December 11, 2013 09:09 am — As I have often said, one of the great joys of being an AAFP Board member is the opportunity to attend chapter meetings and talk to members from across the country. Every now and then, however, I receive an even more special invitation.Full Story »
As We See It: Voices From the AAFP
"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.
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Recent "As We See It" Stories
12/04/2013 — Have you offered your opinion on the Future of Family Medicine? Your opinion matters, and now is the time. In our first update on Family Medicine for America's Health: Future of Family Medicine 2.0, you had a chance to learn about our initiative that aims to define the role of the 21st century family physician, including scope of practice and our role within the health care system.
12/03/2013 — I recently represented our members at the AMA Interim Meeting in National Harbor, Md. The AMA obviously is a very different organization than ours, but it provides family physicians with another opportunity to lead and advocate at the state and national levels. I was truly impressed by the tremendous contributions being made by family physicians across the country.
11/27/2013 — With the hectic schedules that we keep and the daily challenges we face, Thanksgiving presents a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the things that are important. One of the most important aspects of this holiday is that even if families are spread across the country, it is a time to gather, share a meal and give thanks. If face-to-face visits aren't possible, people often call or connect in other ways. And those connections are so important for recharging ourselves.
More "As We See It" News
- 11/22/2013 — AAFP Takes SGR Message to Capitol Hill
- 11/20/2013 — Work-Life Balance Can be Difficult for Busy FPs
- 11/19/2013 — Center Provides Lessons on Where We Came From
- 11/13/2013 — AAFP Offers Recommendations on SGR Repeal Proposal
- 11/13/2013 — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- 11/07/2013 — The Challenge of Working With Health Plans
- 11/05/2013 — Getting Health Care Right, Even as We Change It
- 10/29/2013 — Shaping the Future of Family Medicine
- 10/25/2013 — U.S. GME Results Not Aligned With Need
- 10/23/2013 — How Can We Make the Scientific Assembly Better?
- 10/16/2013 — Residents Can Attest to Demand for FPs