of Value-based Payments Among Family Physicians, but Barriers Still Exist

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/study-details-growing-acceptance-of-value-based-payments-among-family-physicians-but-barriers-still-exist.html

Theo Hensley Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Robie Theo Hensley, III, of Johnson City, Tenn., a second-year student at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/theo-hensley.html

Match Day 2016

Mar 18, 2016 - 2016 Match Results Fail to Fill Primary Care Physician Pipeline

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/match-day-2016.html

Jeremy Thompson Named Regional Coordinator

Mar 1, 2011 - Jeremy Thompson, a third-year student at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Hunstville, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Thompson will serve as a consultant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/jeremy-hompson.html

AAFP: Executive Order Sets Path for Opioid Crisis Response

Oct 26, 2017 - AAFP: Executive Order Sets Path for Opioid Crisis Response

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/executive-order-declaring-opioid-crisis-a-public-health-emergency-sets-the-path-for-robust-response.html

Letter to Congress: Preserve Mandatory Funding for Teaching Health Centers

May 25, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and four other family medicine education and research organizations have called on Congress to oppose H.R. 1216, a bill that would convert mandatory appropriations for teaching health centers into annual appropriations

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/mandatoryfunding-teachinghospitals.html

Aaron Meyer Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Aaron Meyer, a first-year student at St. Louis University School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Meyer will serve as a consultant and resource for the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/aaron-meyer.html

Diana Tucci Named Regional Coordinator for National Medical Student Network

Mar 17, 2011 - Diana Tucci of Pittsburgh., a second-year student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been named a regional coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network. As a coordinator, Tucci will serve as a consultant ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/diana-tucci.html

Four Leading Medical Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Patients’ Access to Health ...

Jan 2, 2017 - Four Leading Medical Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Patients’ Access to Health Care

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/four-leading-medical-organizations-urge-congress-to-protect-patients-acess-to-health-care.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends Congress for Continued Support of Health Professions Grants

Dec 19, 2011 - At a time of federal budgetary restraint, the American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates Congress’ vote to continue support for the health professions grants that are vital to building the nation’s primary care physician workforce. By maintaining funding for Section 747 of Title ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/title-vii.html

AAFP Praises Call for Much-Needed GAO Report on Graduate Medical Education

Aug 10, 2015 - Reps. Kevin Brady’s and Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ request that the Government Accountability Office study and report on graduate medical education financing is a vital first step towards ensuring that federal tax dollars are invested in producing a physician workforce that meets the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2015/statement-gao-report-medical-education.html

AAFP Statement: Bringing Medicaid Payments to Medicare Levels For Primary Care ...

May 9, 2012 - Access to primary medical care services could become easier for Medicaid beneficiaries, thanks to a new proposed regulation that equalizes Medicaid and Medicare payments for primary care physicians for 2013 and 2014. The regulation released today implements Sec. 1202 of the Affordable ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/bringing-medicaid-payments-to-medicare-levels.html

Frontline Physicians Oppose Elimination of Individual Mandate

Nov 16, 2017 - Physicians Oppose Elimination of Individual Mandate

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/frontline-physicians-oppose-elimination-of-individual-mandate.html

AAFP Statement: Debt Ceiling Proposal Contains Pitfalls to Patients’ Access to Care

Aug 1, 2011 - The debt ceiling/deficit reduction plan being considered by Congress offers a potentially false promise to patients. It guarantees benefits but, by ignoring Medicare physician payment issues, it potentially denies the actual medical care those benefits cover. The legislation calls for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/debt-ceiling-proposal.html

AAFP Applauds CVS’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco

Feb 5, 2014 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to halt tobacco sales. Tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable death and disease in our country. Selling tobacco does not align with the values of companies that want to promote better ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/cvs-caremark-tobacco-sales-response.html

Medicare Physician Payment

Jun 11, 2013 - Learn about the AAFP's efforts to ensure fair Medicare physician payment for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/medicare-payment.html

Americans at Risk for Heart Disease Due to High Blood Pressure

Feb 1, 2017 - Americans at Risk for Heart Disease Due to High Blood Pressure

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/americans-at-risk-for-heart-disease-due-to-high-blood-pressure.html

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