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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)

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

Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Mar 18, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position paper on Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective

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

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

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

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

Cesarean Delivery in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

Jan 4, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position on the role of family physicians in delivering maternity care including cesarean delivery.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cesarean-delivery.html

Research - Ethical Participation by Family Physicians

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the ethical considerations for physicians to follow when conducting medical research.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-ethical.html

Workforce Reform

May 8, 2019 - Read AAFP's recommendations of the reforms needed to address the family physician workforce.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/workforce-reform.html

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Health, Research and Regulatory Considerations (Position ...

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on marijuana and cannobinoids.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/marijuana-cannabinoids.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

May 9, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nicotine-tobacco-prevention.html

Residency Training Leading to Dual Board Certification

May 8, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on preferred three-year residency programs leading to board certification.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residency-training.html

Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Mar 19, 2019 - Read AAFP's position on the prevention of gun violence.

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

Colonoscopy (Position Paper)

Sep 6, 2018 - Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colonoscopy test.

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

Performance Measures Criteria

Dec 20, 2018 - Learn about the AAFP's position on performance measure criteria including its measurability and achievability.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/performance-measures.html

Colposcopy (Position Paper)

Sep 10, 2018 - Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colposcopy test to detect cervical cancer.

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

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Mar 14, 2019 - Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visionprinciples-qualitymeasurement.html

Radiology (Position Paper)

Nov 1, 2017 - Read the AAFP's position paper on radiology practice in reference to family physicians.

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

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

May 4, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

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

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

Research, Family Medicine Journals

Jul 25, 2016 - Read AAFP's position on the availability of publications for original family medicine research.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-family.html

Political Action

Aug 22, 2018 - Read the AAFP's recommendations on effective communication with legislators at all levels of government to support the family medicine specialty.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/political-action.html

Tiered and Narrowed Physician Networks

Jan 3, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the use of tiered and narrowed primary care physician networks and its effect on family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-networks.html

Graduate Medical Education Financing Policy

Sep 27, 2018 - Read AAFP's six principles for GME financing reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/gme-financing.html

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Dec 13, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/critical-challenges.html

Medical Schools, Minority and Women Representation In Medicine

May 14, 2015 - Find out about the recommendations of the AAFP to work toward equitable representation of minorities and women as medical students.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/med-school-minority.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/ultrasonography-diagnostic.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 11, 2019 - Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

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

Parental Leave During Residency Training

Jul 19, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on parental leave plans during residency training.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/parental-leave.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.

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

Clinical Proctoring

Oct 20, 2015 - Read the AAFP's position on clinical proctoring as an important peer review tool.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-proctoring.html

Rural Practice, Keeping Physicians In (Position Paper)

Feb 26, 2015 - Read AAFP's position paper on the recruitment, retention and training of rural health physicians.

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

Violence (Position Paper)

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

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

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Nov 1, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

Dec 11, 2017 - Learn about AAFP's Position Paper on family physician interpretation of electrocardiography.

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

Managed Care Reform

Oct 30, 2017 - Read why the AAFP supports managed care reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/managed-care.html

Substance Use Disorders

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policies on substance use disorders and related health prevention programs.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/substance-abuse.html

Prostate Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical Recommendation

Apr 27, 2018 - Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for prostate cancer.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/prostate-cancer.html

Lung Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations -- Clinical Recommendation

Jan 28, 2016 - Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lung cancer.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/lung-cancer.html

Non-Physician Providers, Family Physician Training With

Jan 4, 2018 - Learn AAFP's support of the training of family medicine residents in collaborative teams with non-physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/non-physician.html

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern (Position Paper)

Aug 2, 2016 - Read AAFP's position on opioids and pain management.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pain-management-opioid.html

Ethics and Advance Planning for End-of-Life Care

Oct 20, 2015 - Read about AAFP's policy on ethics and advance planning for end-of-life care.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/planning-care.html

Family Physician Burnout, Well-Being, and Professional Satisfaction (Position Paper)

Jun 1, 2018 - Read AAFP's position on family physician burnout, well-being, and professional satisfaction.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-burnout.html

Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients -- Clinical Recommendation

May 12, 2014 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-ekg.html

Health Care Costs, Methods for Reducing

Jul 23, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy regarding methods to reduce health care costs.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-costs.html

Colonoscopy Privileging

Oct 4, 2017 - Read the AAFP's position on granting privileges to family physicians trained to perform colonoscopy.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colonoscopy-privileging.html

Prostate Cancer Screening -- Clinical Recommendation

Jul 10, 2018 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation against screening for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-prostate-cancer.html

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual -- Clinical Recommendation

...Institute of Medicine (IOM): Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust—Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)(www.nationalacademies.org) Council on Medical Specialty Societies: Principles for the Development of Specialty Society Clinical...

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual.html

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - AAFP Legislative Stance

Apr 28, 2015 - Read AAFP's policy on Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration numbers.

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

Privileging Policy Statements

Aug 22, 2018 - Read AAFP's position on specialty societies maintaining privileging policies.

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

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