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Global Health Organizations Founded/Operated by AAFP Members

Jul 5, 2016 - Access information about global health organizations founded and/or operated by AAFP members.

Patient Care : Global Health

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

Fellowships, Courses, and Electives in Global Health

Apr 12, 2019 - Learn about family medicine-specific fellowships and other learning opportunities for training in global health.

Patient Care : Global Health

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

Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020 - What you need to know about providing telehealth services to patients during COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth.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

Family Medicine Discovers

Jun 13, 2013 - Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation (RapSDI) is a signature program funded by the AAFP Foundation in collaboration with the AAFP National Research Network (AAFP NRN). RapSDI seeks to build research capacity for family medicine scientific discovery ...

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/family_medicine_discovers.html

COPD Comprehensive: A Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Jan 28, 2013 - Written by family medicine residency directors and faculty, COPD Comprehensive is an evidence-based curriculum specifically developed for residents and practicing physicians.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/science/copd.html

Global Health Opportunities in Family Medicine

May 13, 2016 - Get involved with Global Health as a practicing physician, by providing Global Health education, or by signing up for a variety of fellowship and health service-learning programs.

Patient Care : Global Health

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

COVID 19 Testing - Guide for Physicians

May 7, 2020 - Testing is key in responding to a global pandemic like COVID-19. But information on coronavirus testing is evolving constantly. This resource offers family physicians guidance, from who should be tested and test availability, to specimen collection and coding and billing.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources/covid-19--testing.html

Pain Management and Opioid Misuse

May 14, 2016 - Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief. There is a corresponding growth in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. and overdose from those drugs.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids.html

Zika Virus Outbreak

Feb 1, 2016 - The Zika virus was reported in May 2015 in South America and has continued to spread. Access CDC updates on symptoms and diagnosis, as well as concerns for pregnant women.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/zika-virus.html

Prostate Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical Recommendation

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

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

Behavioral Health and Tobacco Cessation -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Jun 9, 2015 - Participate in the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Behavioral Health project.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health.html

The Testing Process in Family Medicine: Problems, Solutions and Barriers as Seen by ...

Family physicians and their staff easily identified errors and their contributing factors in their testing processes. Desired improvements tended to be quick fixes that may not adequately address the identified errors and barriers to improved safety in the testing process.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/eldertestprocesserrors06.pdf

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities in Global Health

Jan 21, 2016 - Review a list of global health scholarship opportunities for family medicine students and residents, as well as funding options for family medicine programs interested in integrating global health.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/education/scholarships-funding.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

Sports Safety

Jun 2, 2014 - Whether you’re a team physician, evaluate student athletes for team sports, or simply have young patients presenting with sports-related injuries, the AAFP offers several different tools to aid you in serving these athletes.

Patient Care : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/inform/sports-safety.html

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Jun 16, 2017 - Access resources to help your adolescent and young adult patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/adolescent-young-adult.html

AAFP NRN Newsletter -- National Research Network

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Patient Care : National Research Network

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

Physicians' and Patients' Views of Cancer Care by Family Physicians: A Report from the ...

Family physicians fulfill a number of important roles in caring for their patients with an active diagnosis of cancer. More research using representative samples is needed to determine the generalizability of these findings, but this study gives us some preliminary insight into the role...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/CancerCareManuscript.pdf

Strategies for Planning and Launching PBRN Research Studies: A Project of the Academy ...

Research conducted in a practice-based research network (PBRN) differs from other multisite research and presents particular planning challenges. The American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN) has developed a number of procedures used for planning and ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/pbrnplanningstrategiesinjabfm2007.pdf

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.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

Ebola Virus: Detect, Protect and Respond

May 5, 2016 - Access the latest information on Ebola virus, including clinical recommendations and patient information.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

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

Mitigation of patient harm from testing errors in family medicine offices: a report ...

Little research has focused on preventing harm from errors that occur in primary care. We studied mitigation of patient harm by analysing error reports from family physicians’ offices.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/grahammitigationptharm.pdf

Tar Wars Program Success Measurements -- Tar Wars

Jun 13, 2013 - Read about the research-based evaluation of the Tar Wars program using qualitative and quantitative measures.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/tar-wars/measurements.html

Testing Process Errors and Their Harms and Consequences Reported from Family Medicine ...

