Media Advisory: HHS Secretary Burwell to Deliver Remarks at the American Academy of Family Physicians Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Contact:
Barbara Kowalski
Public Relations Systems Specialist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5204
bkowalsk@aafp.org

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell will deliver an address tomorrow at a gathering of the American Academy of Family Physicians about new Affordable Care Act measures that seek to improve patient care and spend our health care dollars more wisely. Members of the media must RSVP to attend in-person.

WHAT:  Special address on the Affordable Care Act

WHO:   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell

WHEN:  4:00 p.m. (ET), Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

WHERE:  Washington Convention Center
                801 Mt. Vernon PL NW
                Room 301 (in hallway outside main Ballroom toward the back, level 3)

RSVP:  To gain entrance, members of the media are asked to RSVP for in-person attendance to Barbara Kowalski: bkowalsk@aafp.org.

Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. as remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m. Media must be in place beforehand.

 

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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 120,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Approximately one in five of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is nearly 192 million office visits each year — nearly 66 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.


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