Sample Resolutions

Title: Alternative Sources to Title VII Funding for Medical Education

WHEREAS, Title VII funding has been in jeopardy for many years, and

WHEREAS, Title VII is an integral source of funding for multiple health care-related activities, including medical student and medical resident education, and

WHEREAS, Title VII has been useful in ensuring the supply of primary care physicians to underserved areas, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) continue its efforts to identify and advocate for alternative sources of sustainable funding for medical student and resident education and faculty development for family medicine, and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the AAFP encourage local constituent chapters to identify sources of funding for medical student and resident education and faculty development for family medicine.

Title: Crash Course on Cash, Codes and Computers

WHEREAS, There is a need among residents for focused education on the business aspects of running a practice, and

WHEREAS, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has developed a course entitled the “Crash Course on Cash, Codes and Computers” that specifically meets this need, and

WHEREAS, the National Conference is the largest annual gathering of family medicine residents, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians consider offering the “Crash Course on Cash, Codes and Computers” in conjunction with the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

Title: Adopting A Screening Guideline for Obese Children

WHEREAS, The rate of childhood obesity is steadily increasing, and

WHEREAS, no clear guidelines currently exist for screening obese children at risk for complications such as Type II Diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and heart disease, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians develop and disseminate clear and concise guidelines regarding the screening of obese children at risk for developing chronic illnesses.

Title: Alternate Sources of Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Funding

WHEREAS, Family physicians are critical for the health of their patients and the community as a whole, and

WHEREAS, today’s medical students are the family physicians of the future, and

WHEREAS, Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) play a central role in recruiting medical students to the field of family medicine and in better preparing students for a career in family medicine, and

WHEREAS, the unrestricted grants from the Aventis Pharmaceuticals that have been the major source of funding for many FMIGs in the past are very likely to be reduced or eliminated in the near future, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians work with the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network, constituent chapters and sister organizations within the family of family medicine to develop new sources of revenue for medical schools’ FMIGs.