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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIV Screening, Adolescents and Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- ...

Apr 19, 2018 - Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adolescents and adults.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

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.

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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

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

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

AAFP NRN Newsletter -- National Research Network

Feb 19, 2019 - x

Patient Care : National Research Network

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

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

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

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

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

Alcohol Misuse

Jul 11, 2017 - Access AAFP resources to reduce alcohol misuse.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

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

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

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

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

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

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