Errors occur throughout the testing process, most commonly involving test implementation and reporting results to clinicians. While significant physical harm was rare, adverse consequences for patients were common. The higher prevalence of harm and adverse consequences for minority ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/hicknertestingprocesserrors.pdf

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse Resources

May 18, 2016 - A variety of tools and resources to care for patients who suffer from chronic pain and those at-risk for opioid / prescription drug abuse.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids/resources.html

Application

May 18, 2018 - Application for AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids/states-consortium/application-test.html

Application

May 18, 2018 - Application for AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids/states-consortium/application.html

Seasonal Influenza in Adults and Children - Diagnosis, Treatment, Chemoprophylaxis and ...

Guidelines for the treatment of persons with influenza virus infection were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The evidence-based guidelines encompass diagnostic issues, treatment and chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications, and issues related...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/influenza/idsainfluenza2009.pdf

Improving the Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Primary Care: A Report ...

Purulent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) requiring medical attention are often managed in primary care. The prevalence of SSTIs caused by community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has been increasing rapidly, including in otherwise healthy ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/parnescamrsa11.pdf

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.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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...

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

Establishing the Collaborative Care Research Network: A Description of Initial ...

Collaborative care has increased dramatically in the past decade, yet the variability in collaborative strategies and the diversity of settings in which collaboration is being implemented make it difficult to assess quality and outcomes. Therefore, three aims were addressed in the ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/SieberCCRNDemographics2012.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

The primary purposes of this guideline are to improve quality of care and outcomes for BPPV by improving the accurate and efficient diagnosis of BPPV, reducing the inappropriate use of vestibular suppressant medications, decreasing the inappropriate use of ancillary tests such as ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment1BPPV-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic ...

Research indicates group visits can also provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. They empower patients and also the physician and staff. Group visits allow for more time for education and relationship building. Group visits have ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/GroupVisitAIM.pdf

Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage

Common quality metrics may represent the quality of care for large populations; however, they do not adequately represent quality in individual primary care settings, especially as stand-alone indices. Using discreet threshold values to measure quality in primary care may result in ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/EidusMgnPtPopulations2012.pdf

Collaborative National Network Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials (CoNNECT) -- ...

Feb 13, 2015 - Read a description of the CoNNECT study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/connect.html

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP

Oct 6, 2017 - Read about AAFP Member Scott Nass and his work on fighting for LGBT health equity.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

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

Psychological Issues Related to Injury in Athletes and the Team Physician: A Consensus ...

Team physicians must address the physical and psychological issues related to athletic activity. This athletic activity may result in physical injuries, and these injuries produce a variety of psychological reactions. Additionally, psychological factors, especially stress, are an ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMissuesrelatedtoinjury.pdf

Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMadolescentathlete.pdf

Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus ...

This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such.

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMinjuryandillness.pdf

Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) adn the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a guide, and as such, is of a ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMconcussion.pdf

Representativeness of PBRN Physician Practice and Related Beliefs: The Case of the AAFP...

We wanted to compare survey responses from members of a national practice-based research network (PBRN) with those of a larger sample of family physicians to assess the generalizability of fi ndings from the PBRN to the larger physician population. The AAFP NRN and AAFP membership ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/representativenesspub.pdf

Advances in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

For over a decade, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has invested in research and implementation projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in diverse health care settings. AHRQ’s commitment to HAI prevention has been expressed in activities within ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/brandt-advances-prevention-control-hais.pdf

Involving both a physician and a non-physician as coleaders enables improvement teams ...

Making the kind of improvement changes necessary to move toward a patient-centered medical home will continue to challenge small, independent primary care practices. Here we describe further analysis of a successful program to understand the roles of coleaders of a change management ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/6ittakestwojabfm2010.pdf

Annals of Internal Medicine: An Electronic Practice-Based Network for Observational ...

The Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet) is a federated network of electronic health data from 8 organizations representing more than 500 clinicians and more than 400,000 patients. DARTNet was designed to increase knowledge of the comparative effectiveness ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/pacedartnetcompareffect09.pdf

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and can profoundly affect the academic achievement, well-being, and social interactions of children; the American Academy of Pediatrics first published clinical recommendations for ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aap-adhd.pdf

Off the Hamster Wheel? Qualitative Evaluation of a Payment-Linked Patient-Centered ...

Many primary care practices are moving toward the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model and increasingly are offering payment incentives linked to PCMH changes. Despite widespread acceptance of general PCMH concepts, there is still a pressing need to examine carefully and ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/BittonHamsterWheelPCMH2012.pdf

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